Crates and Confinement for Behavior Management

Instructors:  Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB, CVJ, and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB

Crates are often recommended to help house train dogs, prevent puppy destructiveness and to prevent or manage a variety of problems in older dogs. In some circles, crates are considered the central tool in the training and management of pet dogs. One rationale for using crates is that dogs are “denning animals”, that is, the ancestors of dogs (wolves) lived in dens, therefore, dogs are comfortable staying in crates for long periods of time.  But, is this rationale really based on scientific fact? 

And what’s the support for the notion that puppies (or older dogs) won’t soil where they sleep? What does the ethology of dogs tell us? Does the way the average person uses crates with their dogs meet the welfare requirements for housing dogs?

 When should crates be used with dogs, and when are they inappropriate?  What’s the best way to introduce a dog to a crate? What kinds and sizes of crates are best?  Are there alternatives to crates that can serve the same function? 

This one session webinar course addresses these questions and MORE and really blasts through myths and misconceptions about crates that create less than ideal lifestyles for dogs. 

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You will have 10 DAYS to complete the session.

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