10 Reasons To Use A Crate For Your Dog’s Home

  1. Crating a dog prevents it from chewing on electrical cords, eating poisonous plants, toxic fluids, or nylon socks. All can be very dangerous to a young pet left at home alone.
  2. Housebreaking your pet doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal. Take advantage of the dogs’ natural tendency to keep its sleeping area clean. Be sure you crate your puppy only for as long as it can reasonably control its bladder and bowels.
  3. Protect your property. The cost of a crate is a bargain compared to the cost of replacing furniture or other belongings that he could destroy.
  4. Introduce chew toys. Give your dog time in his crate to become engrossed in chewing on a toy and stay out of mischief.
  5. Use the crate as a “time out.” It gives the pet time to regainImage its composure so he can interact with you when you are ready.
  6. Curb and prevent separation anxiety. You have your dog, but you can’t spend every minute of your day with him. The crate can teach him how to enjoy spending time alone.
  7. Use the crate to travel safely. A crate is a great way to keep your pet safe; whether traveling by car or airplane.
  8. A crate can provide security. This is a place your dog can call home. If your household is busy, it’s place he can “get away.”
  9. You can put his food and water in the crate. Put him in often for short periods of time to get him to used to it. An occasional treat helps him when in the crate.
  10. It can also be used as a hospital room. If your pet is sick or injured, his home becomes his hospital room. Hot packs, cold packs, movement restrictions, and giving medications are easier when the pet is safe in his room.

A dog in the wild would dig a hole in the side of the hill and use this spot for resting. He comes out to eat and relieve himself and then goes back in his den. A crate is not a cruel thing. It’s where our dog can find security and rest. Notice how often a dog will lay under a table or chair. The crate gives him his own home.

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