Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Happiness is a Dog Crate!
Puppies can be so cute and cuddly, but not so much at 4:30 in the morning when you're trying to sleep. I's also not cute to wake up to a mess every morning.
So now Daisy, our rescue puppy, is doing the crate thing!
We had heard many people talk about crates and what a help it was in potty training a puppy! Well, we thought that as intelligent people, we could handle this the old-fashioned way. We were wrong.
Daisy was doing fine during the day, and we seemed to be doing a good job wearing her out each evening so that she would sleep throughout the night.
This worked fine the first couple of nights, but then we started waking up to find messes and overturned trash cans. So doggy-prison it is.
We went straight to Craigslist because the cost of a brand-new one started at about $100 for a very basic one. It took a couple of days, but we finally got this one for $20.00 from a college student who was off to another college.
It was almost brand-new and had two entrances and a sturdy tray for the bottom. We draped towels on the top and sides to help keep the light out and give the illusion of a cave. We also put in a comfy soft blankets.
We prepared ourselves for the worse....barking, whinning, scratching. Nothing!
She loves her little cage. I put treats in the "Daisy Cave" at night, and she goes right in to eat them and then lays down and goes to sleep.
So I highly recommend a dog crate now to everyone with a puppy!