THE IMPORTANCE IN CRATE TRAINING
As professional dog trainers in the balanced dog training community you will always hear us recommend to crate train your dog.
For puppies we recommend to get started as soon as you bring your puppy home-adequate sleep is beneficial to the brain development and growth. For adult dogs...it’s not too late to add some crate to their day-to-day. On a regular basis we get questions like:
How do I get my puppy to stop peeing on the floor? Crate train - your puppy isn’t ready for the entire
house - you are setting your puppy (soon to be dog) up for failure.
How do I get my dog to stop being reactive? Utilize the crate more so they have less opportunities to
act on a behaviour that they find super reinforcing.
How do I get my dog to engage with me more? Crate train - Build value in yourselves
How do I stop my dog from being destructive? Crate train - When you can’t monitor your dog they
should be in the crate.
How do I help my dog and their anxious behaviours? Crate train - Decompression is so beneficial in
helping relax our dog’s mind.
See where we are going with this? This can seem like a default response from your trainers to help
resolve a lot of common issues; but in reality the crate is often overlooked because we feel its cruel and
not fair to our dogs to spend pockets of the day in the crate while we aren't
able to engage with them and