Our beagle loves her crate. We don't shut her in anymore (she is completely housebroken) but she chooses to go in and lie down. It is her own personal, private space. We won't let our boys bother her when she's in her crate. We taught them that when she left the game and went in her crate, it was her way of saying she'd had enough and didn't want to play anymore. It made perfect sense to them!
We hope to be able to help everyone know and understand their pet dogs better. This cubit will include dog training of all sorts. Dog experts and amateurs will hopefully interact here in order to gain more and better knowledge about "Man's Best Friends"