How long are your dogs in their crates during the day? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
View Poll Results: Number of Hours in Crate
4 to 5 72 45.86%
7 or more with someone else letting them out during the day 32 20.38%
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post #1 of 357 (permalink) Old 10-17-2014, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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How long are your dogs in their crates during the day?

Just curious. Currently my dogs are in their crates from 7AM to 12PM, then from 1PM to 3PM. But we are going to have to switch and leave them for 9hours straight. So just curious of how long other people leave their dogs.

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Mine used to average about 6-8 hours while I was at work, but I live with a roommate now who lets him out a couple hours after I leave for work and only kennels him back up when he leaves the apartment to run errands.
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I'm lucky that I don't have to go out to work so my pup is crated at most 4 hours. Other folks in our club are single and have to work. Their dogs are crated much longer and seem to be doing fine.

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Mine is 4 hours weekdays , 6 hours sat/fri and 3 hrs on sunday

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mine are never in the crate during the day. well one is right now 'cause i caught him with his face in the cat box, he'll be in there for maybe an hour. my wife and i work different shifts. i'm home all day with the dogs. when she gets home from work i go to sleep and she has them. when i go to work she goes to sleep and they are locked in the bedroom.

or they just go to work with her during the day.
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Luckily, I work from hime, so the 5 mo old only has to be crated a few hours at a time. My 11 yo doesn't have to be crated at all anymore.
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9 to 10 hrs. a day. Out all weekend. Would not normally do this but he is that kind of dog. Last dog never wad kenneled.
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9 to 10 hrs. a day. Out all weekend. Would not normally do this but he is that kind of dog. Last dog never wad kenneled.
What do you mean?

I know for sure we could not let our 7month old out in the house, I think he would get into everything. But I think our older dog would be OK. She has never chewed anything in the house. We left her out a few times and watched her using a web cam. She patrolled the house the entire time we were gone. By this I mean she went from door to door, window to window. Never seemed to settle down like she does when she is crated.

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Sinister is free in the house.

Draven is crated for 8 hours while I am at work.

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I can't vote. My answer would be zero. We use an expen, and he is in there maybe 1 to 2 hours a day.
He also sleeps in there at night, from 10 PM to 6 AM.


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