The Benefits of Crate Training.

Crate training has been known as one of the least stressful ways to mold good behaviors into dogs. Some dog owners view crates as cruel and unfair, but this is not the case. Most dogs actually enjoy being in their crate, it gives them a sense of coziness. A crate also helps to satisfy the dog’s natural instincts to be in a den while alleviating many of the problems that dog and people experience. If you’re interested in enrolling your dog in classes here at Ruffger’s that assist with crate training, click here.  

What is a dog crate?

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A dog crate is a plastic or collapsible metal enclosed pen that is just the right size for a dog to stand up and turn around in. A crate is a place for the dog to be when no one is around. People also put dogs in crates while driving to limit distraction. A dog crate can often be known as the dog’s bed and sanctuary. The purpose of a crate is to provide a sense of confinement to the dog.

Why use a dog crate?

As humans, we can enjoy a peace of mind when leaving our dogs home alone. We’ll know that nothing can be soiled or destroyed. You can also housetrain your dog quickly by using the crate to encourage control and establish a regular routine for elimiation. A crate is a great way to confine your dog if he’s over excited or misbehaving.

From a dogs perspective, dogs can enjoy the privacy and security of their own den. A crate is somewhere a dog can go if he’s tired, stressed, or feeling under the weather. A crate is also a great way for your dog to control his bowels and associate going to the bathroom only with the outdoors. A dog crate is also great for dogs because it means they can be included in family trips and outings instead of being left at home alone.

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Since dogs are very social animals, it’s vital that they are indoors most of the time interacting with you and your family. Part of bonding with your dog is making them a part of your family, and that feeling of belonging comes from being included in family activities and living in the house even when human beings are not always present. If you need any additional assistance with crate training, contact us here at Ruffgers.