Why Crate Train Dogs?
- by MidWest Homes for Pets
You may be inclined to think that training your dog or puppy to bed down in a small enclosed space – a “cage,” if you will – would be an act of cruelty. Nothing could be further from the truth!
Crate training actually satisfies the hereditary instinct of dogs to seek cozy, protective shelters. That’s evident today in wild dogs especially. If a natural den doesn’t present itself to them, they’ll make a den for themselves, a place where they can hide out safe and secure – psychologically as well as physically.
Domesticated animals have this instinct too. In your home, if your dog or puppy has no special, set-aside place to call his own, he’ll make feeble attempts to curl up under a table, a chair, or some other covering. Any old place will do in a pinch!
What he could use is a crate or camper from MidWest Homes for Pets. These friendly habitats can be left open for your puppy to enter and exit as he pleases. He can return to his own little home-within-your-home whenever he’s tired or stressed or simply wants a bit of “alone time.”
With a MidWest home, your puppy has a secure place he can happily get his back up against. He won’t feel isolated, either, because our pet homes give him all the visibility and ventilation he needs. He’ll be as snug, secure, and contented as a baby in a playpen.
A contented puppy is far less prone to behavioral problems: no excessive barking or chewing on the furniture. And that should keep you pretty contented as well!
A MidWest home also draws out your puppy’s natural instinct to keep his home clean. When he has to “go” he’ll try to hold it in until you can take him outside to the proper area. This will teach him to follow a schedule and help him avoid accidents.
Explore our website to learn more about how our safe, secure home solutions can keep your dog or puppy happier, healthier, and more self-assured. Look particularly at our Do’s and Don’ts of Puppy Crate Training page and The ABCs of Crate Training. Then contact us if you have questions or need help finding the best crate for your pup.