The crate is an area which allows you to have constructive confinement . When you are out, or unable to supervise , crating with the door closed, ensures that the pup can't chew your electrical wiring, or pick up a potted plant and swing it around, or chew your shoes , or get into the garbage.
The crate comes in handy when you want to remove the dog from a situation . It is his quiet place where he is not disturbed .
When you put the dog into the crate do so without great drama .
Pop a little treat in , place dog into crate , close door , and good bye .
Let him protest , as long as you have ensured that there is no urgent need which should have been taken care of before crating.
You don't need to be stern. Just do it matter of factly.
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