Dog Tip of the Day: Crates are For Adult Dogs Too

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If you’re used to using crates for your puppies that’s great. But with this tip of the day you might want to also consider including your older canines too. Many people use crates for housetraining their puppies or keeping younger dogs out of trouble when nobody is home. Often, once a dog is successfully potty trained, the crate ends up for sale on a website or even worse, in the garbage.   But don’t act so quickly when you think your dog doesn’t need a crate.

Keep in mind that crates are not just for puppies, and that crate training, like all training, is a “use it or lose it” enterprise. Dogs should learn to be crated and practice crating throughout their lives. Even if you don’t need your crate for potty training anymore, you will be glad to have it in case of emergencies.

I like many people don’t like a ton of clutter and would never consider myself to be a hoarder but a dog crate is an essential item you’ve got to have lying around.  You just never know when you’ll need it.

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