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crate

slang An old car that is in poor condition. I think it's time for me to get a new car—I'm constantly worried that this old crate is going to break down on me.

crate

n. a dilapidated vehicle. This crate gets me to work and back. That’s good enough.
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Here are some additional tips to help your dog get the most benefit from his crating experience:
If your dog has had past unpleasant experiences with crating, consider changes.
With puppies especially, crating helps you monitor their movements and ensure that they won't have accidents.
If you have more than one dog, Bob strongly recommends crating each one separately.
When I'm shopping for a soft crate, I look for supreme ease of use, both in terms of how quickly I can set up and break down the crate, and how easy it is to carry to my designated crating area at weekly dog classes and events.
I recommend crating him in your own bedroom so he has the comfort of your presence; it will help to ease the pangs of loneliness he's likely to feel upon separation from his mom and littermates.
Overcrating, traumatic, or stimulating experiences while crated, improper introduction to the crate, and isolation or separation anxieties are the primary causes of crating disasters.
Dogs will generally accept either type of crate, if you introduce the dog to the crate properly and don't abuse or overuse crating.