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By putting your English Bulldog or Miniature Bulldog in a crate, you are giving them a sense of safety and security and a place they can call their own. English Bulldogs actually like having a “den” to cuddle up in. By putting your Miniature English Bulldog in a crate while you are gone, it will also give you the security of knowing that your bully baby is in a safe place, away from harm, and not doing any damage to your home or to themselves.

Crate training is also a huge part of potty training. Make sure you put your English Bulldog on a regular schedule for potty breaks and use the crate when you are gone or need your Bully child to rest. Your English Bulldog will typically not “use it” in his home (or crate). They like to keep it clean and will hold it until you can take them outside. Remember to always praise your English Bulldog when he potties in the area outside that you want him to.

Puppies have very small bladders so they cannot physically hold it for very long. For your English Bulldog Puppy, every two hours would be a good time frame to stick to. As your English Bulldog puppy gets older, naturally he will gain more bladder control and be able to hold it longer. Eventually, the time he should be able to hold it should increase to 8 hours or more.

Another thing to consider when purchasing a crate is to make sure that you buy a crate big enough to accommodate the full growth of your Miniature English Bulldog. When your Bulldog is a puppy and you are crate training, make sure that the crate has a divider panel. You can adjust the placement of the divider panel so that your English Bulldog / Mini English Bulldog puppy does not have full use of the crate. This will make your English Bulldog feel comfortable and cozy. In this situation you English Bulldog will not want to go in his little home and will keep the area clean. If you give your Bulldog puppy the full area of the crate it may be too large, then your Mini Bulldog will make one area of the crate his potty area and the other his sleeping area. Adjust the divider panel so that your English Bulldog has enough area to get up and stretch but not enough room to potty.

Crate training your English Bulldog/ Miniature English Bulldog puppy is just a smart thing to do for both you and your baby Bully. It will give you the security and peace of mind of knowing that Bully baby is not getting into trouble or danger while you are gone.

We recommend the Midwest Life Stages crate, as it folds flat for travel and is adjustable size-wise are your bulldog puppy grows. Also, see House Training.