Crate training is a great way to help your dog become more obedient and less reckless. Training your dog to stay in their crate takes advantage of their instincts. In the wild, dogs and wolves have a den in which they sleep, take shelter, and raise a family in. Your dog's crate will become something similar to them and be their own space in which they can relax and feel secure. You must not use the crate as a punishment if you truly want to take advantage of the many health benefits linked to crate training puppies. You do not want your dog to fear their crate, but embrace it instead. It is also important to take crate training slowly and not force your dog into it as it should be a place they want to go voluntarily.
For those interested in crate training, here are some of the many benefits that come along with it.
Provides A Feeling Of Security
Once a dog is appropriately crate-trained, their crate becomes like a ‘security blanket’ to them, which means your dog will associate the crate with a place they can retire to when they are feeling tired, stressed, or not feeling well. Just like humans are most comfortable when they are in their own homes, dogs are as well. This also allows your dog to be included in family activities much easier without being completely lonely or isolated. Soon enough, a dog who is properly crate trained will bring food to their crate, sleep in it, and retire to it at multiple points during the day. This feeling of security also makes things such as transporting your dog to other locations easier. For instance, most dogs have to be in a crate when flying on a plane, and being crate-trained, particularly with the sense of security it provides, make this kind of journey much easier on the dog.
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