How to make a dog crate smaller?
Puppies under six months of age shouldn't stay in a crate for more than three or four hours at a time.
They can't control their bladders and bowels for that long.
The same goes for adult dogs being housetrained.
Physically, an older dog can hold it, but they don't know they're supposed to.
As a general rule, it's best not to leave water in the dog crate, particularly when potty training your puppy.
This is because it is likely to increase the number of accidents inside the crate, as puppies fill their bladders quickly.
A crate mounted bottle or bowl is best, as these will not spill or get knocked over.
Adult dogs shouldn't be left in crates for more than 6-8 hours.
Puppies of 17 weeks and older can handle up to 4 or 5 hours in a crate at a time.
Leaving a dog home alone in a crate longer than this can hurt their mental and physical health.
While dog trainers can earn as little as $7.76 an hour up to as much as $29.59 an hour, Animal Behavior College estimates the average wage at $20 an hour, as of 2010.
However, some trainers earn upward of $150 an hour – especially those with a great deal of experience and in certain areas of the country.
4 Tips for helping your dog gain weight
- Choose a higher calorie food. Select a food that is higher in calories and protein like what you would offer a canine athlete…
- Feed small meals throughout the day or consider free feeding…
- Supplement meals with snacks…
- Use wet or fresh foods…
- Picky eater…
- Old age.
"When dogs make noises, or twitch their muscles or eyelids, it's likely that they are in a deep stage of sleep, which is shared by humans called REM (rapid eye movement)," Thompson said.
"Their whimpers and noises during sleep may be much like the ramblings of humans when they sleep-talk."