Talk to me about crate training...
October 4, 2006 2:04 PM Subscribe
My year-old shepherd puppy took well to crate training...but I'd eventually like to not have to use it any more. What is your experience? Were you able to transition to not using the crate, and how?
Our floorplan is very open, so it will be difficult to confine her to a single room. Toys to keep her occupied? Apparently anything that rolls under the futon or couch is bad, because she can't get it out and starts chewing. How old was your dog?
I am also curious how long people leave their dogs home alone/crated, and if they have outdoor access.