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Old 02-14-2005, 01:01 PM
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Renee.. that is so true, Cocoa gets so mad when she chases Myles and he runs straight for dad and daddy picks him up. My husband who was so worried about them hurting Cocoa has now been telling Myles to stand up for himself (Myles is just so passive).. What I love is when Cocoa thinks she's going after Myles and Houdini turns around and she sees the face and is like "oh s**t", I just have to laugh.
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Old 02-14-2005, 01:10 PM
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Kennel dogs eat once a day,,, I would put a big meal in the morning and dispense with the evening until at least they settle down. It could be the change of food as well, if their is nothing in their bowels at night, they can't go. Feeding once a day may be what they were use to.
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Old 02-14-2005, 01:29 PM
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Smkie - good thought.. I've e-mailed the rescue lady to ask her if I can talk to the foster mom to see how often she was feeding. It just seems like one meal a day at 6:30 a.m. isn't enough? Am I crazy or just thinking how much I like to eat... LOL
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Old 02-14-2005, 02:08 PM
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It sounds like they aren't even pooping in there half the time. So, they are probably still adjusting. You will probably have to get up in the middle of the night to let them out.

And, as Renee said, they really need to have some exercise before bed to stimulate their bowels.

Keep in mind that crate training may not be for every dog. Especially if they have already learned to go in their crate.
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Old 02-14-2005, 03:24 PM
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If I put Vic in the crate he would come undone..even the bathroom with the door shut makes him panicky he is so claustraphobic.
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Old 02-14-2005, 03:54 PM
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Poor thing. They have such individual personalities. What works for one will not necessarily work for another.
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Old 02-14-2005, 05:54 PM
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Straight up - the only time I've ever used a crate for anything has been occasionally for transporting one of the cats that didn't particularly like the car. Crates do have their uses, and for some dogs they are the answer to some problems, but crating is a relatively new thing outside the show world, so don't feel obligated to use it. After all, it's just another tool - nothing sacrosanct about it at all.
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Old 02-14-2005, 07:47 PM
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I agree with Renee. Crating is a great tool for some dogs, when it works, but it doesn't help in situations where the dog doesn't understand and/or doesn't like it. To be honest I'd skip out and the pads too and train them to go outside directly instead, if at all possible.
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Old 02-15-2005, 03:19 PM
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When Jim had a Mary's brother Garg, and I had Bronki...and garg hated Bronki..and Jim and I were living together I had the brainy idea that I would stick Bronki in the cage and at least that way he could still be in the same room..i was rotating dogs, giving each 2 hours and then switching. Bronki was in that crate for 5 minutes..he trembled so and looked so upset that I went back to rotating. Those two dogs didn't see the sight of the other for 7 months. It was hard.
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