|Barked: Wed Aug 15, '07 10:19am PST |
|I do. Conrad suffers from seperation anxiety and just general fearfullness issues and his crate is very therapeutic for him. He goes in even when we're home and the door is left open, just to hang out. He gets ample exercise before and after we get home, plus puzzle toys to spend time on while crated.
Sometimes I work from home, and on those days that I do, these dogs barely move. After their morning walk and breakfast, they settle in, hunker down, and sleep HARD for hours at a time. Conrad frequently even does so in his crate, even though he doesn't have to, I'm home, he could nap on the couch if he wanted.
Unless you want your dog running laps around the house when you are not home (even presuming dogs would do this for no reason other than to just do it, which is not common), a crate or a confinement room is no different from what they'd normally be doing: picking a spot somewhere in the hosue and staying there, sleeping. Unless you have an SA dog like me who the moment people leave the house has a panic attack and tries to hurl himself through the nearest window in order to follow you.
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