(Closed) is it safe to allow my doxie to be out of her crate at night ?

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

What I would do is allow her to be out of the crate while you go run an errand and see how she reacts. Then I would start allowing her out while you are sleeping, then transition to being let out all of the time. We had a rottie we couldn’t let out of his crate because he would tear the house apart if my mom left him home. He was very attached to my mom so he would do things out of spite.

Post # 4
704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013



@DiamondnLovey:  Hi 🙂 I would try it out slowly and only for short periods of time. If you go get groceries or you’re running out for an hour or 2 then see how she does! IF shes still doing ok with being left out of her crate then you can leave for longer periods of time.

Post # 5
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@arsing89: +1


@DiamondnLovey:  I would start off with small amounts of time as well and gradually increase. Just FYI if you haven’t owned a doxie before though, most dogs are never 100% toilet trained. They are very independant-minded dogs and if they need to go and don’t feel like going out (especially if it’s raining!) they’ll just go inside. Not accidently, just because LOL! Keep a puppy pad around.

They are a real joy to have around though, a big dog in a little dog’s body:)….my 14yr old long haired dachshund still cracks me up with his comical antics!

Post # 6
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@DiamondnLovey:  I crate my two little ones during the day as well (they prefer it actually) but at night they sleep with us. Considering that at night they are pretty calm and sleep/flop down somewhere they don’t ever get into trouble.

I might suggest that you put a gate up and keep them in the room with you at night. Dogs are hesitant to do naughty things with the mommy right there (mine are angels until I leave the room!). That way they can have a bit of freedom but aren’t given the entire house…at least until you are comfortable with the arrangement.

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