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Dog Training: To Crate or Not to Crate

Putting a dog in a crate can create a variety of emotional responses.

However, unless you own a dog, you’ll never really understand the joys (and horrors) of a properly trained canine companion and the work it entails. The dog behavior industry abounds with widely different theories on proper training and it can get difficult figuring things out, especially with a puppy under foot.

Getting a dog was something we did as our son went off to college. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: They are the same! They simply want to eat, sleep and play 🙂

My husband & I each had dogs as kids growing up, however we were not involved in any of the actual caretaking or training of the critters. To this day our eyes continue to be opened as we continue training our pup who is two.

Here, dog trainer Robin Bengtson, owner of Robin’s Dog Stars, briefly shares her view on crating when training a dog.

These den animals do enjoy the close quarters a crate provides. Plus, they are able to use it for behavior training as well as a place of comfort.

Consider using a crate when training your own pet.

In addition to dog  training, she also entertains with her dog trick show. Her animals are amazing and I hope you can catch her act some time.

Visit Robin’s site at RobinsDogstars.com

(I had the pleasure of interviewing her a few years ago. Here’s a link!


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