Some people refuse to crate or kennel training their dogs, because they think the confinement is cruel. However, a crate or kennel benefits both dogs and owners. Using a crate for appropriate time periods is helpful with a variety of important goals, including house training, preventing destructive behavior, and teaching a dog to settle and relax. Let’s see what’s the benefits of crate training.
1. It’s a good way of teaching your pup the boundaries of the house and keeping it safe.
2. Using a crate prevents a dog or pup from getting into trouble when you can’t supervise directly. Those times might include at night, when you are at work, when you are driving, or when you are busy cooking.
3. Your dog can find a comfort and solitude place while you know they’re safe and secure. If the crate becomes his own private and safe place, it’s a perfect destination when the dog is tired or nervous. Dogs have a natural instinct to be in a den.
4. Crate training can help prevent anxiety. It teaches excitable dogs to enjoy some down time, and conditions relaxed behavior. Dogs can be put into a crate with a yummy and safe chew or stuffed Kong to keep them secure, relaxed, and out of mischief for periods of time.