This is one of the most important topics we’ll ever discuss! Yes, we know that there are many people who are not comfortable crating their dog, but we firmly believe that the crate is one of the most important tools available for managing your dog’s behavior. A big part of many people’s hesitation with crating is the dog’s typical reaction when you first introduce the crate. If it’s not done correctly, the dog will see the crate as a “bad place” rather than the safe place it should be.

In this video, Stacie provides a quick intro to an effective method for “crate training” your dog. If you follow her advice, you will wind up with a dog who is accepting of the crate, and in most cases, enjoys having a place to call their own. Check it out and let us know what you think!