The use of a crate in dog training is highly debated amongst experts and dog…
Most dogs are not wild about visiting the vet. The smells of unfamiliar animals and people, combined with being examined by a strange human, often makes for very unpleasant experiences and associations. However, there are ways that you can make a trip to the vets a more positive experience for your pet, and crate training is one of them.
Crate training is an excellent way to provide your pet with a safe and secure place where it can relax, whether it’s at home, going for a car ride, or visiting the vet. A crate can help provide a dog with calm, creating an environment that is like their own personal sanctuary. That said, crate training serves another important purpose in regard to the vet. In the event your dog should ever require surgery, it will be kept in a crate for observation during its recovery.
A dog that is familiar with being in a crate will feel more at ease and is often easier to handle in these surgery situations. This is important, because the dog will be faced with many other stresses at this time, which may include being alone and away from its family, confined in a room that houses other distressed and recovering dogs, and being uncomfortable from surgery. Therefore, while crate training won’t take away all of your dog’s discomfort, it can help reduce its anxiety. This is why it’s a good idea to crate train your pet sooner rather than later, because while you never know what the future will bring, you can do your best to keep your dog as safe and as happy as possible.
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