Am I the only one who finds crating dogs for an entire day cruel?
You craters out there, how would you like to be the "cratee" for a change? I don't even know if that's a real word, but I'm sure you get the point.
Before your spouse goes to work, how would you like it if they “crated” your ass for an entire day? You think that sounds silly? What if you have to go to the bathroom? Too crating bad! What if you have to go so badly, that you "soil" your crate? Too crating bad! Sit in it.
Many dog owners say silly things like, “this is my dog Vishnu, Sparky, Spot, Killer, or whatever; he’s a real part of the family.”
Seriously? Do you "crate" the other members of your family also? No daycare available for little Jimmy today? No problem, just throw him in the crate. Add a bowl of water and a bowl of gummy worms, and he'll be just fine.
If you have no other choice but to crate your dog for an entire day, you shouldn't have a friggin' dog. To those of you who I know and love, this applies to you also!