- Oct 27, 2017
Has he shit it out yet?
If you dont want a dirty flat dont get a dog.Who cares what you consider "a bit"? (which by the way, my dog happily climbs into his crate for hours and hours to sleep or chill, so yes 1 hour to me is just a bit)
He put him in the crate for an hour in case he threw up from eating the bird. Your idea of what constitutes a dog needing a new home and owner over an hour in a crate for medical supervision purposes is the only „farfetched" thing here.
owners who make shortcuts like these in education, do that more than once. Crates are fine as long as they are free to leave. If you lock it up its actually illegal in many countries especially over longer periods.If you look lower to my next post, you'll see I only meant in regards to the idea that his dog is better off in a different home with a different owner just because he put him in a crate for an hour. (and what is this nonsense that crate training is bullshit? Come on now)
Also, his post makes no sense, since OP didn't put his dog in there for punishment to begin with, but for supervision in case he throws up the bird. So it was irrelevant from the start.
And yeah, I know that if you "punish"/reprimand a dog, it needs to be *immediately* after the misdeed, otherwise they won't link the behaviour/consequence together after the fact. But I thought it was pretty common knowledge.
You are locking up your dog as punishment for being a dog?
And this, dear Era, is why “crating” is total bullshit. It tempts people to use it as educational shortcut.
Hint: it does not work. The punishment and the action are not connected to one another any longer. A dog cant display “feeling sorry” because this emotion does not exist for them.
Maybe your dog would be better off rehomed. Not “locked up randomly” and with an owner who does not humanizes their dog.
We buy our dog Frosty Paws by Purina.
A crate is actually the worst solution to “protect it from other animals”. Its one way in and one way out: they are easily trapped. Cats paws can enter it easily. There is a reason why you dont introduce pets to one another in crates. They dont feel safe when their escape routes are limited. And same goes for later conflicts.Dogs are den animals. They want a safe space. They want their own private area where they can sleep or bring their toys and treats and enjoy them without the concern of other pets or people disturbing them and stealing their stuff. You can provide this space with a kennel. If you don't provide a den, then dogs will crawl into a small dark space like behind a couch or under a bed to find their own secure space. That's not always the most safe or comfortable space for them.
Most dogs love their kennel or crate. It shouldn't be used as punishment because that's not respecting what they want it for. But it can be used as way to secure your dog when you are away when they are properly crate trained. Most dogs don't mind it at all when they are used to it and will just snooze in their safe space.
There is nothing wrong with crate training and providing them with their den. It's what they want.