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    So do I!

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    Im not in full favour of even letting a dog spend a night in a crate, let alone all day.
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    Let them be puppies and run and play in a safe backyard! I take my puppy for a big walk at 5am then leave her and she is fine. I leave a bone or kong or hide eggs and she is happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Im not in full favour of even letting a dog spend a night in a crate, let alone all day.

    I agree. Kaos sleeps in hers at night, but the door is open and she goes in by choice, I try yo get her to sleep with me but she always picks the lounge or the crate!!

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    I hate the pups being in their huge pen even during the day when we are out, let alone a crate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrorbull View Post
    I agree. Kaos sleeps in hers at night, but the door is open and she goes in by choice, I try yo get her to sleep with me but she always picks the lounge or the crate!!
    Perfectly fine with me
    I've never needed one, but perhaps when I do I might see it from the users point of view, but right now, it just seems like a cage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Perfectly fine with me
    I've never needed one, but perhaps when I do I might see it from the users point of view, but right now, it just seems like a cage.


    I get that But to me it is one of the best tools i have ever used - Truth is it is very very rare now that the dogs are crated with the doors shut, but it is one of the best things i have ever taught them. 4 days in a car would have been a nightmare without crates! And vet trips, and Atlas eats everything, so if i am doing a short 4 hour shift at work and the weather is ****, i can crate them, know they are safe and happy and warm - gets to -5 here somedays/nights so it is an option for them other than being outside

    but yeah, would never crate them for 12 hours or more a day !

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    Thankyou all for your advice. We are going for the open crate outside on our patio (with weather protection) in a safe back garden. They are not trustworthy enough to be inside with an open crate in the kitchen yet so the outside it is. Plus it will only be for one or maybe two days a week and sometimes not at all.

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    I'm a big fan of crates, mine are set up in my bedroom for the littlies, only used at night, although if my bedroom door is open during the day I find a few of them will take themselves off into one for a nap. Only locked at night, and I can hear if one of them needs to go out. I would never leave one locked inside a crate for 12 hours.

    Smithy, good choice to go with putting the crate outside but letting them have the run of the garden! Couple of tips - put the crate by the back door, if it's too far away then often dogs won't use it. Also, do a thorough check of your fences, and by thorough I mean crawl around with YOUR eyes at THEIR level! Your pups are small, so it wouldn't take much of a gap for them to wriggle their way through. If you can get your hand through any gaps in the fences, then chances are they will be able to get though too. Not sure what fencing you have, but what I did here was to get mesh fencing, about 1.2m wide, fold into an "L" shape and attach the top of the "L" to the fence, then the other end runs along the ground and I pegged it. So far I haven't had any dogs manage to dig their way out! Get padlocks for any side gates, and if they can see under any gaps block the line of sight.

    Hope that helps!

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    I just got home from 8 hours of being at work

    Let dogs in, both ran into their crates and are sleeping.... It would appear that they spent 8 hours in a gift shop serving the mothers day rush and i sat at home doing nothing all day...

    I need to go and have a word to them LOL

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