crate train

verb
variants: or crate-train \ ˈkrāt-​ˌtrān How to pronounce crate train (audio) \
crate trained or crate-trained; crate training or crate-training; crate trains or crate-trains

Definition of crate train

transitive + intransitive

: to train an animal (especially a dog) to accept being confined in a crate (see crate entry 1 sense 2) Consider crate training your new puppy. There are pros and cons to crate training puppies, and the decision to crate train is totally up to the owner.— Terri Gach-Mils

Other Words from crate train

crate-trained or less commonly crate trained adjective
a crate-trained puppy Their dog is crate trained.
crate training or less commonly crate-training noun
Crate training is popular among pet owners, and many dogs prefer the sense of security they feel when sleeping in their kennels. Field & Stream

First Known Use of crate train

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Crate train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crate%20train. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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