Dog Crate Training

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Loki’s Learning Journey With The Calm Canine Academy

When Spanish rescue Loki arrived on English shores, he did so following a number of negative interactions with humans and attacks from other dogs. His new owners were keen to overcome his resulting nervous behaviour and bring out his bouncy and loving personality so that he could feel at home as quickly as possible. They […]

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The Do’s And Don’ts of Puppy Crate Training

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Bringing a new puppy into your home is undoubtedly one of the most exciting things that can happen as a family or individual. The introduction of a new furry friend is the start of a series of amazing memories, mixed in with a number of challenges and decisions you will have to make.  One of […]

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Musings from our Founder – The crate is a jail or is it?!

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This week has been an interesting one as with two simple social posts, nothing out of the ordinary or unusual for us, both our Instagram and TikTok have blown up! And when I say blown up I mean millions of people from across the world are finding our work and commenting on what we do. […]

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Five Top tips on how to introduce your dog to their new crate

Every January celebrates National Dog Training Month and we are sharing top tips on how to introduce your dog to their new crate or pet bedroom. It is likely that before setting your heart on designing and building a bespoke piece of pet furniture with us you are confident that your dog enjoys spending time […]

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How to build confidence in your dog through enrichment activities

We often talk about how enrichment can have benefits for our pets, it’s fun, it’s relaxing and can help keep them occupied while we’re busy with boring human things like work! But did you know enrichment can be more than just a bit of fun for our pets? It can help build confidence which is […]

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Why are dog crates used?

There are a number of reasons why dog crates are used. We find many differing opinions around crating a dog, however many breeders, trainers and veterinarians will recommend crate training from a young age. In this article we are going to discuss some of the reasons why dog crates are used and how they can […]

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How to Crate Train a Puppy

We believe crate training is a personal choice between new owners and their pups. While it doesn’t always suit all families, there are some great benefits to crate training. If you’re welcoming a new pup soon and have decided to learn how crate train a puppy, here are some of our recommendations! For a more […]

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Reasons Dogs Are Crate Trained

Crate training has experienced a steady increase in popularity over the last decade. Despite its many benefits, there are still some negative connotations with crates and crate training. At The Pet Carpenter we’ve experienced the benefits of crate training with our own dogs and are passionate about providing functional and stylish pet bedrooms for crate […]

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Why a crate is important for a happy balanced dog

Crate training is a way of introducing your dog to their own kennel or crate in order to help them to see it as a safe and familiar space. But some people still regard a crate as ‘a cage’. Daryl Cook, the owner of Devon Dog Training, explains why having a crate is the best […]

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