Imagine being locked in a cage, even if it’s only for a few minutes. You probably couldn’t handle it. Many humans start to panic and feel trapped when locked into a cage because of our natural associations with what cages symbolize (prison, lack of freedom). However, dogs don’t feel the same way about cages. They have different associations.
For dogs, being locked in a cage symbolizes a sense of security. This is because dogs are wild animals. In the wild, it’s important to have a safe place to sleep without having to worry about predators. Of course, this is only one of the reasons that dogs like their cage. To find out more, check out our article here.