Why Does my Dog Keep Breaking of His Crate?

Why does my dog keep breaking of his crate?

Losing your dog can be a frightening experience. It is even worse when he does this frequently or purposefully. Therefore, it is important to understand and know why your dog does this so you can stop him from doing it. People think that keeping their dog in a crate will lock them up whenever they want to, but even crates are not always safe…

As with any behavioral dog problem it is not always clear why dogs do the things they do. Usually, it is an accumulation of multiple factors that makes a dog do something. Since we cannot ask your dog why he keeps breaking out of his crate, it is helpful to study his overall behavior and patterns to figure things out.

Your dog is bored

This is probably one of the most apparent reasons. Dogs love to be active, play, and move. When you leave your dog alone in his crate for a long period of time, he might get bored. Since it is really not so tough for them to escape the crate, they might just get out and entertain themselves. So, whenever you leave your dog alone in a crate for a longer period of time, try to get some entertaining stuff in the crate like a dog toy or treat.

Invest in a good crate

While you can find a lot of crates nowadays in different price ranges, try to focus on finding good material crates. Usually crates from strong and good material can be more expensive, but they usually last much longer and are ‘safer’. Look at materials like metal instead of plastic or nylon crates. When you think you have the perfect crate but your dog still manages to escape it, then you can try to add extra locks or other items that will keep your dog in the crate. Eliminate breaking out points. If your dog knows that he can easily escape out of his crate, he might just do it whenever he wants to. So, invest in an escape proof dog crate.

Regular exercise

As mentioned earlier, your dog might get bored in its crate and because of that he wants to entertain himself by breaking out. A good solution for this is to keep your dog entertained during the day, walk with them regularly, and make sure that they get plenty of exercise every day. If you are lucky your dog will be tired when he is locked in his crate and he might pass out after a long run at the park. Putting your dog in its crate while he still has a lot of energy is just not a good idea.It will be also a great care about dog.


With the tips we just provided, chances are low that your dog will still try to escape out of his crate. There can be all sorts of reasons why your dog wants to escape his crate. We can conclude that dogs who do not get enough entertainment or workout during the day are mostly the ones that will try to break out since they just simply have too much energy left. Keep your entertained and you can prevent them from getting out and running away.