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  1. Am I crating my dog for too long?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello all, New dog mom here, I work full time and I recently adopted a 2 year old dog who is crate and potty trained. She is crated for about 9-10 hours during the day, is this cruel? Am I causing her harm by doing this? Before I leave her the kids and I spend 2 hours with her. We feed her in...
  2. Crating- Help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I just moved into our first house together and we work full time. Today is the first day that our dogs will be left alone all day. They have both been found guilty in the past of chewing (wood furniture, rugs, stairs, coffee tables, baseboards, etc) regardless of how many bones...
  3. Stubborn puppy.. should I crate him?

    I have an adorable puppy who is 100% mutt named Milo. He is 8 months old and is SO stubborn (but the happiest little guy you'll ever meet). Potty training has been a battle. At the beginning he refused to go outside, and would pee in his crate at night. I'm thankful that with lots of work - we...
  4. Crating for a house-trained two-year-old dog?

    Hello Everyone! We recently adopted a rescue dog who is the sweetest, most non-destructive dog I've ever known! The new addition to our family is a two-year-old mix and he is completely house trained. He doesn't chew on anything in the house other than his toys and the occasional pen. My...
  5. Are dogs OK in crates for extended periods of time

    General Dog Discussion
    My wife is at her childhood home visiting family until the end of the month. I work the usual M-F schedule, and during that time our dog will have to be put in her crate. We have had the crate since she came to live with us in March. She has no issues in regards to being in it; she sometimes...
  6. Proper Containment

    General Dog Discussion
    I just thought that I would share this here. :) I originally wrote it as a Sticky for another forum that I moderate for. Proper Containment Whether it's while you're home or while you're away, one of the most important aspects of responsible ownership is proper containment. Lately it...
  7. Sleeping arrangments

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I recently adopted an english pointer (Bella) 1.5 years old, from my buddy. They have her crate trained...sort of. Just curious, would it be a big deal if I let her not sleep in the crate, and find a comfy spot on the floor? Or should I just continue with what she is used too. ( and not too...
  8. Need Feedback

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Chewie just got neutered yesterday and while doing my research in taking care of him, I came upon this site. I have obviously joined and I'm looking for some help on him. So after getting neutered, he was very weak and slept the remainder of the day. Today he is very active and wants to play...