Does anyone here never use a crate with their pug? I'm not talking about for travel. Has anyone gotten rid of their crate after their pug was potty trained?
Mommy to Penelope, born 9/10/11
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Long noses here ... but they all have their crates and always will. Gives them a safe place to nap, and a safe place to be when I am at work.
When I bring them in before I leave ... they are so eager to get in and flake out ;-)
... & Mandy - The alleged Vicious Beast)
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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should just relax and get used to the idea.
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We still have a crate for Tinker and she lies down in there for naps. When we go out she gets in it and stays even though the door is open.We use it in the car for trips but most of the time it stays set up in the house for her to use.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
I still have my crates, but rarely ever use them. I have baby gates that get used on a regular basis though.
Christa, Mom to Toby & Kelsey
missing Riley and Roxy, who are at the bridge
and my precious Bella 11-2-07 - 05-6-12
We've never really crated our dogs, even for potty training. What we did instead, was to close off parts of the house to Winston until he was about six months. He spent his days in the living room, or, if I was outside, in his pen in our backyard. We removed all rugs and everything chewable. Electric chords were taped or nailed down. Unless monitored, he never had access to shoes or anything else that he would be especially inclined to chew.
Training how to be alone was done slowly and over a long period of time. I don't think Winston was ever left alone for more than an hour until he was 8 months or so. That is probably a lot slower than necessary, but we really didn't have much reason to leave him as I work from home, as I know you do too. The end result, I must say, was successful. Both of our dogs can be left alone in the house for several hours without any accidents. They've never chewed anything nor have they ever had any potty accidents. I think this is because being left alone has never been drastic or traumatic for them, as I think it can be for puppies who are suddenly expected to manage being alone for several hours.
So, to sum it up, I think it's entirely possible to do without crating if your dog is able to handle being left alone without becoming destructive.
Proud mama to puggies Winston and Ozzie, Slatan the Cat and Zino the horse.
I have a crate (2 actually, one for Bristol, one for Wales) and he screams if he gets put into either now, he never adjusted the crate training well mind!
Not since the 2nd night Mz Tilly was here. Then loaned crate and it got destroyed.
She was supposed to be crate trained but she hated it. would sit and whine whine whine. Saddest whine ever heard.
I use a crate here all the time
always open and from time to time all the dogs use it to nap in or just get a break....
safe haven for all of them
A pugs world is full of play and sleep and of course good food.........
Holmes and Moriarty are both crated and a room door closed against crate door failure. Dottie the Dachshund is free to roam at will, but finds comfort in her messy blanket stuffed crate. I really believe that crate training is important and prevents anxiety over being crated for transit or medical needs. Excepting black divas who pretty much have their world wrapped around their paw.
No crate here baby gates