Puppy Pen Set Up – Professional Dog Training

This video goes over how to set up a puppy pen for your puppy. In the video I talk about setting up the pen specifically for your puppies needs, for example, creating an escape-proof pen if need be. I also cover how to initially get your puppy used to being in the pen. After watching this video you can check out these videos on:
Separation training:
Teach go to you bed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-kvwI_DmHU
Teaching your puppy a calm settle- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr1olzgidMw
Train your dog to go into a pen or crate- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8yc5Y9HGY4
Teach your puppy sit down and stay – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ebe7mIzqFA
If need help with Separation Training I suggest getting in contact with: Tina Bhargava Flores
CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, CSAT (certified separation anxiety trainer)
Tina’s website: doggyeinsteinstraining.com

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  1. Daria Rylkova on April 29, 2022 at 2:32 am

    Do you find any difference between using a pee pad vs a pee pad tray vs artificial turf vs patch of real grass for helping dogs discriminate between their pee area and other indoor surfaces like carpets later on?

  2. Shepherd Dynasty Circus Tricks & Tumbles on April 29, 2022 at 2:35 am

    Awesome tips, high quality video!!

  3. Michelle Hashimoto on April 29, 2022 at 2:38 am

    Hi Emily, I can’t tell you enough how I appreciate this video. You addressed solutions to some of the struggles I face. I’m going to use your method for my new puppy. You mentioned alternative to zip tie. What was it? My previous puppy chewed off zip tie and appeared in his poop. Also where can I find the bucket for the water? I love how it’s secure from spilling. As always I enjoy your video immensely ❤️

  4. Joanna Chang on April 29, 2022 at 2:41 am

    Very detailed and helpful tips for dog owners to set up the pen for puppies 🥰 we still have a gated area for our two years old dog so she can feel safe, relax and nap in while we are away or working in the office. It also gives me peace of mind knowing she won’t get into something dangerous when I am gone. thank you for taking the time and creating this great video!

  5. Kyla McRoy on April 29, 2022 at 2:43 am

    Fabulous as always! What tips do you have for the common situation where clients don’t have time to teach their puppy to be comfortably alone in the pen? I encourage a ton of enrichment, appropriate exercise, adaptil, etc. but clients really struggle with common situations where they have to subject the pup to something they haven’t trained because the training takes a while (confinement, husbandry/start buttons, etc.).

  6. watchmoivies123 on April 29, 2022 at 2:43 am

    Sorry, you seem to have

  7. Lisa Gallegos - Dog Training on April 29, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Love this video <3 You are amazing!

  8. Manos Tsik on April 29, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Great video

  9. TXTE on April 29, 2022 at 2:45 am

    I have 3 kids with over 10 years of parenting experience but I’m way more nervous about this puppy we are getting 😂😂😂

  10. Johannes on April 29, 2022 at 2:48 am

    Very instructional, thank you! I’m preparing for a puppy in the early months of 2022 and these videos really help a lot in understanding what I should be aiming for.

  11. HomeBrew Terrain on April 29, 2022 at 2:48 am

    the Truth flows from you like a fountain! I didn’t think about the puppy pad thing and now she thinks they are super fun toys! uuugh not fun. an ounce of prevention as they say.

  12. Social Improvements 101 on April 29, 2022 at 2:48 am

    I don’t know what your private life is like but have you considered diving into button training?

  13. Sara Van Roosbroeck on April 29, 2022 at 2:48 am

    That is one relaxed pup, damn!

  14. Cloudburst on April 29, 2022 at 2:49 am

    Where do you buy that flooring under the pen?

  15. Craig C on April 29, 2022 at 2:51 am

    Brilliant ideas, thanks! I have a puppy arriving early Dec (I always feel like I know less than zero when I start with a new puppy 😬😆)

  16. Lisa Brewer on April 29, 2022 at 2:52 am

    I have been watching a lot of puppy videos. This one has been by far the most helpful because I’m going to have to kennel my puppy and a pen until I know she’s safe around my adult dogs. When she’s out my big adult dog will need to be on lead.

  17. malena johnson on April 29, 2022 at 2:53 am

    What is the name of this puppy pen

  18. Hannah Wilson on April 29, 2022 at 2:54 am

    Great video and it couldn’t be a better time for me! I’m getting a puppy on Sunday 😊 something I’m really confused about though is what to do when I can’t be in the pen with my puppy like for example when I have to go to the bathroom, do laundry, etc. but my puppy isn’t 100% comfortable yet being in the pen alone. I’m definitely going to do training sessions throughout the day in the pen to get him used to it, but until that point do I leave him with a Kong and hope that he doesn’t cry or am I supposed to take him with me everywhere until he’s more comfortable in the pen? Thank you so much for your videos! 💜

  19. Speaking Cantonese with Miss Winnie on April 29, 2022 at 2:56 am

    Can u suggest the pens u are using that I could order online?

  20. Speaking Cantonese with Miss Winnie on April 29, 2022 at 2:58 am

    I want to set up pens for my dog…thanks for the video!!

  21. starali16 on April 29, 2022 at 2:58 am

    Great video! Question…when do you stop using the pen and just transition to the crate only or partial rein of the house. Is it when they get too big for the pen or when they are fully housebroken?

  22. Redsamme on April 29, 2022 at 2:58 am

    My puppy is getting delivered tomorrow, and I knew exactly where to go first for a training refresher!
    Thanks Emily for the amazing videos, and for continuing to be such a top leader in positive reinforcement training

  23. Rachel Crossen on April 29, 2022 at 3:01 am

    What is the flooring?

  24. girlgamer3000 on April 29, 2022 at 3:01 am

    Hi Emily! I have a pen much like yours but she tends to sleep a lot of the time in it. How do I make it so she makes more choices to play etc?

  25. NOPAIN2TRAIN on April 29, 2022 at 3:01 am

    Emily! Excellent. I am going to add this as a link on my website!

  26. Marieke on April 29, 2022 at 3:02 am

    Great video! I’m thinking about getting my first ‘own’ dog and I need some puppy refreshing since our family dog is 11 already. Do you have any additional tips for someone who lives alone with a puppy? And I’m still going to university, do you suggest having a puppy sitter or can I start leaving them alone for 3 hours after a few weeks already?

    Lol Bliss’s face at 13:44 😂

  27. Zoe Shaw on April 29, 2022 at 3:03 am

    Hello, thank you very much for the video. I was wondering if you could tell me the make of your pen? Thanks.

  28. SEzzz53 on April 29, 2022 at 3:04 am

    So helpful! Another reason to train a dog to use a pee pad is if they ever have surgery or an illness where they aren’t able to go outside or walk distances go down porch steps.

  29. Suzana Zulu on April 29, 2022 at 3:06 am

    All of your videos are really useful , but this is better to me, because I’m teaching my dog how stays calming into the crate. Thank you very much ❤️

  30. JJ Solly on April 29, 2022 at 3:08 am

    Excellent! Very good tips. How do you bend and secure the flooring, please?

  31. L Parker on April 29, 2022 at 3:08 am

    My puppy will not stay in this. He will whine and cry. Any advice?

  32. Thomas Wilke on April 29, 2022 at 3:09 am

    Very informative. You look like you’re in an orchestra pit looking up at the stage

  33. watchmoivies123 on April 29, 2022 at 3:10 am

    LOV THIS. I have a Q? You seem to male all merle BC’S. any reason why?

  34. jenn.d.08 on April 29, 2022 at 3:12 am

    Very useful information!! Thank you

  35. Michele Matter on April 29, 2022 at 3:12 am

    Great information!!

  36. Susanne Bark on April 29, 2022 at 3:13 am

    Another brilliant video!

  37. Gabriela M on April 29, 2022 at 3:16 am

    This video was super helpful! Thank you, lots of great tips, I love your water bucket, where did you get it? 😁

  38. Lisa Eleanor on April 29, 2022 at 3:16 am

    I came her from. Tictoc

  39. Heather Venkat on April 29, 2022 at 3:21 am

    I haven’t seen anyone else cover this! Great stuff!

  40. Sebastian R. Jepsen on April 29, 2022 at 3:22 am

    Great video Emily!
    We have definitely made mistakes introducing our pup to his playpen. He still does not love being in there even when we sit or stand right besides it – He will not nap by him self, so getting him in there and enforcing calm behavior is the only way to get him to sleep – Though he will fight it for some minutes with whining and jumping up on the sides.

    Do you recommend using high or low values treats for this? I am worried that high value treats are getting him too excited.

  41. Dabo do on April 29, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Thanks for posting another fabulous tutorial. Excellent explanations & demonstrations as always. Thanks so much.
    Absolutely loving your channel & all what you do.

  42. live not on evil on April 29, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Just got a pen. Did exactly what you said not to do. Left him alone with his favorite chew thing, and he almost immediately dropped it and started whimpering for companionship. Now, of course, it’s just a jail to him. I’ve got some work to do …

  43. GrassWithFlowers on April 29, 2022 at 3:25 am

    I’ve grown some grass in bins to use instead of puppy pads as an indoor toilet

  44. David Rodes on April 29, 2022 at 3:25 am

    Emily… you deserve more subscribers for this content…. Keep it up 💪💪💪💪

  45. A on April 29, 2022 at 3:27 am

    Hi Emily! Awesome tips!! As usual!!
    Question: what brand is the white folding gate/pen? Thanks!!
    Yes lots to think about. When I first brought my boy home I also got him a toy with a heartbeat so he wouldn’t miss his sister and mom as much. It became his fave till he ate it’s ear off and needs repair. Now he sleeps on my head:)

  46. Ollie Wallie on April 29, 2022 at 3:28 am

    Ooo dog-appeasing pheromone

  47. Ted Jack on April 29, 2022 at 3:29 am

    Thanks! Great tutorial customized to different kind of puppies.
    Yust one question: When do you close the the door of the crate?

  48. wheeze on April 29, 2022 at 3:29 am

    Hi Emily, i was wondering if you ever would like to cover some car ride tips!
    weve had our puppy for 3 weeks now and he still struggles with settling/not stressing in the car
    we try to take his mind off the stress with an edible chew stick (he isnt very toy motivated) which works, but we cant keep feeding him in the car all the time.

    any and all tips are welcome 😩

  49. Deb McCaslin on April 29, 2022 at 3:30 am

    Do you have a video on how to train your puppy to use the indoor toilet occasionally? I love the idea of having that option when the weather is bad or when there are fireworks outside. Thanks for your videos.

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