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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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My oldest loves her crate and goes in and stays for the whole day even when the door is open. I've noticed that she is getting a little posessive(spellling?)
of it though when the foster dogs walk past. If she's in it already,there is no problem,but if she is on her bed and she thinks one of the dogs is going to go in her crate,she will run it there. What I've been doing is when she starts eyeballing them OR runs in the crate, I will make her do a down/stay somewhere else.

Has anyone else run into this problem with a dog loving the crate that much they will guard it from other dogs?
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Yes, Whiskey has done this in the past and will try it sporadically. He will guard his doggie cot, his crate, an area with his toys or a corner. I've kept it under control and correct him when it starts surfacing again.

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My Mini Doxie will guard her crate. She will stow away treats in there as well and that doesn't help any. She will not go into the kennel through out the day, unless another dog tries to poke around in it.

It's just easier for me to keep her kennel locked when I'm home.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 09:26 PM
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I agree with Lil. Keep the door closed when the dog doesn't need to go in there. I had the reverse situation, it was my cat who took over the puppy's crate and she didn't need to be house-trained. So, I had to keep the door closed, and quick open it to put the puppy inside and make sure the cat didn't run in first.


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Yes, my old roommate's dog would be constantly going into Jazzy's crate so I just started keeping the door locked and there wasn't any more issues

The crate becomes their safe place so it makes sense for them to guard it from other animals but I would never encourage it

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