The Stigma Behind Dog Crates (Yes or No)

There is a lot of stigma behind putting dogs in crates after attending various seminars and training and owner’s homes I have come to realise there are mixed views on crate training for dogs. Some people are all for crate training and others are very against and feel that it is wrong.

Everyone has a right to an opinion on the subject but there are many positives to crate training dogs and owners shouldn’t feel they are doing wrong or shouldn’t use a crate. It is something that you have to slowly introduce and positively reinforce as a good place for your dog to go! Here are some benefits for you and your dog.


- You


- Your Dog

- Some ideas to make the crate more enjoyable:

When buying a crate, ensure it is appropriate for the size of dog you have and check that they have room to move around comfortably. Below are some links to dog crates for ideas:

Ellie-Bo Dog Puppy Cage Folding 2 Door Crate with Non-Chew Metal Tray Large 36-inch Black

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MOOL Lightweight Fabric Pet Carrier Crate with Fleece Mat and Food Bag - Large (70 x 52 x 52 cm), Black

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Ellie-Bo Deluxe Sloping Puppy Cage Folding Dog Crate with Non-Chew Metal Tray Fleece and Slanted Front for Car, Medium, 30-inch, Black

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Midwest Homes for Pets CVR30T-GY Dog Crate Cover with Fabric Protector, Medium, Gray Geometric Pattern

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The Benefits Of Slow Feeding Bowls

Your dog’s nose and brain were made to hunt, track, burrow, sniff, and snort. They were made to WORK! Nose work or snuffling capitalises on this natural desire to sniff. Snuffle Mats are an interactive enrichment puzzle, used to help refine search and find skills along with many positive results including;

This can be concerning as an owner and you can feel helpless.Here’s where slow feeding bowls come in they come in different shapes and materials and there is options for tiny and large! Not only does a slow feed dog bowl slow your dog down but it gives them time to actually chew the food before swallowing it. A slow feeder bowl can give you peace of mind if you have choking concerns.

Slow feeding bowls should help to modify eating habits and helps portion control and your less likely to over feed.

Another option would be a puzzle or maze slow feeder bowls slow down your dog’s eating habits, but they also provide mental stimulation. This is a good way to keep your dog’s mind occupied. If you have more than one puzzle bowl this is even better because they get variety and greater mental stimulation.

There are some options of great slow feeding bowls for your dog listed below:

Smarterpaws Slow Eating, Fun Foraging Dog Bowl


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Company of Animals Interactive Feeder, Green

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