What is crate training?
Crate training can be an effective training tool, particularly with a young puppy. A crate should always be used in a positive manner, not as punishment, and should always be set up in a room in the house where you spend time, such as a family room. That way the puppy is not isolated from you. It can be used as a housetraining aid for persons who are gone all day and it can be used to confine an unsupervised puppy. You should never overuse a crate, and make sure that puppies get outside to exercise and urinate and defecate.