Crating your dog has always been a big controversy. Most people are fine with it, especially if they need to go somewhere and want to make sure that their pits are in a safe place, while others feel that it’s cruel to place them inside a cage.
Below are a few pros and cons when it comes to crate training your pit bull.
Crate training is a big help in discipline, especially with potty training puppies or even adult dogs.
You can confine your dog in a safe place when you have to, without having to deal with the stress of catching it. Your dog simply obeys you when you tell it to get into the crate.
In case your dog needs to stay in a crate for some time, like when it needs to be left at the vet’s office, take a trip on a plane, or evacuated from the house, staying inside a crate is going to be less stressful for them if they are trained.
If your dog ever has to be left at a veterinarian’s office, travel on an airplane, or be evacuated from your home, being in a crate then will be far less stressful if he is already crate-trained.
Leaving a pit inside a crate for a very long time can make it feel anxious.
Pits who were rescued or spent too much time in a crate from their previous owners or shelter may feel upset when you place theme inside one.
Sometimes, when the dog is frantic, they can actually get themselves out of the crate, and might even hurt themselves.