Most recent example relative to crate use was my daughter's ex Bf who crated an Aussie in apt while he went to work or out Dog was cute, super smart, and impressive with speed and jumping. Ultimately We'd watch it or let it out some, and it was a neurotic mess, pissing and jumping on you and knocking things over. No projecting there. It just wasn't a plausible set up for that breed.
With our dogs, been fortunate not to need a crate.
The lab , Big Galoot, would have been a candidate for it, as he was 3ish, and been trained for obedience. As mentioned, when we got him he was hesitant to leave his dog bed space, or enter thru doorways until waved thru.
At first I thought it was kind of cool and interesting as I had never had a dog like that.
Then I lost interest in the novelty since it wasn't needed in our set up. I better disclaim, circumstances vary for others.
Big Galoot came with an igloo shaped dog house. We tried it for while, Whenever we put him outside he would get up on it and stand on the little rounded top peering in the window at us.
For a while, when we took him on walks, people would say "OMG, is that the dog that stands on the Igloo?"
Oh You would, would you? I could have elaborated instead of being flippant, - didnt know 'dems were fightin words I were's saying about crates.cardsfantx wrote: I'd question you/your behavior if your dog hates being in a crate.
Dogs are trainable, they typically aim to please, and seem to get satisfaction out of it. I.e. Worker dog breeds relish having a task. Service dogs that are trained to help people, typically aren't gallivanting around like my lab did. Yet, they seem content/happy as the Big Galoot.
Dogs also love sniffing each other's butts. Whoop dems fightin words again.like I said in my experience, they love their kennel.