|Barked: Wed May 9, '12 9:56pm PST |
|So sorry to hear your pup is having some not-so-pleasurable experiences in this new crate!
I've never even thought about the toes getting caught, but I see dogs at the kennels I've worked in get their jaws temporarily stuck quite often. We generally end up trying to discourage the biting by spraying bitter apple so that they don't want to try it again. Usually works, for the adult dogs. My puppy hasn't tried this, but he will pull the clip-on bowl off of the crate door and onto the crate floor in being destructive... I usually just try and make sure he is always occupied with a bully stick or something? Haven't seen him try in a while now...
For the toes getting caught, maybe try a liner on the inside of the crate temporarily? It's also risky because if not secured right, the puppy could pull it in and chew on a piece of the liner. One thing I do do is put a relatively big bed or towel down so that the edges are covered at least, so the crate tray endues aren't exposed, leaving a gap.
Hope this helps a little..best of luck!
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