Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada
Funny, in preparing for Jazz' arrival, we had the crate all set up in the bedroom. But the day before we picked her up, we rethought it and decided to move it into the kitchen as this is where all the activity happens and has the laminate floors and is easiest to cordon off with baby gate and a sliding door. Best decision we made. She can go in/out of her crate at will during the day and easily crated with the gate closed when she needs a time out, are having our supper and/or when we go to bed. She settled in quite well, I can hear her during the night if she needs out ... it's a different whine and can ignore her when it's the "I want to play" whine. She has never had an accident in her crate to date. She is now 4 months old. All of which to say ... move the crate to another room, one where she can still see the activities of the household during the day and won't disturb you during the night. Eventually, she'll have the run of the house and can sleep wherever she chooses .. we're just nowhere nears that level of freedom yet.