Those who have been reading this blog for a while know that before we moved to our new home, I was working with our Lab mix Luke on crate training. Luke is fearful of strangers, and my hope was that I could have him safely in a crate when people come over, as a step towards getting him used to them. If I can’t be supervising him every minute, I have to put him in another room, and that’s not going to help him in the long run.
I hadn’t gotten very far, though we had some fun with it, but he would barely put all four paws in the crate just before we moved. I didn’t have the heart to get that crate back out again once we got settled into our new home. When we were expecting out of town company though, I knew I had to try again. The biggest factor, I believed, with that crate was the noise the metal made if he hit it.
So I decided to spend the money and get a soft sided crate to try.
It took us a long time to get to this point (weeks….but with no training) and we still have a long ways to go…..but honestly, seeing him sleeping in that crate brought tears to my eyes. I now have hope we can get where we need to go.
He’s only been in there twice now; and once he’s made more progress I’ll fill you in on how we even got to this point, and if we make it to the next step of closing it.
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