Whether you want to kennel train your pup to house train him or to get him to stop chewing on the furniture and shoes, there are basic things to do. Firstly, though, you need to determine what you're going to train your pup in first. If you try to tackle too many things at once, especially with a younger dog, you can sometimes end up confusing them instead of helping them break bad habits.

Chewing is perhaps the easiest to tackle first, though you have to be consistent with this all throughout his first year or so, or anytime you see him defaulting back to the wrong behaviour. The easiest way to train him is to have a selection of chew toys available in his dog kennel and run for him to play with. Then, if you see him chewing on a shoe or something else he shouldn't have such as clothing, or furniture (my dog used to love the bathroom trashcan! She'd wrestle the flip lid off and run all over the house with it, after having upset the trashcan first that is,) take it off him, say 'no' in a firm tone then take him to his kennel and show him his chew toys. Pretty soon he should learn that chew toys are for playing with and chewing, and not anything else he sees laying around the house.

House-breaking your pup is a little more work in the beginning, but well worth the effort you put into it. Dogs will not eliminate in the same place they sleep, even wild dogs won't do it--they'll go outside of their lair to do their business. You can take advantage of this fact.

When you see your dog getting restless, if he's walking around anxiously and whining it's a sure sign that he wants to eliminate. When you see this, quickly go and take him outside and wait for him to do his business, then praise him very loudly and vocally. If you consistently do this, you'll soon find that he is house trained and he'll only go outside from then on. The main key with this is consistency on your part though. You can't be lax one day then really onto it the next day. That will just confuse the pup, and he won't learn anything.

It is possible for even a young pup to be pretty much totally housetrained in a few days, if you are very consistent with your part. You also need to realize that pups can only hold their bladders for a very short time, perhaps two hours at the most. And they always need to eliminate after they eat or drink. If you take them outside at these times they'll soon learn what's expected of them. Another tip is to try to take them to the same spot in the yard or outside each time, as that also helps make it easier to train them.

So, you see dog kennel training isn't that difficult to do, and once it's done you'll be happier for it, as will your dog.