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How much freedom is actually freedom?

Some people like to say that crating a dog is cruel, that they deserve freedom. Well, what is considered freedom? Why would letting a dog free roam in the house considered freedom?

Why dog parks have barriers, why dog cafes, grooming shops and dog hotel have closed door? Simple, because everyone wants to keep the dogs as safe as possible from any dangers out there! Same reason why we encourage proper crate training, because the house can be a very dangerous especially when dogs are left unsupervised.

I truly hope people can understand the fact that once the dog is brought into a house as pet, freedom is already gone, would you leave your door and front gate unlocked and let your dog go out unsupervised? If not then the dog is not getting any freedom, being locked inside the house can also be a form of cruelty if we wished to debate.

Those that encounter their dogs having panic attacks and anxiety are those that do not know how to make a dog love their crates, they introduce it such that it looks more like a jail instead of a dog den. In fact, proper crate training can build confidence in a dog, keep them feeling safe and secure inside a reasonably designed space. In all my life taking care and training dogs, I've had zero failure getting puppies and dogs to love and enjoy their crate (given a reasonable time frame), at least when they are still with me, a couple of those that turn into failure are when owners bring them back, start being selfish and bring their dogs to bed, then start hating on the crate. Not saying that sleeping with dogs are bad, but when they should be back in the crate (when left unattended), there shouldn't be any anxiety, if there are then it is caused by the owners themselves, then retraining is needed for the well-being of the dog.

If you are a reader out there that has a puppy or hope to get a dog in future, please consider proper upbringing, let your dog enjoy being inside its crate! All those owners that had been following us and our training had not regretted crate training ever since, dogs that love their crates can sleep, eat and drink in there with no difficulties. The best behavior is when you see your dog sleeping in belly up position from time to time, which means that it feels very secure in that area. Click here if you wish to learn more about crate training.

Below is an example of Amber sleeping in bellow up position, good luck!!


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