When it comes to crate training of Wheaten Terriers, it’s a controversial topic. Many believe that it’s cruel to crate dogs, while others understand the importance of crate training your pup very early. Crates are not a prison for dogs, in fact, they’re quite the opposite. Crates are considered a puppy / dog’s ‘den’; therefore, it is their safe place. Crates should be large enough for your Wheaten Terrier to stand up, turn around and lay back down to get comfortable. If the crate is too big, your Wheaten Terrier can go potty inside the crate, since there is plenty of room to avoid it. With Davis Wheatens, our puppies are almost completely potty trained by the time they reach you. If you choose to purchase a larger crate they can grow into, please be sure to use the separator.
There are many items that if left alone with your pup or dog in the crate, can become hazardous. This can include, for example:
- Food & Water Prevent Choking
- Unattended Pillows
- Stuffed Toys
- Any other items that may prove to be a choking hazard
Use crate training to not only provide a safe place to your Wheaten Terrier, but to also potty train a puppy. Lastly, please understand the rawhides are the number one cause of death in puppies so to the way it expands, so it’s the most dangerous item to leave you puppy alone with.
Other Care Tips for Wheaten Terriers
We also offer many other tips for educating owners on the proper care of our California Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, use the links below to view those tips:
- Early Training of Wheatens
- Grooming of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
- Feeding & House Training of Wheaten Terrier Puppies
- Traveling Safely with Your Wheaten
Contact Davis Wheatens today by phone, email or using the form below for more information on caring for one of our Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Puppies in California, or for details on available puppies!