What To Do If Your Dog Won’t Use His Dog House

Justin writes: “My dog won’t stay in his dog house for more than 5 seconds. What can I do? I have his favorite blanket in there. Any suggestions? Thanks”

Adam replies: For some reason, I find that most dogs do not like traditional dog houses. They do, however, prefer the Tupperware-type “Igloos.” In any case, here’s what you can start doing:

Feed the dog his dinner in the dog house. What you’re doing when you feed him his dinner in the dog house is that you’re associating something positive (eating) with being in the dog house. Simple!

You can also try playing fetch games with the dog, by throwing the toy to be retrieved into the dog house.