Why Your Dog Suddenly Hates The Crate?

When you’re away, your dog will often resort to destructive or anxious behaviors in their crate. This is because it encourages them when we’re gone and they don’t have anything else interesting going on at home! Other factors include: negative association with the place where crated (for example – if I’m always unlocking my door); age affects how well some can handle being confined; illnesses make some less likely than others since pain cannot be ignored by an animal even if he seems fine otherwise–and there could also just simply come a point after long hours alone where everything starts getting boring…and this final factor brings us back full circle- lack of exercise and stimulation.

11 reasons why your dog suddenly hates the crate

#1: You only crate your dog at night, and when you leave

Training your dog to tolerate being in a crate is an important part of training.

It will help you avoid having them hate their kennel, which means more time spent inside and less outside!

A cute fluffy orange pomeranian dog sitting at a sand beach

#2: Anxiety

The moment you are about to leave, your dog suddenly panics in their crate. This is because they feel separation anxiety and it causes them distress when left alone which leads to worse scenarios that wouldn’t expect from the start! 

It starts with destructive behaviors like chewing or barking at doors until there’s no other choice but to let these pups out-of of course only if we’re home ourselves first so as not to make things worse for both parties involved.

My friend’s Poodle was acting very cautiously when she arrived home.

Hello! The door was open, so I came right in without even knocking since it wasn’t really necessary anymore after all these years with us being together as a family–but what did happen is that tears were rolling down the dog’s face Hidan-style (which means both of us are sobbing).

Causes of separation anxiety

This is a very common problem in dogs and cats, but it can be difficult to detect without knowing exactly what you’re looking for. There are many reasons behind separation anxiety: noisy landlords or new babies at home; being rescue/adopted pets who have never been around people before and need time getting used to all these things could contribute to anxious behaviors from your pet! You should also consider social isolation as one possible cause of SEPA (signs may include hiding when strangers come over). If left untreated though they’ll only get worse so try treating early on by following my tips below!

#3: Changes in the crate

Every dog deserves to live a happy life, and for this reason, we should always be on the lookout for any changes in their kennel. These could indicate that they are stressed or not getting enough exercise – two things which will affect them mentally as well!


The best place for your dog is somewhere they can move around and stand up without having to crouch down. Big enough so that you won’t be confined when it’s time spent with them, but not too big as in an entire room or house! If he does hate small spaces then try putting him near things like kitchens where there are plenty of cabinets that provide ample hiding places from view – just make sure these areas aren’t accessible during dinner-time though because let’s face it, you don’t want to be cleaning up your pup’s spilled food from all over the floor.

portrait of a german shepherd dog with a flower


Your dog is such a sensei! It’s said that they have 10,000 to 100X better smelling abilities than humans. And with this power comes great responsibility – if the wrong smell enters your home or theirs then you’ll know because everything will be symbolic of what happened in their past experiences there (even though we all hope those days are behind us).


I used to love playing peek-a-boo with my dog. But not if the poking came from something sharp off of her crate! When we were little, it was easy for us because all our play things were safe inside a closed box—but now that she’s an adult and has some pretty tough teeth on her side (just like me!), this game is way more dangerous than fun. It only took one time where I got hurt doing nothing else but trying out new games in front or behind doors before mom realized how important fixing those broken CRATES is.

#4: Age and illnesses

The dog’s grumpiness is a sign that he needs more love and attention in his life.

What better way than spending time with him? The crate may seem like an incarceration facility, but it serves as protection from harm when you’re not home or can’t be there quickly enough to take care of any issues your pet could’ve had while crated without warning before this article came out!

#5: Other animals have been in the crate

Dogs have a very strong sense of smell, and even if you blindfold them they’ll know it’s their bed or crate by smells. I’ve had friends whose dogs were created when we weren’t home – all three would wander around the house until one of us noticed something was off-balanced; then there’d be barking! My friend recently brought home this cat who already had two Great Danes (both are goldens), but he preferred roving through other areas instead…

5 tips on what to do if your dog hates the crate

#1: Crate train your dog the easy way

To crate train, a dog with separation anxiety put them in a small metal cage and close the door. Stay nearby but don’t let your pet cry out as you leave him/her there for one minute before opening up again – then offer some love! Keep increasing time spent inside: try 15-minute sessions at first if possible (and keep an eye on how they behave). Take all steps slow – just like teaching any new behavior–and make sure not to leave Fido in the crate for more than 3-4 hours total during the day.

When you leave the room, try giving your dog a Kong toy to keep them occupied. This will help distract their attention from what’s going on outside of the crate and give it all focus on staying inside where they belong!

#2: Schedule crating time

Crating time can vary depending on the situation. It may take an hour to more than half of your day, so you must decide what is best for both yourself and/or your pet before making any rash decisions about crate vs home life.

Come home from a long day of work to find your dog happily playing in their crate. Give them all the freedom they need, and let out any pent-up energy with an outdoor play session! Put it back at bedtime (or if you notice they sleep inside) when things are calm again – this will become routine very quickly for both parties involved.

#3: Ask for help

To keep your dog busy and happy during a business trip, leave him with toys. If you can’t find someone else to watch over them for the day (or even hours), look into local boarding services in _____. You might be pleasantly surprised by how much they’ll like their temporary home!

#4: Reward appropriately

During crate training, don’t forget to reward your dog. Use high-value treats like hotdogs or cheese so they will be more attention when you open the door of their prison cell! And if that doesn’t work for ya then try smelly ones like socks (for males) which can drive any canine crazy with joy at being given something new again after hours spent smelling the same old thing all day long while getting piles hacked out from under them by other dogs who think this might just finally lead towards the end of this whole annoying business.

#5: Make crating a positive experience

To make crate training an enjoyable experience for you and your pup, start by determining what causes their discomfort. It could be the size of his cell or how often he’s left alone during those times when it is used as a residence – these all may contribute to stress levels which will lead them towards barking at unfamiliar noises outside its walls rather than feeling safe inside yours! If this sounds like something that would interest you then read on…

The crate should only be associated with positive things.

Important reminder: To avoid boredom or loneliness in the crate, leave them their favorite toys. This will leave your dog with something to do while crated and make it easier for you when they are restless during training hours!

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