(Closed) Do you cage your dog while out?

posted 9 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Do you put your dog in a crate/cage while you are gone?

    Yes.

    No.

    Other/Explain.

  • Post # 77
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    221 posts
    Helper bee

    We keep ours in her crate. However, upon adopting her we thought she would be much larger than she turned out (the humane society told us she was an american bulldog mix!!) Well she’s  not going to get much bigger and she’s only about 40 pounds, so she has a ton of space in her crate lol. We keep a soft blanket on the bottom of it and even with her bed in the back, she has plenty of room… She’s fully house broken at this point, but she’s still only a year old. The only thing she chews on are my panties :-/… We used to crate her at night too because we didn’t fully trust her sleeping in the bed, but she’s been sleeping in the bed just fine for a few months now. 

    We have some friends who have a pitbull that’s about 2 years old, and they started to crate train her when she was a puppy and then just stopped before she was fully trained because they thought it was “mean”… Well their dog is a terror. Friendly and sweet, and couldn’t hurt a flee, but she’s ruined their stair railing and carpet by chewing on them and she’s chewed several expensive pairs on shoes while no one is home… We’ve dog sat before, and we keep both our dog and their dog in their crates on these nights because they just play and play and play and this is the only way to break them up. Their dog literally yells when she’s put in her crate…. Our dog does just fine though. She cried the first few night we had her in the crate, but that was it.

    Post # 78
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    2583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My family dog (who is still with my parents) hasn’t been crated since he was a really young puppy. Once he was house trained he got free run of the house, even when my parents were gone for work all day (8+ hours) and he rarely got into any trouble.

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