When it comes to your puppy, you want this new addition to your family to be happy. And being happy means learning certain characteristics and temperaments that might take them a while to learn. But thanks to your diligent training, your puppy can get there. And you can put some tools to use to help them along the way. One of them that might initially feel as if it’s not a good fit for you or your puppy? A crate.

A crate isn’t cruel — something that a lot of people think when considering whether to use one for their puppy. In fact, a crate can be a great way for your puppy to feel safe and secure, especially when you have to leave them alone. So what are some guidelines you should use to choosing a crate, and how can you make productive use of it along the way? This graphic offers some ideas.  Click the infographic below for more crate training tips!