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Old 04-22-2011, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So Rodyn has been getting into alot of trouble lately.
Just today while I was up stairs he tore up papper towels all over the house, So I've been thinking should I crate him while I'm up stairs?
and would doing it promote good behavior? - Like right now I'm up stairs on the computer I crated him before I came up here.

What do you guys think?
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For puppies, I think its a good idea to crate them when you can't watch them. I crate Mya everytime I can't oversee her. The last time I left her alone to take a shower - she ended up chewing a chunk of the couch.

She actually is good in the crate. No whining and she just sleeps. Keeps me peace of mind knowing that she wont get herself hurt doing random things. She once tried to chew through electrical wires when I caught her.
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I agree, it is for their own safety I hated doing it and they hated it too but now it is simple, they just run right on in their cages and chill out when we can't be with them.
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yes I agree to the crating if you can't keep your eye on them or have to leave the room...better safe than sorry is probably a good motto!!!! I think I will be doing the same when I get my little boy
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah Cash was always such a good boy from crating. It is very true "better safe than sorry" cause they seem to get into everything!! hopefully he'll come to love his crate
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I hate putting my girls in a crate, but it is the safest thing for them. I only do it when I am not home. There's alot of times when I don't hear the jingle of there collars that I go looking for them...sometimes they are good and sometimes they are bad...very bad.

But you got to love them.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I agree with everyone, crating is best when you can't supervise...Safety is more important than a little whining...
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Crated Tyson from the start, just to keep him from getting into things that he shouldn't. Now he loves it, he will even go in there on his own just for some quiet time.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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We probably should use the crate more just because there are times when the crate will be necessary to use. I put Max in the crate when I am not able to supervise which is usually brief and rare. He never complains about being in it when he has to but for the majority of the time someone is home. If we shower..he is locked in the bathroom with us. If I am washing dishes, he lies by feet. And I try to remember since i know this from raising kids, sometimes a break is all it takes to refresh patience even if it is only for 10 minutes of me time.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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With a pup, a great alternative to crating when you're at home is to use a hands-free leash or loop a 6 foot leash around your waist, so you can go about your business and you pup has to follow you around the house.
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