Pet Advice from Experts
Liane O'Hora is a veterinarian currently practicing in Northern NY. She is actively involved with Spay It Forward and Misty Mountains Adventures.
Leslie Smith is a longtime shelter volunteer, Pit Bull advocate, and animal welfare writer.
Why do I need a crate to housetrain?
It's the easiest way to housetrain. When he's in his crate, your dog's bladder and bowels are slowly but surely filling up. Dogs don't like to soil their sleeping area, so your dog will probably "hold it" until you release him and take him outside. Then he's likely to eliminate pronto. You'll be right there to reward him handsomely for doing the right thing in the right place--the key to ...
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