When the pup must be in his crate when there is nobody home what do you leave in the crate with him? Dakota is now 9 weeks old, with me for one week, and believe it or not has not been home alone yet. He naps and sleeps in his crate with no problem. I was just wondering what would be safe to leave in the crate for him - he would be left no longer than 2 - 3 hrs.
I would just leave the bed on the bottom and maybe a toy.
Also, alot told me when i was asking about it that it is not necessary to cover the crate but I found that covering the crate with a blanket helped alot and he didn't whine when it was on. Now he doesn't need it covered at all.
***Edited By: nikkispnce on 8/2/2005 12:22:49 AM*** Reason: .
I have my puppy's crate lined with soft bedding and a stuffed toy I know she won't destroy in a day. Also, I've heard that stuffed toys sometimes are comforting for puppies if they are a little nervous when they're alone. I wouldn't bombard the crate with a million toys though.
mine dont destroy, never did. they get squeakies, or marrow bones filled with stuff, or kongs and always their blankets. i also made them crate covers. not only does it help the pups, but the crates are in our living area adn it helps them blend in better.
added: during potty training, i did away with the blankets. too easy to pee/poop in it and hide it from me.
***Edited By: ESKIEGIRL on 8/2/2005 9:47:21 AM*** Reason: .
I switch between leaving a wooly like bed and an old blanket..I change them between washing days. Depending on how long we'll be gone, but if it's just a run to the store, I don't usually put anything inside. If we're going to be gone for a few hours, then I'll put a treat and 1 rubber squeak toy.