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Old 01-15-2013, 10:17 PM
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Default Mia......... ugh

I guess first things first, I had a horrible day. Just really bad and was feeling sick as well as very down on myself. I almost missed nosework today but convinced myself to go since Mia loves it and I usually enjoy working with the dogs so much.

Mia was good... at the nosework. But she had a meltdown in class in her crate. Ok maybe not so bad but she whined and screamed and tried to dig and chew her way out the entire time. I kept apologizing because one of the girls seemed really annoyed. Also, someone said 'mouse' in the class which set her off. She also decided to growl at the belgian.

Also this morning, she got into my wrapping paper and decided to tear it to shreds. On the other hand she decided to snuggle me and be sweet. She's also discovered how it's fun to jump on the bed, which cracks me up.

Sometimes this dog.... But tonight was so random and out of character. She is fine at agility crated. Fine at the workshop this weekend. Fine in the car crated. I think it is the nosework that gets her going more than agility.

Anyways, no point except a quick rant. I just needed to rant at the end of today.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:19 PM
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I AM kind of concerned she is going to break her teeth gnawing on her kennel. Does anyone have any suggestions for that?
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:19 PM
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Ah, the days where dogs just love to embarrass you. Love it!
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:17 PM
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It's funnier when it's someone else's dog.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:41 PM
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Yeah, had one of "those" days yesterday, as a muddy in season bitch decided to go around sleeping every ones bed! So glad it snowed again.

But for the crate/teeth, maybe try to find an all plastic one, I thought I've seen them before? She'll probably still bite at it, but it's softer than metal, and then maybe cover it so she can't see the "action" outside? Although I'm sure you've tried that a hundred times by now.

EDIT: Dang! I thought there was a Nylabone one that was all plastic, but it looks like they all have wire doors too, oh well .
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At the seminar this weekend I borrowed an N2N and she stayed in it mostly. She did unzip it enough to poke her head through the flap. I've thought about a soft crate like that but I really think she'll escape from them. On the other hand, she won't be likely to break her teeth.
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Do you play crate games? Do you have a MM?

Arnold broken several canines on his crates but he has several crate issues. Over the last year he's started to crate fine at my work places but I wouldn't trust him long term.

Is Mia anxious or just being pushy about "my turn"?

(I think I need to reread your post, you probably answered these)
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I'm probably being stupid but I can't think for the life of me what MM stands for.

Mia has some crate issues. I ended up avoiding the crate as a puppy because we were in an apartment and she was so loud. She's very used to being penned in the x-pen but not crated.

We've been crating at classes for a long time. She's been fine being crated in agility and now has worked up to where she's pretty much laying there quietly until it's her turn. She may bark a few times if she sees me grab Summer but she settles down.

At nosework though, she is totally different and very amped up in her crate when it's not her turn. I am not sure what is different between the two classes. I guess it's a moot point since our nosework class ends next week and we move on to just doing 'sniff and gos' instead of a real class.

It will be interesting to see how she crates tonight at agility.

and yep, we're doing crate games.
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MM = Manners Minder I bet.
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At the seminar this weekend I borrowed an N2N and she stayed in it mostly. She did unzip it enough to poke her head through the flap. I've thought about a soft crate like that but I really think she'll escape from them. On the other hand, she won't be likely to break her teeth.
Use your leash to clip the two zippers together.

Not that Webster has let himself out and toured an agility trial before or anything. Nope. Never. That would be terribly embarrassing.

Now if you think she'll go right though the mesh then that's another problem...
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