How Much Crating is Too Much? After the New OAS Book, Some Thoughts on What Constitutes Over-Crating of Dogs

From author Tamira Thayne: “I still believe dogs deserve as much freedom as humanly possible. I’ve grown to understand that often this includes the use of appropriate crating, living INSIDE the home with the family, playtime, and a walk daily or as often as possible. If dogs can’t have hours a day to be a (supervised when needed) part of the family, IT’S NOT ENOUGH.”

Tamira Thayne's "Untethered"

buddy-sam2lo My dog Khronos (left) and Sam (right) one of our two houseguests playing in front of open crates.

lostcoverlo-dropI left active rescue in 2015, so it’s been awhile since I thought much about the use of crates for dogs, in rescue or otherwise.

But between the release of our latest book from Who Chains You Publishing— I Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue—and my occasion to use crates this week for two dogs I’m babysitting, I was forced once again to look the issue in the eye and give it a good mulling over.

My dog Khronos has been with us for over a year now, so he’s trained to a doggie door and is a perfect gentleman inside the house, no longer needing or using a crate.

Yet we still have one or two of them, folded up and gathering…

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