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Old 05-07-2014, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8 month old needs another sleeping arrangement option

Please help. My GSD has outgrown his kennel. I don't have the funds to buy him a bigger one right now and I've tried having him sleep with me and the hubs - not an option. He's 8 months. Please don't think I'm irresponsible. We've had some medical issues pop up and after Yogi's $1500 medical scare, I simply don't have any extra money at the moment. I thought about putting him in the bathroom but am concerned he'll chew and this is a rental. What other options are there? (feel free to get creative).

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Old 05-07-2014, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sell your old crate on craigslist and buy a larger one from there. I bought a 48" for $60 in very good condition.
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I would If it weren't totally mangled. The thing is held together with carrabeaners and zip ties.

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So look for a used one on craigslist. They are there and cheap. Minimum of 42"
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I've always had my dog sleep beside my bed, without a crate. When he was a tiny baby puppy, I used a baby gate to contain him in that area. Can you rig up something like that - even by taking the old crate apart and using that as a barrier?
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I've always had my dog sleep beside my bed, without a crate. When he was a tiny baby puppy, I used a baby gate to contain him in that area. Can you rig up something like that - even by taking the old crate apart and using that as a barrier?
Ooooh, good idea! I bet I could take it apart and use it as a barrier. Great idea! Thanks!

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No prob I am a reuser, not a recycler, lol. Those old crate panels really come in handy - I have one against my sliding screen door, for example. I hope my bed idea works for you - good luck!
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Why isn't the room an option? Just curious..

the baby gate idea a good one. Or if you are worried about roaming and can't gate off an area.. there's always the leash to the bed post idea.. doesn't have anywhere to go but down to sleep
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No bed post. Lol. The room idea isn't working out because he keeps climbing over us when we're sleeping. My husband works 5am-5pm so ... Yeah. I'm going to repurpose his crate tomorrow so I've got the weekend. Also the weekend I'm having the "sucky fairy" come to my three year olds room to take all his pacifiers away. *grin* It's going to be a long weekend. I've got a cat that hates him up in my room also to contend with so I'm going to have to figure something out. Thanks ladies!

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I've always had my dog sleep beside my bed, without a crate. When he was a tiny baby puppy, I used a baby gate to contain him in that area. Can you rig up something like that - even by taking the old crate apart and using that as a barrier?
I hope you saw my post! I took your advice, Blanketback!!!

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