My dogs earn their way out of their crates. I try short time frames at first and see how it goes. Different for each dog.
My Lab needed to be crated for years cause she couldn't be trusted not to get into the trash or chew up stuff. Interesting my GSD's seem to be more trustworthy at around 6 months. But really need to take each dog as an individual and start slowly. I usually see how they go with the crate up and in place during the night but I don't close the crate door.
If that goes well, then I try short trips with the dogs left out.
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