Crate Training Tips For Pet Dogs - A Crate Is Not A Prison For Your Dog

Never shut your dog inside its crate when you need to be away even for a few hours. Many dog owners make the mistake of locking their dogs up in their crates when they leave the house to go shopping or to work. When they are cooped up inside their crates, they can get lonely and bored and this can pave a way for negative behaviors to set in. Locking your dog up in their crates when you leave them will also let them view the crate in a negative light. In order to be successful in crate training, your dog should always think of its crate as a happy place. Letting your dog spend some time each day inside his crate can go a long way in showing your dog that being inside is not a form of punishment. 

Don’t hesitate to talk to your Crown Point, IN veterinarian if you have concerns about your pet’s behavior. 


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