Plus (if you do it right), putting your dog in a crate can actually be a positive experience for him! Sometimes, it's the best way to help him chill out if he’s too cranked up. And your veterinarian will agree that it’s the best way to help him recover if he’s had an injury or surgery.
YOU know the vet isn't going to hurt your dog, but he doesn’t. Plus, his association with the building, the slippery floor, the smells, and all that body handling creates stress even before he walks through the door, but your canine best friend doesn't know that.
Telling people that dog bowls can ruin training might be a bit controversial, but it is true. Of course, most dogs love their bowls. In fact, your dog might love his bowl more than yours. Yes everyone, everything is competition.
There’s a lot of things that can fill your dog’s bucket. Fun and exciting things, stressful and scary things, annoying and frustrating things, etc… Every little event can play a role in filling or emptying that bucket.
Using these tips when your dog is on crate rest will ensure both of you will have the time of your lives, even if you’re not out on amazing adventure walks.