You’ve decided to add a new member to your family, and this one has four legs, lots of fur, and loves to give slobbery kisses. You’re getting a dog, and you couldn’t be more excited!
While being a pet parent is certainly wonderful and fulfilling, it also comes with a lot of responsibilities. It’s up to you to make sure that your pet is well taken care of so that he can live a happy, health, long life. With that said, when you decide to bring a dog into your home, there’s no doubt that you’re going to stock up on all of the necessary supplies; nutritious dog food, the right sized dog bowl, toys, a bed, a leash, a collar, a harness… But there’s something else that you might be on the fence about purchasing: a dog crate.
A lot of pet parents, especially those who have never had a dog before, are hesitant about crate training. The idea of leaving a living being inside a confined space seems a little inhumane, and the last thing you want to do is treat your pup poorly. But is crate training bad for dogs? If you’re under the assumption that it is, read on to find out why it isn’t and why you should consider doing it.