There are several good reasons to crate train your dog. It is an essential part of housebreaking, a quiet resting place, a way to prevent unplanned home remodeling, and at some point in their lives they will be in a crate – like at your veterinarian’s office. If not used correctly, a crate can cause your dog to become frustrated and fearful. Establish a trusting relationship with your dog by providing a safe and secure oasis.