Friday, July 31, 2009

Caninestein's Stephanie Colman on Crate Training your Dog

Should I crate train my Labrador Retriever? I very familiar question asked here at the All About Labradors blog.

Some people love it and think it's absolutely necessary, while others don't accepted crate training as a positive method of dog training.

In Steven Lindsay's "Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training," he compares a dog’s attachment to a crate with the Stockholm Syndrome.

Quoted from the Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training"

After learning that the crate is inescapable, however, dogs appear to treat the crate in a paradoxical manner analogous to persons affected by the Stockholm syndrome; that is, they appear to form strong attachments with the crate, which becomes the place they identify as home

Believe me when I tell you the good and bad of crate training can be argued back and forth forever.

For those of you that are long time readers of the All About Labradors blog, you know that we are strong believers in crate training and advised crate training for your Labrador Retriever. Which leads me to why I started this post.

Here's a helpful video from Caninestein's Stephanie Colman on crate training your dog, how to do it, and why it's handy to have a crate trained dog.

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Crate Training for my Labrador Retriever

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Wire Versus Plastic Dog Crates: Which is Best for You?

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