• It's one of the best investments you can make. For thousands of years dogs have responded to their instinct to den by creating one under a table, in a corner or a closet. 

  • To you it's a crate, to your dog, it's a den,  a home with a view. It provides a secure area with walls all around--a forest without bugs.

  • It's a housebreaking tool because dogs and wolves do not soil their den. You can take your puppy from its home to its bathroom to teach housebreaking.

  • It's great for puppy socialization, allowing your puppy to be in the middle of everything without being in the middle.

  • It teaches a puppy about time out and gives you a chance to take time for yourself.

  • It prevents destructive chewing when you can't be in the same place as your puppy. 

  • It's a place where a dog can dream about food or rest quietly knowing it's shielded from cats, kids and other dogs.

  • It's a sanctuary for your dog, a way to escape small children when it needs some space; an opportunity to teach kids about "space" and how everything needs a little.

  • It's a familiar, homey place for your dog because  it's scented by its own body with a soft rug and favorite old chew toy.

  • To an old dog its crate is like a pair of slippers,  friendly, relaxing, well worn and well known.

  • (c) 1994 Barbara Bouyet


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