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Why is cage training so important?

Why is cage training so important?

When your dog is properly crate-trained as an adult, you may not use the cage as much but continue to incorporate the cage into your dog’s daily routine so that the benefits of crate-training extend over to the dog’s life.

In addition to solid and functional obedience, cage training has to be one of the most important skills our dogs can have.

Crate training your dog is not cruel, inhumane or mean (check out this video old about some fun crate games). Often times we relate as humans a cage to jail or feel sorry for a dog that is crated in a cage but it’s important to remember that we’re educating through the dog’s mentality, not our own.

There are several beneficial reasons to crate train your puppy or dog. By crate training, we expect to close and locked the crate door. In my opinion, here is the most important reason to raise your dog: at some point in your dog’s life, they will be in a cage. Whatever happens at the groomer, at the vet’s office, boarding, at a friend’s house, in a car or anywhere else will happen. The preparation for these situations is important and in my opinion not to crate train your dog is doing them a disservice as it causes a lot of stress and anxiety and is extremely difficult on some dogs when they finally need to be placed in that situation.

Here some other important reasons why cage training is so important.

  • It’s a huge aid in walking your puppy or dog potty-training. It makes traveling easy with your dog because they have a familiar reference point wherever they go. It is an important aid in organising the life of your dog. It helps your dog mentally relax. It gives your dog a place of their own to go and to find some peace and quiet, especially in times of chaos (like Halloween). Proper cage training can help reduce anxiety when you leave your dog alone at home. It helps to prevent unwanted behaviours (such as window barking, counter-surfing, choking household objects and more) when you can’t be with your dog.
  • It’s a huge help in training your puppy or dog to potty-train. It makes travelling very easier with your dog because they have a familiar reference point wherever they go. It is an important tool to help build a structure in the life of your dog. It helps your dog to mentally relax It gives your dog a place of their own to go and to get some peace and quiet, especially in times of chaos (like Halloween). Proper cage training can reduce anxiety when leaving your dog alone at home. It helps prevent unwanted behaviours (such as window barking, counter-surfing, choking household objects and more) when you can’t be around your dog.
  • It is a great aid to puppy training or pet training your dog. It makes travel with your dog much easier, as they have a familiar reference point everywhere they go. It is an important aid in the creation of structure in your dog’s life It helps your dog mentally relax It gives your dog a place to go and find some peaceful and quiet in times of chaos (like Halloween). A good crate training can help reduce anxiety when you leave your dog alone home. It helps prevent unwanted behaviours such as window ringing, counter-surfing, putting household objects aside, and more) when you cannot be with your dog.
  • It’s a huge help in the training of your dog or puppy.
  • It makes travelling with your dog much easier since they always have a familiar reference point where they go.
  • It’s a vital tool for creating structure in the life of your dog.
  • It helps your dog mentally relax and to eat more.
  • It gives your dog a place of their own to go and gain some peace and quiet, particularly in times of chaos (like Halloween).
  • Proper crate training can reduce anxiety when you leave your dog home alone.
  • It helps prevent unwanted behaviour (such as window blaring, counter-surfing, chewing household objects and more) when you can’t be with your dog.

Although this may be emotional for some of us, my advice is to put your dog’s crate in the correct place and immediately crate training your dog from the moment he or she steps foot in your home. When your dog is properly crate trained as an adult you may not use the cage as much, but continue to incorporate the cage into your dog’s daily routine so the benefits of crate training carry over to the dog’s life.

 

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