Dogs are naturally den animals, meaning that they seek out small, quiet places to rest. A crate is a good simulation of a den.
One of the best ways to improve your dog's obedience is by teaching them how to use a crate. It is a great way to keep them on a routine when you go to bed or eat dinner. A dog that is trained to use a crate is also easier to travel with.
Some dogs are more averse to crates than others, so be sensitive to this (especially rescue dogs or any dog that spent a lot of time in a cage). You should always strive to make the training experience positive. Any negative actions you take will only make the process more difficult and stresses out your dog.
Here are our suggestions for dog crates
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