Dog cage question

How can I get my dogs to stay in a cage. And stop barking?
q how can i get my dogs to stay in a cage and stop barking
  9 answers
  • Diana Diana on May 16, 2018
    They need to be taught start by covering top and 3 sides make sure to leave a little space at the bottom for air circulation, remove or prop door open and Black their bedding inside get them to start sleeping in kennel for a couple of weeks if it is a young dog put a lock at the back. After they get use to this teach them bed when you say it take them to the kennel after this start closing the door for short periods and slowly lengthen the time

  • Mogie Mogie on May 16, 2018
    Please read the link below. They are several things you should do as well as things you shouldn't do. You don't want the dogs to think of their crate as a doggy jail or punishment.

  • Sharon Sharon on May 16, 2018
    You need to first crate train them, they shouldn't think of their crate as a "cage" instead make it comfy and let it become their den, leave the door open and give them a bone in it.
    When dogs bark, just make a sharp noise, or drop something on the floor like your checkbook and when they stop barking you can say good dog. Don't say their name or look them in the eye, when you make your loud noise.

  • You need to train them. It takes time and a boatload of patience. The crate should be a "safe place" and sanctuary, not a form of punishment. Same with barking. Dogs are a lifetime commitment - people get them, never train or discipline them, then the problems start. Dogs are like kids, they just want to please you and receive unconditional love. They need routine and structure. See if these help.

    The crates are know as "houses" - I tell them "get in your house!" And they do so happily. Mine only use it to nap or as a safe zone. Their beds in other areas of the house are also safe zones. Just take the time to teach them and watch you tube or hire a trainer to help if necessary. I have 6+ dogs (6 cats, a canary and a dragon), and if they were not trained this place would be utter chaos. I do not do drama and chaos, the outside world does that for me. 🐶

  • Liv Liv on May 16, 2018
    Sharon has absolutely the right point about it being a safe place for the dog. Never close the door as punishment, and spend them time training them. When they want to be in their safe space and don't seem like they want to come out for a little while, as that will help them understand the purpose of their safe space.

  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on May 16, 2018
    Shock collar on lowest setting

  • Lis33433145 Lis33433145 on May 21, 2018
    the crate is his safe place. It needs to be large enough to accommodate a good stretch, and small enough to be cozy. His blanket or your old sweat shirt..a chew bone (not rawhide) and a no spill water dish. Once his environment is his Happy place, consult your vet or a trainer about the right training for that breed.

  • Mar28634961 Mar28634961 on May 21, 2018
    Do you want a pet or an animal on display? All this crap about "safe place" for your dog would be believable if the owners never closed the doors of the crates, but they do. Pet owners just do it so the pet they HAD to have can be put on hold for a while so they can forget it.

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    • Libby Libby on Apr 26, 2021

      My dogs are safe and much relieved to be secure in their cage when we have to leave to go shopping, etc. When left uncaged, they’re frantic when we come home, but when they are safe in their crate, they sleep and are calm. Please temper your comments by understanding that there’s a whole big world and a whole lot of people with varied reasons, as well as different pet personalities. Some dogs thrive with a crate, some are not having any part of it! Over opinionated, or should I say, over-peta-ated? judgement is unwelcome. And BTW - OF COURSE we close the door! We can shop for necessities, or go enjoy ourselves, knowing our girls aren’t having anxiety attacks, resulting in negative behavior, like chewing up the sofa cushions, AND know that they’ve been content until we return. SMH

      You didn’t find crate training reasons believable? That it’s crap? I’m curious, do you still feel the same? Or have you Grown in grace? Gained insight? Acquired a broader life experience? It would be nice to hear that you’ve come to realize the harshness in stating your rigid opinion. (If not, there’s always hope for the future). Perhaps a spunky Morkie might be that dog you just HAVE to have? Mine brings joy to our family and to those she meets. I wouldn’t have bothered to reply to your post, but it’s people like you who flag ads online for the sale of dogs. Had I not seen the ad before one zealot flagged the ad, I’d not have my Pocket today. In fact, I’d have killed myself that day. She saved my life that day. Her love and antics helped me hold on. She needed me, counted on me to get her to the vet, get her shots, feed her, love her. All the while, she spread love and joy. Within weeks I was well enough to seek help and get on a fantastic depression medication. -- I hope if you find yourself with a dog, that you’ll research the subject again, and be open to crate training if you find that your pet is having anxiety (via remote video footage or by their behavior when you return. — Wish you the best

  • Nancy Woodworker Nancy Woodworker on Feb 05, 2021

    Dogs should not be in cages