|Barked: Mon Oct 29, '12 11:32am PST |
|I would advise against it, especially if Max has been resource guarding against Miley. When desensitized and trained to the crate properly, many dogs view it as their 'den', it's their space to escape and relax and be left alone. Putting both of them in there would not only take THAT ability away from them, but it would also leave them open to fights and various other problems cropping up - such as if Max began guarding that too.
It's SAFER to get them two separate crates and put them side by side instead. I've had a dog who was a resource guarder and he did so with food, toys, bones, crate, furniture, etc - although he was an extreme case, if I had ever put another dog in the crate with him, I fear what would have come of it. My current Beagle, Charlie, is epileptic and I wouldn't risk it with him either.
The risks and cons outweigh the pros in my opinion and it would be better for your dogs to have a space to call their own for when they need a break too.
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