“Crating my dog is impossible!” I hear this a lot from frustrated dog owners. And yes, it can become very frustrating. This is especially true when you consider the alternative, which is not crating your new dog. You go crazy trying to imagine what condition your house will be in when you return from work or from just spending a short time away from the house and your new dog.
You, of course, don’t want to make your dog hate his crate. Or maybe it’s not even your fault, he just came this way. One lady who got a shelter dog, moaned, “My dog will not go in his crate! I’ve tried food, toys and treats and nothing seems to interest him in going in his crate.”
She thinks that since he’d been in a previous home, someone there either did not desensitize him correctly or left him in a crate for hours on end. She is baffled as to just how to get past the damage already done. Not an uncommon problem, trust me.