Puppy Crate Training – What is It and is it Right For You?
When you are shopping for a new puppy, puppy crate training is not on your mind. Instead, you are thinking of soft fur, cold, wet noses, big, innocent eyes, and how fun it’s going to be when you get that little puppy home. Puppy crate training is teaching your puppy to stay in a crate during certain times (determined by you) so that he or she will not cause any damage to your home during your absence. This is not a punishment, and your puppy will not think of it as such. Some pet owners consider this inhumane. I disagree. While we may love our four legged friend as though they were our very own child, the fact remains that they have dog instincts and desires. They prefer the privacy and security of their own crate. It makes them feel safe and sheltered. Keeping your puppy in the crate all the time is not recommended, but puppy crate training will provide a temporary haven for your pet when it is necessary. If you’ve ever had a puppy you know how it is. You leave to go somewhere and you