Many people think it is cruel to keep a dog in a crate. This is in part due to the fact that we humans don’t like being confined in small spaces for extended periods of time. However, this is not the case with dogs and crates, as long as the crate is used appropriately. This article describes the best way to use a dog crate to benefit both dogs and owners.
One of the most appealing qualities of a dog is the desire to enjoy the company of other dogs and their owners. However, there are potential problems for the owner who does not take steps to build a healthy relationship with their dog and teach their pup to be relaxed when left alone.
What is socialization?
Socialization can be described as the process whereby an animal learns how to recognize and interact with its own species, other species such as cats and people. This interaction helps each learn the body language and communication skills of each other.
Owners who properly socialize their dogs from an early age reap the benefits during their dog’s lifetime. Socialization is crucial in order to prevent serious behavioral issues. Many dogs that are relinquished to shelters were not properly socialized. This is very tragic considering how easy it is to socialize a dog.