* Evaluate your crating protocols and make any necessary changes (bedding?
Caption: Dogs who have never been given a reason to resent crating often seek out their crates on their own.
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Not all dogs are suitable for crating. Dogs with moderate to severe separation anxiety or with barrier frustration--claustrophobia--shouldn't be crated.
Finally, crating is never appropriate as a form of punishment, and you should never bang on the crate to stop whining or otherwise scare your dog while he's inside.
If you have more than one dog, Bob strongly recommends crating
each one separately.
If small and lightweight are your top priorities, and you have a medium-size, exceptionally well crate-trained dog who needs crating
for just short periods of time, consider the Pop Crate by Sport Pet.
is not appropriate as a form of punishment, and you should never bang on the crate to stop whining or otherwise scare your dog while he's inside.
If he's a victim of generalized anxiety or separation anxiety and the crate aversion is part of a larger syndrome, or his stress about crating
is extreme, you may want to explore the use of behavior modification drugs with your behavior knowledgeable veterinarian, or a veterinary behaviorist, to help reduce stress enough that he can learn to love his crate.
When you walk toward the crate and your dog suddenly runs the other way, you need to increase the fun of crating
, and decrease the time he spends in it.
My dogs are all quite accustomed to crating
, so it's simply a matter of loading and securing crates in the van--that's an important step that many people carelessly skip--and finally, putting the dogs in crates.