If you’re a dog owner, or maybe even a new dog parent, there’s a good chance there’s a bit of a pit in your stomach at the thought of crate dog at night. Your dog might be barking and howling up a storm seemingly on purpose, and sounding like he or she is suffering from some form of punishment. Is it cruel to crate dog at night? Of course it isn’t.
Some dogs are violent when it comes to eliminating in crates. Other dogs simply don’t want to sleep in crates. However, if you’re concerned about how your dog is going to deal with eliminating in the dark after you let him or her loose into your house at night, you can make crate dog at night a positive experience by making sure that you have some place for him or her to go during the day. This can be as simple as a plastic or wooden crate, a dog bed, or even a dog pen.
Crating a dog in a crate for more than an hour or so is, unfortunately, not a good idea. This can lead to your dog eliminating where he or she shouldn’t, in the places that should be off limits for crate dog at night. This can be dangerous to your dog as well. You want to make sure that you can check on your dog every half hour or so to see if he or she is doing well. If your dog is urinating and having a bowel movement, you need to get your dog into the crate to stop him or her from doing what is causing the mess. Once your dog is completely crated, you can let him or her out of the crate to do their business.
It is okay to crate dogs at night when they are in a safe space, such as a dog bed, dog pen, or a dog house. A dog bed will give them a comforting place that is soft and warm, but not too cozy for them to snuggle into. A dog house will provide your dog with a safe space away from other areas in your house where potential damage could happen. Dog houses come in many different sizes, styles, and materials.
Dogs are like humans, in that they need to go to the bathroom throughout the day. While this is one of the first things that you need to teach when it comes to house training your dog, it’s also one of the most important parts of it. If your dog goes to the bathroom during the day, it is just as bad, if not worse, than if they go during the night. This is because your adult dog’s bladder will get so tired, they won’t be able to hold it as long, which will lead to an accident.
Adult dogs should not be crated during the day either. They have different needs than puppies. Puppies, like children, wake up to go to the bathroom and do not tolerate having their bladder so close to their body, so it is a good idea not to crate puppies during the day. Crates for puppies are not very big, so they don’t have any worries about being able to hold it as long.
Some people will say that because dogs sleep so much, they feel guilty that they are doing it. However, most dogs sleep better when they are crated instead of sleeping on the floor. If your dog sleeps on the floor all night, it can develop serious health problems because he is not getting the proper amount of exercise. When they are crated at night, they feel more relaxed and won’t be so restless, so they are not as bothersome to you. You will not feel guilty about it, because you are not causing any harm to your dog in doing this.
One of the best ways to make sure your dog stays in his crate is to make his crate a happy place. If you put him in his crate with his favorite toys and bedding, he will feel more relaxed. It is cruel to leave him in his crate all day because he is so bored. Be sure to let him out of his crate to play or have some fun.