Crate Training – Why and How to do it

Learn the why and how of crate training for dogs and how to do it right **** Download the FREE Simpawtico Basic Gear Buyer’s Guide here:



Maxx Dog Bed
This is just like the Kong mat/pad without Kong pricing.

Simmons Beautyrest Orthopedic Memory Foam
Actually pretty affordable for a Simmons!

4” Orthopedic Pad w/washable cover
This one is spendy but WOW I’d even sleep on this.


Lixit top fill bottles (small dog) (44 oz.) (64 oz.)
The reviews are spotty on this brand but, as one reviewer pointed out: “This company uses USA Adults with Disabilities to assemble this product, there is a chance that some are assembled incorrectly (not machine assembled)….” Evidently any leaking is a super easy fix. I kind of want to support this company.


Classic Kong

Kong Extreme

PetSafe Barnacle

PetSafe Squirrel Dude

OurPets Atomic Ball

StarMark Chewball

Westpaw Qwizl

OurPets Buster Cube (large)

OurPets Buster Cube (small)


See our video on putting it together:

Read about it on DogStar Daily:

Read about it at Open Paw:


Power Tip #3: Crate Game One—Bait + Restrain

Power Tip #4: Crate Game Two—The Bait Locker

Kong Training Video:

Simpawtico’s Crate Training/Alone Time playlist:

Visit the Learning Center on our website for step-by-step instructions with vids, downloadable handouts, and more!


Simpawtico Dog Training on the web and social media:

About this video: In this video Ian Stone from Simpawtico Dog Training discusses why Crate Training is an important consideration in your puppy or newly-adopted dog plans. We’ll show you how they’re used, what kinds are out there and when to use them, and offer up lot of tips to help you decide if, what, and how!

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