Funny crate problem
About 1.5 years ago I did all I could to get my GSD to love the crate. We played all kinds of crate games to make going to the crate a blast. With the crate I was able to easily teach my dog how to behave around the house and after awhile we decided to remove the crate since it was taking up too much space and was no longer needed. Besides, she couldn't do her job if she was stuck in the crate.
I finally convinced my gf that her dog is going to need a crate because I hate coming home to something destroyed, even if it is occasional. The crate this dog needed was smaller and therefore took up less floor space so we brought the crate set it up and it was time to train. The fun started instantly... with the wrong dog.
My huge gsd nearly knocks me out of the way to squeeze her body into this small crate and actually manages it. I had to coax her out of the crate. I finally had to take her out the room because every time the crate door was open my GSD ran for it. This is a dog who hated the crate at the start of our training and now, I don't know what happened.
I might look into getting another crate later on. Seems like a waste since it isn't being used for training or house protection. Apparently my GSD doesn't think getting her crate back would be a waste.
Last edited by GSD246; 03-12-2013 at 12:03 PM.