If you own a pet, chances are you have experienced coming home to find that your lovable young (or older) pooch has left a path of destruction. This is typically due to the fact that a puppy (or a bored dog) loves to chew, play rough, and even use our home furnishings as a bathroom. Whoa! Dogs left unattended will chew on almost anything. Anything left lying around or in view is fair game from slippers, socks and shoes to the legs of your furniture or the trash in your trash can. There are ways you can keep them from causing all of this trouble, and the proper use of dog houses and dog crates are one of the best.

What you need to do is get them the right type of dog house that are made to withstand the wear and tear of a rough dog. Top it off by getting them some good, indestructible toys and you’re good to go. Your pet should quickly learn what they are allowed to chew on if you use a dog crate to keep them contained and out of trouble when unsupervised.  When you let them out, give them fun dog toys that they are allowed to play with. By following these simple steps, you can say goodbye to the days of having to constantly replaced damaged personal items, because the dog houses and containment devices are made to last. Of course, even better than a dog house is the use of dog crates which keep the dog out of trouble unless you’re watching him or her. If a dog has been naughty or caused damaged, sending them to their house is a great way to discourage this behavior. You may feel you are being too tough on them, but showing a little tough love will go a long way in teaching your dog acceptable behavior. Through the use of dog crates, your dog is learning boundaries, which is crucial to a peaceful co-existence of dogs and their families.