Ever asked yourself what are the benefits of dog crating? Well, you’re not alone – and some benefits of crating may surprise you. Although many new dog owners initially reject the idea of dog crating, a high percentage of dog owners eventually adopt it due to the benefits it provides both your family and your dog.
What Is A Dog Crate?
A dog crate is normally plastic and often called flight kennels, Vari-Kennels, or collapsible metal with an enclosed pen. The dog crate is not too big and too small, but gives just enough space to give your dog enough room to stand up and turn around. The purpose of a dog crate is to keep your dog in one place or a restricted area for his or her own safety, house training, and more.
There are a wide range of benefits when a dog crate is used in a humane way. As a professional pet sitting company, we want to ensure that you’re aware of a few of these great benefits of dog crating.
Benefit #1: Peace of Mind.
In a perfect world, dog owners would be able to be around their dog(s) all day and night. However, in the imperfect world we live in, there are times in which you have to go to work, run errands, visit friends and family.
Unfortunately, your dog cannot come along for everything you have to do on a daily basis. However, a dog crate gives you peace of mind knowing that when you’re away from your dog, he or she is in a safe place, is comfortable being in the space afforded, and is not left unsupervised, which leads to the development of bad habits.
Benefit #2: Helps with House Training.
By nature, dogs are territorial, and a dog crate gives your dog his or her safe haven or a specific space to retreat to when he or she is tired, not feeling well, or simply wants to relax a bit. In addition, a dog crate helps to prevent your dog from leaving surprises for you (urine or poop on the floor) if left out all alone at night.
Benefit #3: Helps to Keep Things Under Control.
Ever had several guests visiting your home with kids running around with excitement? If you have, you probably already know that sometimes this excitement can be a little too much excitement for your dog. In addition to having new or unfamiliar people inside of your home, this can cause your dog to get out of control due to the confusion it perceives in the atmosphere of your home. However, a dog crate keeps your dog in a confined area, gives it a place that is comfortable, safe and secure for your dog and the guests you have at your home.
Benefit #4: It A Security Blanket.
If you ever have to travel to an unfamiliar environment for your dog, a dog crate is a great way to help your dog adapt to a new or unfamiliar environment. Just like humans, it can be a bit overwhelming to venture into a new environment without seeing something familiar. Your dog’s crate serves as your dog’s security blanket. It’s familiar, it’s his or her territory even in an unfamiliar environment, which empowers your dog with the confidence he or she needs to travel in a peaceful and safe way.
These are just a few of the many benefits of dog crating. We hope these help with the care of your dog.
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