Crate training it’s a very useful thing to teach for your dog. You need to understand at first that crate training is not inhuman or cruel, dogs are denning animals. They like it dark and close, so understand that whether you use a crate or not your dog is probably Dennin up one way or another.
This explains why dogs go under end tables and coffee tables, sleep under the covers, why they hide below the printer or hang out under your desk. For the other dogs, this is why they like bolster beds, why they nestle into the cushions, why they sit under chairs, why they stretch out behind the couch.
The crate is safe
A crate is safe and protected den for while we cannot supervise them. Some dogs don’t need one and never used one but don’t mistake that for the norm; those are outliers. The vast majority of puppies and newly adopted dogs will and do benefit from crate training and intelligent use of a crate.
A crate is never used for punishment, don’t ever put them up when you are mad at them because this only teaches them to fear and loathe time in the crate so you will be creating a lot of problems instead of training.
Is a crate right for me?
Crates are great for raising a puppy or for helping a new adult dog settle in, take in mind some considerations.
Environmental management: While they’re learning new things around your house, a crate can help you control destructive behaviors. Blocking access to tempting things like underwear and your shoes may be worth the effort.
Errorless Housetraining for puppies
Crates are a necessity for quick and effective errorless housetraining for puppies.
Housetraining for newly adopted adult dogs
Even adult adopted dogs can be trained with a crate and they can go through the full house training regimen.
Mature dogs may not need a crate
For mature dogs is not necessary at this point, many can be home alone or out during the night
May help in behavioral treatment plans
When you have a specific behavior problem you’re trying to address; then a crate may be a helpful component to your treatment plan.
A Crate is not only good to train
For example, if your dog is staying somewhere while you’re out of town, or at the vet’s or even at the groomer’s, they may need to spend time in a crate. A crate is also the safest option when traveling. It can be a reliable and familiar place in the car for your dog, and for busy dogs so they can’t interfere with you while you are driving.
At home is important to be able to control our dog’s stimulation to compartmentalize it to the places we want. Using a crate as a practice would help. In any case, a crate shouldn’t be used for extended periods. Provide adequate mental and physical stimulation so it doesn’t get stressed or anxious.