You may wonder if crate training is necessary if your puppy continues to whine for 2 hours in a row. !

Crate training is something that many people feel strongly about, whether they are for it or against it.

Crates are not used often in many countries other than the USA. In some countries, it is illegal to use a container (except in rare circumstances).

While I find it absurd that crates are illegal, it’s important to know the pros and cons when crate-training a puppy.

Let’s see if crate training is necessary for your puppy. I hope that you will be able to decide for yourself whether or not you want to crate-train your puppy.

First – Is CRATE Training Required?

Before we dive into it, please take a quick 1-question survey below!

The vast majority of the time, Crate training is a great benefit. Is it really necessary?

Crate training is a necessity for many pup parents, but their puppies whine and bark in the crate.

To that, I say trust the process. Don’t give up if you want a crate-trained puppy.

To answer the question, “Is crate-training necessary?” the answer is… no. According to the Dictionary definition

The word “necessary” is defined as absolute necessity or requirement. For example, Food for survival is a necessary item.

Crate training is not required for a dog if you take the definition literally. The crate is not necessary for a dog to survive. It’s not essential.

Crate-training your puppy will be beneficial for his well-being.

I think that every pup parent should make decisions that are right for their lifestyle, their home, and their dog. The adage”‘ Get your dog to do what you want them to do” is true. Train the dog in front of you. It is timeless wisdom in a world full of opinions, ideas, and information.

Let’s look at 17 pros and cons of crate-training your puppy so you can make an informed decision.

Pretty much all dog topics have pros and cons, and crating your puppy is no different. Here are 17 pros and cons of crate training!

It provides a completely safe and private space for your pet.

Potty training is made easier with massive help.

Reduces the risk of ingesting harmful items/foods.

Enjoy greater peace of mind while away from home.

A valuable skill for boarding, grooming, vet visits, etc.

When you don’t wish for your dog to be able to access guests, this is a great barrier.

CONS to Crate Training

People rely too much on crates, and they leave their dogs in them for far too long.

The wrong size can lead to physical and emotional distress.

Some medical conditions can be made worse by certain medications.

The incorrect assembly of your dog’s collar can be harmful.

It can be dangerous if the ventilation is not done properly.

When used as punishment, it can lead to other problems.

Collars and harnesses may become stuck, causing major problems.

It is interesting to note that most of the cons are avoidable. Let’s look at the pros first, and then we’ll get into the cons.

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Create a space that is all your dog’s

If you are stressed out, overwhelmed, or want to relax, it can be the perfect place for you. This can only be done by following the steps. Proper crate training techniques are essential!

You can give your dog a space of their own with a bed, playpen, or kennel.

Potty training is made easier with this massive help

While it is true that dogs generally don’t like to pee/poop where they sleep, that doesn’t mean you can leave your puppy in a crate for too long.

Follow a proper Potty training schedule. In conjunction with a crate, you can speed up potty training!

You’ll find that accidents are less likely to happen in your house if you keep your dog in a crate whenever you can’t watch them.

When you are not able to watch your dog, crate training can be used as a substitute for potty training.

Reduces destruction

Have you ever thought about having your own business? When left alone, dogs will destroy anything. It is expensive, dangerous, and frustrating.

Sunny, our dog, chewed up our new, custom-made dinner table.

Your dog will be unable to chew on baseboards, shoes, or other items in your house if you put them in a crate!

This leads us nicely to the next chapter.

Reducing the risk of ingesting harmful items and foods

While destruction is frustrating, it can also become very, very dangerous for your pup. That’s especially true if your dog eats foods they shouldn’t!

You’ve heard horror stories about puppies getting into garbage cans and cleaning supplies. Puppies aren’t able to tell (at least not at an early age) whether something is safe or dangerous for them.

They will chew, bite, and try to eat anything they see. Your dog is more likely to eat chocolate if you don’t use a crating. Cannabis/THC, alcohol, or Fruits you shouldn’t consume!

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More peace of mind while away from home

It can be a great feeling to know that your dog is safe in his crate.

This reduces a great deal of stress. Leave your dog alone. You can leave them at home. It’s not necessary to worry that they will get into things they shouldn’t or escape your yard.

Crate training is great for your peace of mind.


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