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Why is Crate Training Important?

There are many negative connotations that flood the minds of dog owners when a trainer suggests crate training. Due to a lack of knowledge, some dog parents view crates as cruel training tools. However, if crate training is done properly, it can be used to prevent your dog from engaging in mischief.

What many people fail to realize is that crate training is not a punishment tool, but in fact a management tool. A crate should not be used as a form of discipline to correct or punishment any type of misbehavior. The key to crate training is to not associate the crate with anything negative; that way, your dog will enjoy his/her time spent in the crate.

Crate training can provide peace of mind and an insurance of safety for dog owners that have dogs who suffer from separation anxiety or for pups that aren’t quite housebroken. Crates satisfy a dog’s instinct to be in a den, as dogs have a natural desire to have a place they can call their own. When crate training is not abused or overused, your dog will view the crate as their own personal space and safe haven. To many dogs, their crate provides them with a sense of security which alleviates problems such as anxiety and destructive behavior.

Those individuals who opt to do crate training without the knowledge or help of a professional dog trainer often make the mistake of immediately putting their new dog or puppy into a crate for extended periods of times. The crate door should never be closed until your dog is comfortable enough to go in and out of the crate at their leisure.

As with many new things, a crate should be slowly introduced to prevent your dog from forming any negative ideations. With the help of our customized training program, I can help you slowly and effectively introduce your dog to the crate. If you are ready to provide your dog with a safe and secure place, then give me a call today at 470-741-2243. I would love to help!