(When) Are Dog Crates Humane? – I Changed My Mind (Ep 6) (CC)

People over-crate their dogs in the US and some other countries. Crates can be very useful for short-term confinement for specific reasons. Dogs can learn to love their crates, especially if the door isn't shut. Dogs should be used to them for veterinary care visits, separating dogs when nothing else will work, car rides (I use a seatbelt), or other unavoidable uses. BUT crates need to be properly sized for the dog (much larger than you may think) and they need to not spend too much time in them with shut doors.

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