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Such a tiny cage for the poor creature?

Is there no way to let a boxer run free in an apartment without him taking the place apart? I'm thinking maybe the bathroom if I absolutely have to leave him home alone.
 

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How old is your pup? Stay consistent. Work your way from an hour and add small amounts of time. We used to fill a kong with some treats when we left to keep Sid occupied for a little. You could try one of the plastic crates. It may be a safer alternative since he was able to destroy the wires.
 

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i like the plastice crates much better, i assume it makes them feel more safe, like they are in a den. Justice hated his with a passion when we first started crate training.. now he doesnt mind it so much, i just hate keeping him in it as much as i need to. he has been crated since 8 weeks, he is now 1 year old
 

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I agree, get a plastic crate. How big is your dog, that crate looks rather small.
 

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I also like the plastic crates that kennel was rated for 70lbs its one I got him when he was a puppy he is 60ish pounds now he was only ever in it at night when he would go in it and sleep on his own...

Only reason he was in it that day for a few hours was me and the wife's work schedule overlapped with the holidays...
Also the rest of the house was just peachy he was sleeping on the couch lol he is 9 months old

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Please don't ever say i cage my dog a crate/ kennel is for their own safety if I would of known he had the power to do this I would not of put him in it...
He has been in it for an hour or 2 but never for 4 hours...
And it was really my only option so before speaking and saying such a small cage that was his home he used to go in and sleep in it every night with the door open on his own doing...
I guess he just wanted to sleep on the couch more that day

I was talking to rocky btw my post did not quote his for some reason and my guess is you have never had a boxer at the age of 8months to a year and a half old they can be very um rambunctious if you know what I mean

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I was talking to rocky btw my post did not quote his for some reason and my guess is you have never had a boxer at the age of 8months to a year and a half old
No, that's precisely the reason why I was asking. I wanna be prepared when I get a boxer so I'm wondering what's the best way to handle it if he needs to stay home alone for a while.

No offense intended, mate.
 

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Rocky, if you are getting a pup of any breed I seriously suggest crate training. I hate to think what my 1o mos old pup would get into. As it is I follow her @ when I a m home just taking things out of her mouth. It is for her safety.
 

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A bathroom isn't the safest. He could open the cabinets under the sink and get into cleaners, harm himself in and around the toilet and piping potentially flooding the house given the chance! And get into soaps in the shower! Bathrooms are not safe for dogs especially puppies. If you want your stuff destroyed let them run free! We had to puppy proof out townhouse and got a new entertainment stand so Wyatt couldn't get the wires!


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Dang, didn't think of the water lol. How about an empty basement? Put some toys there and a place to lie down? Would that work or would he go crazy and jump at walls and hurt himself?
 

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Its all good to tell the truth after a short while he will learn to love his kennel it makes them feel safe when axle does things he knows he shouldn't which happens allot he goes to his kennel knowing its his place he also loves to sleep in it at night..

I don't even close the door anymore

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The kennel looks really flimsy and from the pic the crate does not have a bottom just the 4 sides and the top (though he may have ripped that off). You may want to invest in a better built crate that can hold him fully grown, one with dividers is great. I still have the crate that I used for my 2 pups It has 3 doors. I still use it when we go visit the family....and they love it.

Here is one similar to the one I have. I had it since they were 6 months old and they are now 2 years old and they both still fit in it. :) You may want to get the one size smaller if you only have one dog. I got the biggest one since I have 2.

3 Door Folding Dog Pet Cage Crate Kennel with Divider and Rubber Feet | eBay

Now they have a bigger kennel in the garage that is 5 feet by 10 feet by 6 feet tall. It's like they have their own room LOL. The garage is attached to the house....btw and they are very happy there because they have their own space and cannot get themselves into trouble. They are 2 years old and as rambunctious as ever so I wanted to keep them safe by investing in large kennel. It has worked out well for us. I got the largest size 10 x 10 it is paneled so I can make it into a 5 x 5 or 5 x 10 or a 10 x 10 if I need to, it was a good investment for me.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/ASPCA-Heavy-Duty-Kennel-Multiple-Sizes-Available-Dogs/10811483
 

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Dang, didn't think of the water lol. How about an empty basement? Put some toys there and a place to lie down? Would that work or would he go crazy and jump at walls and hurt himself?
You'd be surprised at what a puppy can destroy, even when you think there is nothing around to destroy. In an empty basement there are still walls, baseboards, window trim, etc! I know many puppies that have chewed holes through walls, destroyed baseboards, ripped blinds off of windows and destroyed the window trim, etc. If they're bored, they'll find a way to entertain themselves. A crate is the safest place for them, and most of them learn to love their crates if trained properly. My 4 year old dog chooses to sleep in her crate every night (I don't close the door on her, that's just where she chooses to sleep because it's her safe place), her crate is also her safe/quiet place when we have company over. My nieces/nephews know that they are not allowed to bother her when she goes into her crate, it's like her own private space.
 
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