A dog crate can also come in handy if you go places where dogs may not be welcome to run. Your dog will regard the crate as a safe place to wait for you if it’s properly trained. He will regard it as a den and be happy to spend time there when it is needed.
If you plan to travel with your dog a crate is a necessity. Also, when traveling with a commercial carrier your dog must be in a dog crate. When traveling in the family car the crate offers more safety in case of an accident.
Healthy dogs will not eliminate where they sleep. This makes the crate a great tool for potty training. However, when leaving your puppy in a crate, limit it to a short period of time. Even older puppies cannot hold themselves for more than a few hours. So make sure when you let it out of the crate you take it outside as soon as possible. The puppy will probably need to eliminate. As a result, this will be a great time to give it a reward in order to reinforce any house training.
Check the table below to help determine how long you can leave a healthy dog in the crate. The numbers are based on the age of the dog.
|Maximum time in a crate
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