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Don   Sault Ste. Marie, MI

9/1/2008 10:29:51 AM

I can certainly attest to the difference a crate can make with regards to destruction of property. Our 11 yr old mixed breed never used a crate, we refer to her as the million dollar pooch, a conservative estimate my wife would say. Our next dog, soon to be two has used a crate from day one and readily enters it when asked, primarily at nite. It also made housetraining much easier, simply by attaching the leash and heading straight out the door. The ninety five pound mixed is so comfortable in it that we haven't even considered not using it (presently he only spends nites in it and is outside during the day.

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Don   Sault Ste. Marie, MI

9/1/2008 10:29:35 AM

I can certainly attest to the difference a crate can make with regards to destruction of property. Our 11 yr old mixed breed never used a crate, we refer to her as the million dollar pooch, a conservative estimate my wife would say. Our next dog, soon to be two has used a crate from day one and readily enters it when asked, primarily at nite. It also made housetraining much easier, simply by attaching the leash and heading straight out the door. The ninety five pound mixed is so comfortable in it that we haven't even considered not using it (presently he only spends nites in it and is outside during the day.

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K   FREDERICK, MD

8/19/2008 4:59:25 PM

cool

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Rayne   Berkily, CA

7/30/2008 11:17:38 AM

wonderful

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nathan   somewherein, OH

7/29/2008 10:05:14 AM

good
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andrea   hamilton, OH

7/15/2008 6:08:20 AM

thanks for info

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Danielle   Bartlesville, OK

4/18/2008 8:19:41 PM

Cool!

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Melissa   Lakewood, WI

4/2/2008 6:27:01 AM

Very informative and good advice I will use.

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ayana   kingman, AZ

3/15/2008 12:31:51 PM

great advie ! yep yep! lol

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fae   kingman, AZ

2/2/2008 2:06:04 PM

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Tammy   Louisville, KY

1/8/2008 4:22:48 AM

I used crate training on my first two dogs when they were pppies. That was the only way my then husband would let me have a dog in the house. He grew up with the dog stays outside mentalilty. The crate has many good advantages to doing it; however do not always use it. Use it for when you are leaving the house, having company come over, or as a "time-out" for your canine child. I would get in the crate and lock myself in when my toddler got on my very last nerve. I have a black lab and her previous owners crate trained her. They were in the late 70's and in not that great of health when they obtained Jasmine from the Humane Society. I was asked if I would like her because they could not handle her anymore and of course I did. They kept her in a crate all day while he was at the hospital or the nursing home. When I brought her home she had to think about how to get up the front porch stairs, she could not jump on the bed or couch, and when she runs her back legs don't seem to separate Why? The answer is all Jasmine could do in that crate was sit-up, lay down or turn around and then sit or lay again. Her movement in the hip and thigh area have become limited. Not to mention she was fed puppy food for the first two years of life. The elderly couple had too much going on and didn't know better, but would they have done that to a child? Please crate with caution, and use common sense.

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Lane   Duluth, MN

11/29/2007 2:39:12 PM

Thank you so much!!!!! This helped alot

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Hailey   Liberty, ME

11/26/2007 1:31:52 PM

This article is great! Keep on doing what you do and bringing joy to all dog lovers! Keep it up!

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Brooke   Roosevelt, UT

10/30/2007 2:46:47 PM

I recently got a new puppy, and am crate training her. She is beginning to enjoy her crate, although, she does cry for a bit when I first put her in! All of these things are true! She is a very well behaved pup. Thanks for the tips!

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Tuna   Y, CA

10/30/2007 8:42:40 AM

Some dogs go into their crates when the table is being set and leave the humans alone so they can eat in peace.

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ashleigh   schellsburg, PA

10/11/2007 5:40:28 PM

Very Helpful

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jymmy   greenbrier, TN

10/11/2007 9:51:58 AM

All these are great reasons, but how do you get any sleep while crating them? I tried crating for housetraining, and all the dog did was use the bathroom and roll in it. And she cried the entire time. Even with consistency, we ended up having to get rid of her because the neighbors complained about the noise.

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Arnie   Hollywood, FL

8/20/2007 2:55:34 PM

Hi,
In regards to No.1,"you should crate your puppy for only as long as it can reasonably control its bladder and bowels" does this mean to totally discard the use of the crate after potty training
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I was under the belief it was a safe heaven for them forever ?

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kim   blockhouse, SD

8/14/2007 1:46:00 PM

I would like to know how long is "too long"in a crate. My JRT can be alone up to 9 hours sometimes. Should I leave him in the crate. He is 6 and spots everywhere he can. Thank you. Kim at Ventura@ns.sympatico.ca

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Lizz   Mason, OH

7/19/2007 10:14:53 AM

i think it needs to go into more detail.

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