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    Default Crating?

    Previously, Leo was allowed inside when it starts getting cold. However, we've since moved house, and my parents are really start to come down with "No dogs in the house!"

    I am open to suggestions about what to do. I was thinking about crating Leo in the garage (to prevent him from destroying things during the night, and to keep his bedding in one piece during the day).

    If this seems like a good idea, would anyone be able to tell me where to get one (I'm near Brisbane), and how to get him used to it?

    Thanks!

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    IMO crating is something that should be done for a dog that is inside with you. A crate outside just asks for trouble - what if he needs to go to the loo? what if there is an emergency?

    I have a crate for Shiloh in the doorway of my room (luckily I have two access points in my room). It took two days of me simply putting her in the crate in the evening for her to realise that

    1. I was going to do it
    and
    2. She could be inside with me

    So now at bedtime I open the door and she goes in

    Not all dogs are as quick as her - some of them need to be given time to adjust - throwing treats in - leaving it open - feeding them in there etc

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    Thanks for the info Occy. Would you have an alternative to crating? He has a dog house that he doesn't use, and any bedding he has he destroys and carries around the yard (and leaves out in the rain lol) if it's not taken away.

    He used to come into my room at night, so I know that he can certainly hold it to morning, so that is not a trouble. I do understand the emergency problem though.

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    Have you tried one of those flea free beds with a cover?

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    No, I haven't.

    They look quite good. The we have shelter isn't the best for poorer weather, so he'd still have to go into the garage though.

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    can you give hima space in the garage where he can have free run?

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    I can try and work something out. Putting things high (like power cords and the like) aren't really an option because the highest things in the garage are boxes and he can easily jump that high.

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    I'd be more worried about the antifreeze etc

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    How about if he is crated in your room but ony at bed time? think they will go for that? Otherwise get a very strongly made crate, the cheaper ones are not safe, have heard of dogs getting strangled trying to push out of them.

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    The main problem with him being inside is the fur. He sheds fur ALL the time. It literally only takes him walking around for the fur to drop all over the place. Then because my fan is usually on (it gets very hot upstairs) it gets spread everywhere.

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