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Crating began as a misguided way for people to housetrain puppies. The theory was that a dog in a small cage will “hold it” rather than eliminating, and dog owners would thus not have to pay close attention to their puppies while they were confined to the crate. It wasn’t long before dog trainers began recommending crating for adult dogs who had any type of behavior problem as a way of stopping the behavior. But this method does not teach dogs good behavior, and it certainly doesn’t take into account their social, physical, and psychological requirements. Dogs are highly social pack animals who abhor isolation and who crave and deserve companionship, praise, and exercise. Forcing dogs to spend extended periods of time confined and isolated simply to accommodate their guardians’ schedules is unacceptable, and it exacerbates behavior problems, leading to even more crating.
Hello from Greece!! I just came back to Greece after some years abroad and found out that all of a sudden so many people started using crates for their dogs. Most of them are first time dog owners of course. They simply have no idea of how to properly behave to a dog, and they confine the animal in a cage, pretending they are animal lovers??? I just can’t believe that!! I ve grown up with dogs, my last one lived for 18 years and had never been in a cage, he was the most well behaved dog I ve ever seen with no training at all. At the moment, I just got a beagle puppy, she is quite naughty, but I would never ever think about puttung her in a cage!! I simply try to find the right way to communicate with her and show her the proper behaviour. Putting a dog in a cage means that you have clear communication problems with the animal and you are completely useless as you do not even try to find a way to solve them. There is one simple word for proper training, it starts with a c and it is NOT “crate”. It is simply Communication. If one is unable to find a way to communicate with their dog, they shouldn’t get a dog in the first place. This crate trend is absolutely ridiculous and inhumane. Period.
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On the other hand, if your dog has too much room in an oversized cage, they also are more at risk of sliding around and even suffering injury from sudden starts and stops while in a cage during travel.If dog crates were designed to look like little dog houses, it might be easier to convince people that they're -- not -- cages! First, let's talk about what a crate really is and how they can improve your relationship with your dog.Pugs, Dachshunds, Boston Terriers, Miniature Poodles, and other small breeds between 11-25 pounds also do well in these crate sizes, however, you should still measure your dog and not rely solely on average breed sizes when choosing an appropriate-size cage.A crate or dog cage can be a wonderful training tool when used correctly. Used incorrectly, or over used, it can be an instrument of fear and torture. Every dog, especially new puppies, should have a crate. Dogs are descended from wild canines that used dens for shelter. Most wild canines dig the den, a small, cozy, and safe haven to sleep and rear puppies. In our homes, domesticated dogs appreciate such a haven or den that should become the dogs room, a refuge where the dog can rest and feel safe.