Originally Posted by Barkingdog
I agree that is not good to use the crate as a punishment . Marty loves to take naps in his crate , he has a small dog bed in it and he goes right into the crate when he feel like it. He think it's in little den. Your dog is cute. I see a French Bull dog at park , they're cute little dogs .
Crate is not punishment.... But it is used or time outs or cooling down periods so he can relax.
Think of a kid who misbehaves, where do you tell him to go, usually his room. Same idea going on here... Associating crate with a safe place and relaxation.