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14 February 2024 - 7:28 am
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Hi

   First of all i want to say thanks for all the feedback i have received.

    Tator does not like be put in his crate. The family is taking turns sleeping next to him now because he is whining with some barking though out the night. Being new to our home we thought he should be crate trained  for potty training and times for when we go out and tater doesn't come with us. For the most part he is pretty good on the potty training except here and there and can go the night without accidents. I figure new place. We have no plans to keep him crated in the long term. I have always had a dog and crate train all of them for the short term. My question is where Tater has gone through things being a rescue dog and then amputation. Should I just skip the crate. Thanks Keith

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14 February 2024 - 9:20 am
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Hi Keith and Tater...... Others will have to give you more insight on the crate issue with tater. I have never created my dogs.

FWIW  column. ...Because he has been a rescue dog and put in cages before, he may be freaked out about them. Perhaps you could wait to do the crate training after he's been in your home for a while. He has a lot to go through as far as adjustments and decompression from the rescue, the amputation etc. 

So you don't want to put him through too much too soon of anything that stresses him out at this point.

. He is so lucky to be with you and your family.

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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14 February 2024 - 10:17 am
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I'm with Sally on this one. If he's reacting negatively to the crate, wait until you've established a stronger bond. Poor guy's been through a lot. 

Crate training is super smart, I wouldn't give up on the idea. But for now, I would probably focus on getting him to trust you. A trainer may have other ideas so it could be best to consult with one too.

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14 February 2024 - 12:08 pm
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While I am a believer in crate training i will hold off at least for now. I agree with both of you that its time for him to relax and adjust to his new surroundings. Thanks

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