How much time should my dog spend in a crate?
Crates can be abused, but they can also be a particularly useful training tool. Let me tell you what I mean by “abusing” the crate: putting your dog in the crate and never teaching them how good it is to be inside the crate. Leaving them in there for hours on end while you are off at work. Then you come home and now they get released. Obviously that is not the best way to utilize a crate. In my opinion, the crate should be used for the following reasons: First and foremost the crate should be a place of refuge for your dog, a place for your dog to relax, a place for your dog to escape from the stress of life. Maybe you have little kids who overwhelm your dog, or you have other dogs. Every dog needs a place where he/she can “chill out”. We use the crate to give our dogs and ourselves a break from training.
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