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Are crate-trained dogs more likely to be otherwise well-trained?

asked 2018-06-21 12:04:59 -0500

I recently opened my calendar up again after having it closed for several years while we moved houses, and my first (current) sit is kind of a disaster due to a "very well-trained" dog that is anything but. I'm considering requiring crate training to see if it might be a proxy for likely at-least-reasonable training in other areas. Do you think more people crate train because the dog is destructive if left alone, or do you think most crate trained dogs are just probably well-trained in other ways too?

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answered 2018-06-21 12:29:59 -0500

A crate trained dog could be either scenario - destructive to home or self if left unattended or simply more comfortable in its den. Generally, I've found that people willing to pay upper end of rates have better trained dogs and all the other pluses that one might expect as a result of better nutrition, health care, etc. Pet owners looking for a deal at the lower end of rates usually have poorly trained pets and a slew of other issues (a nearby sitter who often agrees to bargains shared her disaster stories).

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Oh, very interesting...I may just go change that right now!

Valerie T.'s profile image Valerie T.  ( 2018-06-21 13:22:44 -0500 ) edit
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answered 2018-06-21 16:48:41 -0500

Yikes, I see your last verified stay review is from Dec 2013. I would recommend you ask someone to write an updated testimonial for you or you will remain buried at the bottom of the search results, in fact, I searched Hyde Park and you didn't show up at all, but that may be because you just turned on the boarding service. Best of luck to you

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Hi, Walt! Yeah, we turned off our listing for a couple of years while we were selling a house, buying a new one, and renovating the new one. But I don't care that much where I am in the rankings -- the people who need my particular service (we don't have a dog and take only one client at a time...

Valerie T.'s profile image Valerie T.  ( 2018-06-22 05:13:57 -0500 ) edit

...so their dog is the only dog here, which some dogs really need, and I'm also home all day with an extremely flexible schedule and am able if necessary to never leave a dog alone ) are likely to be reading multiple profiles very carefully. I'd love input on that profile, though!

Valerie T.'s profile image Valerie T.  ( 2018-06-22 05:14:30 -0500 ) edit

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