|Barked: Mon Dec 17, '07 8:38am PST |
| Nikaya is not fond of crates because he had a bad experience that required him to stay in a crate for about six weeks before we even could get him adjusted to the crate. Of course, we took him out quite often and we went for potty breaks about every hour or when he showed signs of having to eliminate.
When we first got Nikaya he jumped off about a 6" ledge on our porch. He had a cast on for 6 weeks and had to stay confined during that period. We had not had time to crate-train him or for him to adjust to the crate thing. He just didn't understand the concept of a crate. He still doesn't. He's primarily an outside dog now. We have a 10' by 40' kennel, which he uses at night and when we are away, but never away overnight. During the day, he's on like a 80' cable system or comes to visit me inside.
Also, Nikaya is a very independent dog. He likes to come and go as he pleases. He does not like to ask for permission to go potty or eat or so forth. While in crate, I think he believes he's too dependent on others. Just my observation, though. He's fine as long as he has the power in his hands. LOL!
Caitlyn (Nikaya's mommy)
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