6. Keep Them in a Cage All Day
Would you like to be in a cage all day? Probably not and neither does your dog. They want to be able to go to the bathroom, play with their toys, stretch and roam a little bit. They should not be kept in a cage during the day while you’re gone. Crates can be used on rare occasions when you need to separate them from other dogs or if you have guests. When they have a surgery, a crate is helpful to keep them from walking around so they can heal. Some animals will sleep in their crate in the evening but don’t keep them there all day.