We had the trainer come last week (she was fantastic BTW, am very pleased with the dogs progress and her attitude and methods) and she suggested that we invest in a crate each for the dogs.
So today we went and bought them one each, I think they are a bit too big as we can fit two of them in sass's crate and sam's is even bigger but thats a non issue in the end I spose.
However, I am really struggling. I mean, the kennels had the shelter from the wind and its a bit windy tonight. I put down some towels for them to sleep on (only until they are toilet trained inside the crate and then I will get proper durable bedding) but I feel really mean. They look so weird in these big crates, just looking at each other like WTF?
I know I am doing the right thing as around 4/5am in the morning sass gets naughty and tries to dig holes under the house and get into the street so for a little while now she was being tied up at night and I know this is the better option, but I just feel so, I dunno, mean.
Could others please share their experiences on crate training.
Oh BTW we have the crates outside, under our open sided carport because we are in a rental atm and dont have enough space for these crates to come inside, however I am thinking aout putting them on the verandah but the only problem is that isnt in the fenced part of the yard.
Okay, essay over.