And, at the same time, the owner was involved in training a new pet with shelter dog issues. Research shows that when socialization of puppies is not handled early enough, reactive dogs can be the result. In this case, early socialization of the new pet had not taken place, so obedience training and crate training were begun.
The owner searched for the best products for the dog, and also took into consideration the liability when a dog may greet strangers or strange dogs in a reactive manner. Reactive dogs are not truly aggressive, but are more likely to be fearful or guarding their resources, such as their home and yard, or even protecting the owner. But a guest may not be aware that the dog is not aggressive, or may not be comfortable with dogs at all.
It is vitally important for dogs to greet guests in a calm manner, and when this is not possible, managing a dog until the guest settles in and the dog settles down is part of being a responsible pet owner. Eventually, with enough exposure to the same guests, most dogs recognize them as friends rather than as strangers to fear.
So the crate became a den where the new dog would eagerly enter and wait for a treat. With patience, this type training can ensure the new dog is enjoyed by company and family alike.
The crate experience soon expanded to include a comfortable bed that is air inflated providing maximum comfort. When the dog decided the cover on her new bed resembled a lambskin toy, she pulled the bed out of the crate and threw it around the room, also turning it over and scratching the back of the bed. And despite chewing and scratching, and playing with the cover as though it was a toy, the new Snoozzy bed endured the rough play time.
The products used by the Owner of http://DogsAndCrates.com became invaluable in training and traveling with her dog, so in 2010, the online store was launched and became available to assist other dog and cat owners in finding exceptional products at great prices. The crates and beds that were selected for the website were personal favorites of the owner, and tested by the furry family members. Oh, the family cat is often seen enjoying the Snoozzy bed, too.
Carriers and travel kennels by Sherpa and Petmate are available along with superior wire crates by Midwest. Custom-