Crate training can be very beneficial for both the owner and the dog, and the good news is that it is very easy to do. Crate training, however is a controversial issue. Should you Crate train your dog? Because it seems it unpopular for some and they consider the crate as cruel, like a prison.
To answer that issue, my take is that ‘yes’, Crate Training can be a better option for your pets, if you just do it right. Just like your baby has a crib, or you having your own room, a crate can be considered thus for your dogs.
The essential thing is that the crate must be big and spacious enough for your dog that he can stand up, walk in a small circle, and lie down comfortably. The amount of time that you place your dog in the crate must also be regulated to a minimum, so that they can still explore and exercise outside.
If your dog has mastered the Crate Training, under the fair conditions stated above, you can have a peace of mind knowing that your dog is just relaxing on his crate, not destroying or soiling any of your things at home, and not developing any bad habits while you are out. You can also prevent your dog on accidentally straying away!
Crate Training can also be very beneficial if you like bringing your dog during trips or getaways. As he will not be easily frightened by his/her new surroundings as long as his familiar security blanket or personal room (the crate) is nearby, ready and waiting for him. You also have a bigger chance of admittance in stores or hotels, if your dog is Crate Trained.
And those, my fellow dog-lovers, are the simple reasons why you should do Crate Training.
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