|02-21-2014 09:32 AM|
|02-21-2014 07:48 AM|
If I used a wire crate I would be sure that they could not get their feet through the bottom (maybe use hardware cloth) or get an old drop pin style crate (too bad the original kennel aire commander is 'no more') and remove all collars before putting them in.
Beau got his flat collar no tag caught on the wire. Fortunately once we got to him (this was about 3am) he also chilled out. For him it was the buckle. I guess some dogs are more creative that way.
If I was present while the dog was in the crate, I would not worry but when do we crate our dogs most? When we are not there.
|02-21-2014 06:07 AM|
|DobbyDad||Plastic and by the bed.|
|02-21-2014 04:16 AM|
i use a plastic crate, in living room.
the pros is if my boy mess the crate, i can split it into half open and clean it out.
|02-20-2014 08:15 PM|
Thank you everyone!!!!
I think I will get the plastic crate right now.....I am a tad worried about it being to big and her messing in the crate...I do worry about my kids sticking things and fingers in the wire crate. I know that would be on me....but I am trying to be realistic.
I will have a super yard pen in the living room for those times I need to have her contained when I am doing something with the kiddos.
|02-20-2014 07:17 PM|
I use both. Wire for home and plastic for traveling. If I'm staying in a hotel, I'll break down the wire crate and bring it as well as the plastic crate.
I don't care much for my dogs sleeping all night in a plastic crate. Maybe because it gets so warm here (in south Texas) that in my head it's cooler in a wire crate.
I have been awakened in the middle of the night from a yelp from one of my dogs. I rush in and they are looking at me like I'm the one who is nuts. I'm guessing they got a toe hooked on a wire when they sprawled out. Or maybe a paw pinched. Or maybe they saw me in my underwear. I really don't know. But I've never had one come up lame, or continue to yelp. And it's rare that it happens. I think Hondo has only done it once that I recall and he's 4 now. He is still crated at night because he sticks his face in mine when I'm asleep. His attempt at giving me a heart attack.
|02-20-2014 07:04 PM|
Dex has not been crated and has had full access to the house since he was 4 1/2 months. The only issue we had was the trash can, and we put that away at night. His crate is in my room and he sleeps in their at night, but it is not locked and neither is my bedroom door. Sometimes my maltipoo will sleep inside the crate with him and sometimes he goes to the livingroom to sleep, when he gets to warm.
we have the XL wire crate and up to now have not had any problems
|02-20-2014 06:54 PM|
|JenniCB||We've never had anything caught so far including Penny's collar (I've heard that you should take it off before putting them in but I don't always remember...oops).|
|02-20-2014 01:06 PM|
I will get a plastic one if it is a real danger.
|02-20-2014 09:36 AM|
|jocoyn||In my book trustworthiness is earned. Toby was 6 months. Cyra a year. Grim at 2 and Beau at 2.5 is nowhere near ready.|
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