Video: A Trainer’s Top Tips for Crate-Training an Adult Dog

Have you been putting off crate training, because you’re not sure how to start? With the right approach, even an adult dog can learn to love the crate — and there are plenty of reasons why the training is worth the effort: A crate can provide an ideal spot for your dog to relax and unwind, and can make transporting him in the car safe and easy. If your dog tolerates his crate but doesn’t enjoy it, or is new to crating altogether, check out the video above for advice from trainer Mikkel Becker.

By Mikkel Becker |

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Nikki Davey
Nikki Davey3 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta W3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Deborah F.
Deborah F3 years ago

all animals want a space that they can call their own. making the crate that happy, secure space is a kindness. leaving the door open for them to use as a place to escape is also wonderful for the dog.

Miriam O.

Thanks so much for sharing with us! I would never, ever use a crate for any animal!!

M McCann
M mccann3 years ago

I personally think that crates are unnatural and cruel and really don't agree with them. I have dogs all my life and NEVER had to crate any of them. is your dog going to protect your home or yourself against intruders when they are locked up.

Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Natasha Salgado
Past Member 3 years ago

Despise crates would never make my pooch go in 1 unless he wanted to it would also never be locked. I cringe just seeing them 4 sale in pet stores.

Rachel Nichols
Rachel Nichols3 years ago


Heidi D.
Heidi D3 years ago

All my dogs go into their crates upon request with no problem. They will often go into them whenever they feel like it -- it's their space and they like it. In fact, one of them will get quite anxious if his crate door is shut and he can't get in! I've often seen them get off the couch and go lay in their crate, which amazes me. As long as you don't use a crate for punishment, most dogs don't see them as bad places.