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A question about crates

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Brie is nearly to the point where we need to get a larger crate and I'm a bit worried as she is so attached to her present "boudoir". She insists on supervising when we move it from room to room and inspects it thorougly after each move(as if I would change anything in it without her permission) :biglaugh: Anyway, we're going shopping this weekend. It's not like Brie will voluntarily go in her crate, so this possessiveness amuses me, however, I doubt I will be amused if she freaks out when she realizes that she has to "break in" a new crate!
Any suggestions???

Lora&Tippi, and now Brie
"My little dog. A heartbeat at my feet."
Edith Wharton
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Quote:Originally posted by Lora&Tippi:
I guess what I am asking is; is it alright to put her in her crate off and on throughout the day, for my sanity as well as hers??
In my opinion, this is a perfect reason to put them in the crate. With one little one and one growing up, we have a handful whenever the dogs have the run of the house. I put them away when I need to really get something done, and they quiet down as usual and will be quite good for a few hours even when I am making enough noise to remind them that I'm there.

If they cry about it, try setting a goal of say 30 minutes, leave them in there that long then spring them, repeat this until they are ok with it then go for more. Eventually they should feel comfortable enough to climb right in (provided they don't have to potty) and hang out all day.
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