krandall· Metrowest, MA
I agree with this completely. But I also feel that if a dog is going to be confined for several hours during the day, especially if they are crated over night, it is kinder for them to be confined in an ex-pen, so they have some more room to move around.I think the x pen setup is a great idea, however I also feel it is important for dogs to learn to like being in a crate. You never know when they may need to be crated...either at the vet or if they are injured and must be confined. Anyway, I just want to throw this out there because I feel this is important and is NOT punishment for a dog. My dogs love their crates and lounge there happily on their own free will.