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05-09-2014 02:19 PM
blackshep
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Originally Posted by LaRen616 View Post
What the?

Get a new trainer, that man is crazy and has no idea what he is talking about!
I agree, that is the most insane thing I've ever heard!

My dog is 2, but I still crate her when I'm not home. ETA: She's not crated at night, she sleeps on my bed and never moves. Unfortunately. lol
05-09-2014 02:04 PM
Cassidy's Mom
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Originally Posted by scarfish View Post
how long does everyone crate train for? the trainer we use says 2 years. even when fully potty trained and no chance of tearing anything up. his reasoning is they will become dominant if not in the crate and there's a chance of the dogs attacking you in your sleep. i dunno, sounds silly to us.
That might just be the silliest reason I've ever heard for crate training. There really is no hard and fast rule. If you've got a young dog that's reliably housebroken, not a destructive chewer, and you want to leave him out of his crate at night, do it.

Our dogs are 8 and 5 and they still sleep in their crates in our bedroom at night. It's not "crate training", it's just where they sleep, that's their beds. They love their crates and are often already in them at bedtime, waiting for me to come close the doors. They're not going to kill and eat us if we didn't do that, but none of us would sleep as well. Keefer likes to come poke his nose in my eye to make sure I haven't mysteriously vanished during the night, and neither of them would let me sleep in on non-work days. Now, they stay quietly in their crates until I get up, even if my husband gets up earlier, which he often does. Halo is crated at flyball practice and tournaments, and hotel rooms if we travel, which is typical for any dog sport. Having a dog that's comfortable hanging out in a crate is a great thing.
05-09-2014 01:04 PM
scarfish we're still going to keep training with this guy. he really is a decent trainer and my wife works with dogs and the classes are done at her job so our dogs can go for free. he's just more the type that says they are only dogs and they're basically here just to work for us. he's a little too militant with the dogs. we feel the opposite way, we have no kids and our dogs are like our kids. we really spoil the crap out of them. well, my wife does.
05-09-2014 12:58 PM
scarfish
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Originally Posted by JakodaCD OA View Post
scarfish, maybe you need a rule refresher, psuedo swearing is not allowed.

I am in agreement with others opinion of your trainers idea that an uncrated dog is going to end up killing you in your sleep...

All my dogs are crate trained, I don't want a puppy getting into trouble if I'm not home. I want my dogs used to crates if they need to stay at the vets, need to be transported etc.

They get to a certain age where I trust them to be loose in the house and they are, but they are always willing to 'crate up' if they have to..
sorrry! i don't even remember what i typed. i was up well past my bedtime with a few too many drinks in me. what a rough time i had at work last night.

anywho, thanks everyone! i thought there was something off with our trainer saying they need to be crate trained for 2 years. now i don't have to question myself!

scarfish buys everyone in the room a beer!
05-08-2014 07:06 PM
JakodaCD OA scarfish, maybe you need a rule refresher, psuedo swearing is not allowed.

I am in agreement with others opinion of your trainers idea that an uncrated dog is going to end up killing you in your sleep...

All my dogs are crate trained, I don't want a puppy getting into trouble if I'm not home. I want my dogs used to crates if they need to stay at the vets, need to be transported etc.

They get to a certain age where I trust them to be loose in the house and they are, but they are always willing to 'crate up' if they have to..
05-08-2014 06:10 PM
Lilie
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Originally Posted by scarfish View Post
i really don't think so. i've seen worse, son.
No doubt, dudette.
05-08-2014 05:49 PM
scarfish
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Originally Posted by Lilie View Post
Well, that escalated quickly, didn't it?
i really don't think so. i've seen worse, son.
05-08-2014 05:31 PM
Lilie [quote=scarfish;549265 *removed quote* i'm just wondering how long people crate train for on this forum.[/quote]

Well, that escalated quickly, didn't it?
05-08-2014 04:23 PM
scarfish *psuedo swearing is not allowed * i'm just wondering how long people crate train for on this forum.
05-08-2014 04:15 PM
Lilie You got me wrong. I think you might have misunderstood the trainer. You might do well with discussing with him your concerns. You might find that it's just a misunderstanding.
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