Contrary to what many dog owners believe, a dog crate is a very useful and comfortable tool when raising a dog. It is very helpful in your efforts to toilet train your puppy and it teaches him to be alone, thus warding off the likelihood of separation anxiety.
It provides a safe place for the dog to be while traveling in the car as well. You need to acclimate your pup or dog to a crate gradually. After they get used to it, they will be relaxed and feel safe when in it. You never want to use the crate as a punishment. In fact, by the time you catch your dog in the act and drag it to the crate, they will not connect the behavior to the “time out.” Naturally, you never want to abuse the use of the crate by keeping the dog confined for unusual lengths of time.