The mister and I are moving into a new apartment! Hooray! The one problem? A dog crate that both fits our new apartment's aesthetic and isn't $1200. [more inside]
My cat sleeps in my dog's crate when he isn't crated. Is this bad? [more inside]
~1 year old Labradoodle name of Twist. Good boy. Crate trained up to this point, house trained so long as we lock him in his crate overnight. Which is the issue.
I'd like to start weaning him off of the crate. He seems ready, he has no trouble holding it all night in the crate and it's not like he's rushing for the door in the morning; he'll happily romp around the house while we're getting breakfast etc together. But when I've tried leaving the crate door open overnight he, well, chooses not to wait until morning. Looking for strategies to let him know that that's not okay. [more inside]
What is the maximum duration a dog can be left alone in his locked crate? I've been maxing it out at 3 hours (and I still feel terrible) and wondering if on the odd occasion I can push that to 4 or 5 or if that's really not a nice thing to do. [more inside]
What should I do with my puppy when he's not sleeping or playing with me? [more inside]
Our dog goes through cycles of at first liking a crate and then not tolerating it at all--whining, scratching, growling, and moaning. When Sparky's unhappy, nobody sleeps. I'm out of ideas and I'm looking for new things to try. [more inside]
What type of crate should we use for my sister's very large dog? [more inside]
Dog training, crate training question. [more inside]
I'm getting a new puppy next week and need some suggestions about crate training. All the overly-long special snowflake details are inside. [more inside]
I need a custom dog crate for the back of my cage. [more inside]
We have a reactive, defensive dog that can be barky during car rides. She is quieter if she's in a crated in the back of the van with a blanket over it. But my husband has been allowing her freedom in the car, claiming she only barks a few times each trip. I think that a few times is too many times, and that she should continue to be crated during trips unless she gets to the point where she stops reacting to stuff outside the car. [more inside]
My boyfriend's dog, a 7 year old beagle, has recently starting peeing in his crate at night. Why is he doing this, and how can we fix it? [more inside]
Just got a 6-year-old rescue dog. Is it necessary to crate? [more inside]
Where can I buy a heavy-duty steel dog crate in or near the San Francisco Bay Area? [more inside]
How can I keep a healthy, adult male doberman from peeing in his crate 2+ times a day? I'm at my wits end! [more inside]
Please share your best resources to help me be a better master to my new dog Jake
. Also, some questions on crate training inside. [more inside]
How can we make a nice, safe and attractive area for our dog in the new living room? [more inside]
What type of dog crate would you recommend for a 50lb Staffy (pit bull)? [more inside]
Who has used a soft-sided dog crate for a large dog? Will it provide secure confinement for short periods?
We are moving from NJ to the west coast. Our elderly dog is too frail to travel by air, so we will drive a 6-day road trip.
For the road trip, I need a portable crate that will stow in our car trunk. We need the crate to set up in motel rooms. I want dog to have his "den". We do not plan to leave him alone, but there could be situations where he has to be kept confined for his safety. [more inside]
Housebreaking is going great...except my puppy keeps peeing in her crate! Help! [more inside]
I have a bichon frise/shih tzu mix dog named Beatrix who is a little over 1 year old. She is crate trained and has no problem with going into the crate when my husband leaves for work. She spends no more than 5 hours in the crate a day while we are at work. Next week my husband's work hours will be changing and this will mean that Beatrix will be at home for 8 hours alone while we are at work. Unfortunately we cannot afford to hire a dog walker. We are thinking about leaving her out of the crate since it seems like a significantly longer time to keep her cooped up. Is this the best thing to do? If so, how should we go about it? [more inside]
DogTrainingFilter: How do we keep our dog from making a big fuss in the morning? [more inside]
DogFilter: Help me and the dog get over our individual separation anxiety-type issues. [more inside]
my room mate just got a dog and wants to pick up a crate. She has a few questions .... [more inside]
Feral Dog Filter: How do you housebreak a true feral dog who has proven to be untrainable after 3-4 weeks of crating? [more inside]
My pug is destroying the house. HELP! [more inside]
I just adopted a dog which apparently has separation anxiety issues (and we have cats). We had planned to initially leave him crated during the day. What can I do to help him through this transition? [more inside]
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? [more inside]
A new puppy in the house. Where should she stay when I am at work? I've been told a crate, but then some people said crating is only when you're home.