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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2009


    a note on crate training. if anything happens to your dog and he has to stay at the vet he will be put into a crate. you take him to a groomers he will be put into a crate. it makes sense to me to make sure they are comfortable in a crate and they understand what it is so as to lessen the stress of an already very stressful time.

    also if you ever move, go camping / on holidays etc your dog will be able to settle much faster and easier if you can take their house (crate) with you
    "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland

  2. #12

    Default Thanks Heaps

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for all your helpful ideas and tips.
    Trev is getting much better now. I have a routine going and he seems to be doing fine. He still has a little cry when I put him to bed but he soon settles down after and I don’t hear a peep from him all night till i wake him up in the morning so he can go and do his business outside

    Once again thanks a million,


  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    melbourne australia


    3 nights ago, we brought our 8 week old pup home.
    We have a crate, in it i put a rag id wiped all over his mum and the pup.
    Night one. Screaming pup, sounding like its got its eye pierced by a hot rod. I go out, my 2 yr old shepherd is so relieved to see me so we can both rescue the pup together. But there's nowt wrong with pup, just wants to play.

    Night two: Pup in crate, cries for 1o mins. Then settles for the night

    Night three: pup goes in crate willingly at end of day, and settles on his bed area, peaceful night.

    To my pup, the crate has become a safe haven. It knows my large clumsy shepherd cant get in the crate. Cant take the toys that the pup has stolen off him and 'buried'.

    2 of 3 pee's the pup enters his cage to do on the paper at one end.

    Im sold on crates. Keeps baby rottie from exhausting my shepherd.

    Pros: keeps pup safe, pup feels safe in there, and i can relax, knowing there's no parcels being left around the house when pup is not closely supervised.

    Cons: Toilet training. Not using a crate, but leaving the back door open, and i can house train a pup in 48hrs. And plan to do this this w/e. With a lot of help from my shepherd, who 'takes' pup out with him for a wee. Modelling house training which the pup copies. Too easy.
    The crate interferes with this.

    Its not a cage, its his safe place to rest, eat, pee, poo, and get out of the way from the loony shepherd that keeps hassling pup and not allowing it to sleep long enough.

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