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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Questions on Crates

I have a puppy arriving in a week, and Iíve been reading all that I can about various training. Iím a bit confused about crate training because Iíve read a few contradicting things.

One method says to have to crate near you, like in your bedroom. Another says to have the crate in a separate room so the puppy learns to be alone at times avoiding attachment issues when youíre gone.

Another question I have is the size of the crate. I already bought the XL Kong brand metal crate with the partition for potty training. Iím starting to wonder if I bought the wrong crate. I donít have plans to crate the dog when heís an adult, so Iím wondering if I should have just bought a smaller crate to get him through the first (destructive) part of his life and potty train.

Any thoughts on any of this? Thank you.
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