There are so many decisions to make before you bring your Border Collie puppy home. One of the biggest is where your Border Collie will sleep.
Is it going to sleep outside in a kennel? Or will it sleep in the house. If it is sleeping the house where do you want it to sleep in the house? Do you want your Border Collie puppy sleeping in the laundry, the kitchen or in your bedroom?
If Border Collie puppy is sleeping the house, how are you going to keep it safe? Have you thought of using a crate as Border Collie puppy’s indoor kennel so Border Collie puppy is not loose in the house, or outside, while you are asleep? Just think of all the mischief and damage a Border Collie puppy can cause. Not only that, your Border Collie puppy could get seriously hurt....
Border Collies are happiest when sleeping close to their pack. You and your family are their pack.
If you want your Border Collie to sleep outside, provide Border Collie puppy with a kennel, which will become its own den with a good bed in it. All Border Collies need their own kennel outside, whether they sleep outside at night or not.
It provides them with shelter and a safe place to hang out when you are not at home.
Where your Border Collie puppy sleeps is ultimately personal choice.
Anywhere in the house close to the centre of the action in your home is ideal. If you lock your Border Collie up in a laundry away from the rest of the family, it is likely to cry and carry on. Put a nice, comfortable bed somewhere in the living area of your home and your Border Collie will be happy.
A collapsible crate is invaluable when you have a Border Collie. It is like an indoor kennel and you can move it to any place you like. It is best the crate is setup in a permanent position so your Border Collie learns that it is its own special place.
Make sure the crate is in a safe place. Border Collies like crates because they become like a den to them.
Crates are great for us as it is a safe place for your Border Collie puppy when you want to keep it out of harm’s way.
A crate-trained Border Collie will put themselves to bed in their crate as they like their space. A crate is also really convenient for taking your Border Collie to training, dog sport trials, shows, and on outings.
Because your Border Collie will end up loving its crate, never use it as a form of punishment. Your Border Collie will use its crate to sleep in without you telling it to and often spend time in there just hanging out, playing with its toys.
Crate training your Border Collie has another advantage, in that it is a great way to housebreak your Border Collie puppy at night. A Border Collie will not usually use its bed as a toilet so putting your Border Collie puppy into a crate at night ensures no accidents in your house.