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Reasons For Using a Dog Crate

dog lying in a crate

Dog crates are beneficial to pet owners as well as the dogs. The crate can initially seem a little strange or unkind with its cage-like appearance, but they are actually a useful tool for the dog. Here are some of the benefits of investing in a dog crate.

Calm Retreat

Over time, the crate can become a part of your dog’s everyday life. If you keep the box in a quiet place and leave its door open always, it can be soothing space for your dog to retreat to when necessary. If you treat it like a little room, they can seek it out when stressed tired of afraid.

Injury or Sickness

For a dog that is injured or sick, the comfort, security and calm inside the crate may be soothing. Although dogs know they are in pain, they do not always understand that some actions can cause further injury or harm especially after surgery or when recovering from major accidents. Being able to confine a sick dog in the crate will give you some peace of mind, knowing they cannot get sick all over the house or agitate a wound with rough play. Crating a heavily medicated dog also prevent it from inadvertently hurting themselves.


Dogs do not usually do well traveling in moving cars. Besides, it is dangerous to have a dog roam around the car while you are driving. If you need your dog to stay relaxed and calm while you drive, a crate provides a safer and comfortable way for the dog to travel. They are also suitable for alternative modes of travel like planes. Ensure, however, that the crate is large enough for the dog to be comfortable.

Behavior Modification

Do not use time in the crate as a punishment technique; otherwise, your dog will have negative associations with the box and resist or fuss crate time. If you put the dog in when it knows you are upset or angry, it will think of the crate as a something to avoid. Using praise and calmly, you, however, can use the box to remove your dog when its behavior is unacceptable or keep it out of the way for a while.


Whether the crate is with you and your dog on a trip, at home or being used while staying elsewhere, it will provide a safe and secure place to confine your dog when necessary. You may not be comfortable having the dog roam around unsupervised while you are away. The crate allows you the security of knowing your dog is fine. It will also allow the dog to know it has a safe, familiar spot to be when you are not around.

A dog box is an excellent tool for responsible pet ownership which gives you additional options in caring for your dog. You need to invest in one to reap these benefits.…