Crating your dog is a critical skill for both mental and physical well-being! We believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of crate training, so much so that it is part of our adoption contract to continue crate training for life (and all dogs in foster homes are utilizing crates).
Having a solid crate practice includes benefits like...
*keeping your dog and house safe whenever you cannot directly supervise them (yes, this may even be when somewhen is home!)
*assisting with house training
*mental relaxation and a break from stimulation for your dog
*complements structure and routine
*preventing unwanted behaviors like window-barking, counter-surfing, etc.
*a "safe haven" that can travel with your dog wherever it goes
*provides a safe place for car travel (and contains any mess if you have a car sick dog)
*less anxiety for your dog if they need to be crated for emergency vet care or any emergency situation for the humans that might lead to temporary changes for the dog
*containment for potentially stressful situations such as meeting new people, workers in the home, fireworks, etc.
*More than 1 dog household, safety from a dog fight that no one is home to break up. This also includes other animals in the home such as a cat.