- What kind to get?
- What size?
- How to introduce it?
- What schedule to use?
- And so much more.
In the over 25 years I have been a professional trainer, I’ve assisted and personally crate trained thousands of dogs. Used properly, is the safest way to raise a puppy. Period. It is the crib of the dog world – a necessary stage.
Some dogs love them and continue to use them into adulthood. Some dogs stress without one and they continue to need them into adulthood. Most dogs don’t need them once they grow up but keep them around anyway for those times your dog comes in muddy or wet, or you have workman in and out or for many other reasons.
Crating is a life-skill that we gift to our companions. It makes their lives safer and saner.
Please feel free to ask me questions in comments. I’ll answer all I can.