February 8

So we have been busy trying to crate train Cloe.

I have read all sorts of articles from the Google.

And all of them have said ….introduce the dog slowly, blah blah blah, toss in treats, yadda yadda, and if that doesn’t work  climb in and make it fun.

As you can see, she wasn’t much interested.

Maybe it is her lack of tail, I don’t know, but I have found a great used for the crate.

I’m gonna sell it to the witch in the forest in Hansel and Gretel.

It is perfect, don’tcha’ think?


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14 thoughts on “February 8”

  1. LOL!
    actually with all of you making a fuss over the crate the dog knows. simply ignore the crate for a while, leave the door open. then when the dog is really hungry put her bowl in there and let her eat in peace. don’t close the door while she’s in there, just let it ride. eventually she should see it’s a neutral place.

  2. Gracie was crate trained. When she was tiny we used to put her in her crate when we were gone to keep her out of trouble. when Jordyn was 2 she would chase Gracie out of her crate & sit in it. Gracie loved her crate. She always slept in it & hid in it if she didn’t like someone or wanted to get away from the grandkids. The only time we closed it was at night. She would usually head for her crate about 10:30 or 11:00 every evening. I think it is a good thing. I know it’s a cage but it was her special place where she could be alone& safe.

  3. We had a dog with a short tail when I was a kid. It was the cutest thing to see her wag her stubby little tail, and the funniest to watch her try and tuck her tail between her legs when she was embarrassed (that would be when my brothers and I would dress her up in ridiculous outfits).
    Looking at the pictures had me thinking that maybe crate training children might be a plan. There are days when I would seriously love to try it.

  4. Your girlie is such a sport! ☺

    What about a ticking clock? Have you read that tip? Seems dogs are curious about it, but also comforted by it.

  5. Too funny!

    Our dog was crate trained from the moment she came home. A couple of tips that worked for us:

    – cover the top of the crate with a towel or blanket to give it a cave-like environment. Supposedly, dogs like the feel for this type of closed quarters.

    – a comfy dog bed on the floor of the crate is a must

    – the crate was KEY in housebreaking Siena. It was definitely a challenge coordinating schedules during the work week, but the effort quickly paid off.

    Siena now lounges in the crate when we’re watching TV and takes all of her naps there.

    Good luck with Cloe!

  6. It is easier when the dog is a pup but it can be done w/older dogs. Make sure there are toys to play with and something good to chew on. Also provide items to allow her to make a bed/nest with.

    If you want to use the top to set things on I would advice a piece of plywood over the top and not put anything too heavy on it. I speak from the boy’s experience. 🙄

  7. Dear Cloe,
    Welcome to the family! You will learn to love your den. Ask mom for a soft, cushy pillow and a blanket to drape over the top. I’ve heard she’s a fantastic cook, so I’m betting she will slip you a treat every now and again.

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