​It’s very common to start an online course and want to blast through, but this course is not that course. We have to work at our dog’s pace and really take our time, otherwise, we won’t see the results we want to. If you get this course done in a day or two, you either have a dog who loves their crate already, OR you’ve rushed things a bit. 

Take your time. I mean it. Slow and steady wins the race. If you’re working through the training plan and you find that your dog is struggling at some point or simply isn’t 100% comfortable and relaxed, that’s your cue to stop and go back to an easier step.  

In the age of technology, it’s easy to want instant results, but you’ll be glad to have really spent the time. And imagine how grateful your dog will feel to have all this time spent with you! 

When working with your dog on a training plan, it’s a fantastic idea to video your progress so that you can review it later and catch any missed steps, errors, oversights, etc. This helps to make us better trainers!  

While you’re at it, feel free to snap a photo or capture your dog on video and post it on Instagram! Tag us @tcceinc and use the hashtag #crateivity (no dash) so that we see it and can repost to share your success, or simply to show off your adorable pooch!