Crate Train or Not?


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Dr. Mark Russak

Got a puppy? Do you crate train or not? From the VMX veterinary conference in Orlando, FL, Board Member of the North American Veterinary Community Dr. Mark Russak on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show says, “Absolutely! crate train.”

Crate training can assist with house training. Russak says, “It’s not a terrible jail cell.”

Also, inside a crate a little puppy can’t get into trouble. You wouldn’t leave a toddler home alone or without supervision and that should be true for puppies too.

For many dogs, a crate throughout their life also becomes a refuge.

We offer a description of crate training 101. And why crate training is in line with what dogs are hard-wired to do.