Crate training is NOT cruel! Many people feel that locking your dog up in a crate is cruel, but what is being confined to a small space didn’t make you feel uncomfortable, but rather made you feel secure and safe? Believe it or not, dogs instinctively seek out tight space.
The good news is that most rescue dogs are6 months of age or older. As apposed to puppies, who don’t even know when they are going to the bathroom, juvenile and adult dogs are much easier to housebreak as they know when they have to go.
So you want your dog to listen to you? Respect you? Love you? Who doesn't? If you want your dog to be attentive and well behaved, there are a festeps you, the owner, need to take to help your dog on their path to obedience.