The big scarry next step
I think it's about time to let my 7 1/2 Mo. old out of the crate at night. She's become a real sweetheart about leaving my stuff alone & just playing with her stuff. No chewing on furniture or climbing on the couch. Two things scare me though. One is that if I put a blanket or pad in her crate she shreads it, so what will happen if I'm not there to say, NO! The second is that I have some expensive stereo equipment that if she ruined, I'd have her hide on the wall for. I'm thinking to start in steps, like keep her uncrated in my bedroom at first & go from there. Any advise or stories related to this leap of faith?