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Post by deembee7 on Thu May 09 2013, 19:56

Ive never been a big fan of the idea of putting my dog in a cage/crate but im starting to feel that she would like a bit of 'personal space' especially as i have an eleven year old daughter who loves to make sure that Tilly is with her all the time...any recommendations?


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Post by Kathy on Thu May 09 2013, 20:03

I moved your post to Tried & Tested for more views,

Pets At Home often have these on offer, also have a look on line for best prices. Get the biggest one you can fit in the space available for it.
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Post by Guest on Thu May 09 2013, 20:04

I used a crate for the first time with my current dog, Dempsey, and was so glad I did! It's been a life saver, almost literally! Dempsey could chew for Great Britain, and I think he would have killed himself had he been left to his own devices.

Whichever type of crate you get, make sure she has enough room to stand up, turn around & lay down comfortably.

Start off with her bedding in there & a couple of safe toys - maybe throw a couple of treats in & let her make it her own. Don't close the door straight away, wait until she's really comfortable with it, then do it for a few seconds at a time with loads of praise & gradually build up the time.

If you do get one, though, you need to make it clear to your daughter that the crate is Tilly's own personal space & safe haven & that if she goes in there she's to be left alone! Big Grin

Mine's a Rosewood wire crate with a plastic base & a front & side door.

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