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Old 01-14-2015, 11:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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A few suggestion
Leave a piece of clothing that smells like you in the create
Warm water bottle, not sure how old is she but it works for a few weeks old pups when you bring them home
Keep the create in an open space not a small room(you should try it first: put a webcam, go outside of your house and watch her, this way if she gets out and starts getting into trouble you can go in and stop it
Put a TV or radio on for some noise
Where does she sleeps at night?
If she sleeps in your bedroom, make her sleep in the create in the room
She does have an old shirt of mine, but she usually buries it with her blankets and then lays down. She's almost 3 years old so I'm not sure if the warm water bottle would work or not? I was considering putting the crate in my bedroom instead of in the laundry room, but didn't know if it would be a good idea. I'll have to try that this weekend when I am home. She usually sleeps with me because I feel bad putting her in there during the day when I'm working and then making her go in again all night to sleep. I just feel like that's too much crate time, but I may have to try it.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Jackson also cannot be contained in a wire crate. He broke the welds on the one we bought when we first adopted him, after I'd bought snaps to secure the door all the way around (9 snaps; 3 on each side of the door). I bought him an airline crate that had good recommendations for hard-to-crate dogs, and so far, so good. He has been chewing on the plastic above and below the crate door, but he hasn't been able to break the door on this particular crate. He's been getting better lately, and he loves getting his frozen Kongs smeared around the inside with peanut butter. I also feed him in his crate twice a day to make it a positive place to be. I started out with the door open, but now, I can close the door while he eats, and he's fine. Here's a link to the one I got from Chewy.com: Petmate Sky Kennel, Large
I got the size extra large, to give Jackson plenty of room inside.
I will definitely have to look into that, thank you! Mya literally chews on the crate until the piece she is chewing on breaks off until she has a hole big enough to squeeze through and then she starts on the laundry room door and whatever else happens to be in the room.
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Another thought that I had, but didn't know if it would be safe, is to place a muzzle on her so that she is still able to drink and eat and leave her out of the crate when I am gone with limited access to different rooms in the house. Like I said, not sure if that is safe so any opinions or thoughts on that would be appreciated.
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Another thought that I had, but didn't know if it would be safe, is to place a muzzle on her so that she is still able to drink and eat and leave her out of the crate when I am gone with limited access to different rooms in the house. Like I said, not sure if that is safe so any opinions or thoughts on that would be appreciated.
Muzzles are only to be worn under total supervision, it's not safe to leave them alone with one on.
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Okay, that was my thought, but wasn't entirely sure. Never used one myself before or known anyone that has used one. Thank you!
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Here's another crate to consider, but pricey:
http://www.amazon.com/BestPet-Professional-Superior-Quality-Hammigrid/dp/B009UVN1TC http://www.amazon.com/BestPet-Professional-Superior-Quality-Hammigrid/dp/B009UVN1TC
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Here's another crate to consider, but pricey: http://www.amazon.com/BestPet-Profes.../dp/B009UVN1TC
Great, thank you!
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Here's another crate to consider, but pricey: http://www.amazon.com/BestPet-Profes.../dp/B009UVN1TC
I think I am going to try out the steel crate. Seems like it would be worth the money and not sure the plastic one would hold up. I ended up finding one on Amazon that is cheaper than the plastic one. Thank you so much, Beth!
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I was told that the plastic crates are safest. But, my girl almost chewed herself out of hers... And her separation anxiety didn't get better till I got the metal crates that look like a wire cage. Once she was in this, she calmed down a lot. Just make sure the gaps between the wire isn't big enough for the paws to get through and you shouldn't have a problem.
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I was told that the plastic crates are safest. But, my girl almost chewed herself out of hers... And her separation anxiety didn't get better till I got the metal crates that look like a wire cage. Once she was in this, she calmed down a lot. Just make sure the gaps between the wire isn't big enough for the paws to get through and you shouldn't have a problem.
Will do. Thank you!
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