I was in this dog crate once. Just once. Someone told my mother a crate is good for dogs. So she put me in here.
I knew she wouldn’t last very long. I saw her cover her ears and run into the other room. I hadn’t even started barking yet.
Some people think a dog crate is especially good for Crate Training. But I don’t get it. How can you learn anything without a person in there with you?
Like Come, Sit, and Stay. (See an earlier story for my Sit-Stay experience.) First, the Come command. Forget it. You simply cannot run to someone in a crate.
Next, the Sit command. Forget that too. Unless you want to bump your head. Then there’s the Stay command. This one works great when you’re in a crate. I mean, what other choice do you have?
If you want to act like a watchdog, a crate is not the best place to be either. How can you look scary and mean when you’re behind bars?
One last thing. A crate is supposed to be good for down time. I’m not sure what that is, but if it’s like nap time, I like my spot on the couch. Or anyplace else I can really stretch out.
So, goodbye dog crate. Give the cat a turn.