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  1. #21
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    I'm definately keeping him so.. will just have to sell the crate off somewhere he will be OK and get used to being on his own soon...

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    So glad he is sorted out Natalie. My Mimi sleeps on our bed too. That is her favourite spot. If you leave an old t-shirt of yours on the bed too you will find that she will sleep on it for comfort. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie View Post
    I was wondering what the general consensus on using crates is.. my new staffy buddy is a major escape artist, he has broken quite a few things in the house, escaped a few times already, broken a fence etc all in order to try and find us..

    I'm scared of him hurting himself with trying to get out of the house.. we tried confining him to the lounge room but the door doesn't lock and he jumped and scratched until the handle opened!! (he's pretty strong!!)

    I was wondering if it would be a good idea to provide a crate with his favorite blankets and things in it while we are at work, either put it in the lounge room or the bedroom (his two favorite places). This way at least he is safe, and my house is safe.. until he can really learn to be on his own...

    Any suggestions would be more than welcome!!!

    PS. I have thought of the option of having a pet sitter and / or letting him stay with others while I am away but I really need him to become more dependent on his own, rather than just prolonging the process..


    I have one the same as your Buddy and I swear by the crate.We do not leave the house without her in it.It does them no harm whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie View Post
    OK - crate update!!

    I went home at lunchtime to check up on Buddy - and he had escaped out of his crate!!

    Somehow he had opened the bottom latch and pushed his way through.

    When I came home I could see that he had tried looking out some of the windows (a pot plant was broken) and a few curtains a bit odd - but he was upstairs on the bed (where he sleeps). None of the doors had been further scratched (from previous attempts to get out!) and nothing had been chewed up.. so this is a good sign! I now need to go through the house and make sure its completely dog proof (put remotes and cords and things away!) as I think that he is going to have to deal with being master of the house from now on. I think that as long as the bedroom door is open then he will just go up there and sleep until we get home...

    PS. Anyone want to buy a crate!?? he he
    OK,my big fella used to do this,not my girl though,all I did was clip some dog leads on to the wire of the crate.As in so the door was actually clipped to the wire cage/wall with the metal bit of the lead.They then cannot bounce it enough to get the bolt to slide open and so forth.
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