Many people are misinformed about crate training. Crate training, in fact, can be a useful tool for training many dog breeds, one being the Chihuahua.We all love our Chihuahuas, but many of them can get into trouble by tearing up things, to urinating in the house, which is why it is a good idea to confine your Chihuahua when you can't be there to watch them. You should also put your Chihuahua up in their crate every time you go to bed.Don't ever punish your Chihuahua by telling them to go to their crate, or making them go in it. Being in their crate should be considered a "good" thing by them. In fact, most Chihuahuas will actually enjoy sleeping and going to their crate, especially if you make it comfortable in it by adding some blankets.Crates are also useful when you need drive your Chihuahua somewhere.
It keeps them confined, in case of an accident.Crate training will help your Chihuahua become potty-trained much faster than using most other methods. Most dogs, Chihuahuas included, won't mess in their crate at night because they have to sleep in it. So if you take them out right when you wake up, they will more than likely go potty outside. Then as long as you keep rewarding your Chihuahua when they are good outside, they will catch on pretty quick.Every Chihuahua learns differently. Some may learn fast, others may learn slow. When your Chihuahua doesn't need to stay locked in their crate, it's a good idea to leave it open so they can go in their sleep. Most Chihuahuas will love their crates.