I have found a new home for Maiya, my cocker Spaniel mix. I need to know does anyone here keep their pets in a kennel for long period of time, like 8 hours per day? I don't keep my pet in kennel and her new home owner is going to buy a kennel to keep Maiya in when she is not home, at work most of the day. Is this a bad thing? I know that some Vet do recommend that you keep them in kennel and that 8 hours a day is fine, but it seam a little harsh for me. Please does anyone has any suggestions. ASAP. Maiya is going to her new home tomorrow and I need some answers before tomorrow.
many people keep their dogs in crates for 8 hours while they are working. since maiya is not used to being crated at all, she may have a hard time adjusting to it. it is going to take her time to get used to it. maybe the new owners can baby gate her in the kitchen or laundry room while they are gone instead of crating her.
Yes, I think she meant like the crate, the wired ones. I think it's so cruel to keep pets in kennel, but if it's for them not to chew up on stuff, I guess that is a good thing to train them. I don't know I'm having a hart attack here.
You would rather all dogs be allowed to roam free in houses where they can chew through live electrical wires, plugs, eat walls, wood, and swallow things that were dangerous enough to kill them, and pee and poop all over creation unsupervised when elft in the house?
Crates are not cruel, they nurture a dog's natural 'denning' instinct. Most dogs prefer a place where they can feel safe and secure, a place to retreat to. The crate is that.
Well, the little baby gate won't help at all, cause she can jump a gate that is 4 feet tall, Maiya is very smart dog. She doesn't chew things at all, it's my other dog that would chew stuff. But anyways, I'm holding off to give Maiya because I might have found someone that would not keep her in a crate. Maiya hates to be in the room for long periods of time, much less keep her cooped up in a little crate where she can't even move around or play around. I know Maiya and she would be one sad dog the entire day and I think that the crate would do her bad once she gets loose, she might go to wild or even run away from owners eventually. I have herd bad stories with dogs that are kept in crate for long periods of time like 8 hours a day, and I believe Maiya would be one of those dogs that turns out to be bad.
Crates are a good thing. All my dogs have their own crate, which has the door open in the daytime when I am home. Sometimes I will wonder "Where did Cricket go?" and I will find she is in her crate resting or asleep. They love it. Its their den or "safe place". I shut the door when I am gone and at night they are all in their crate in my bedroom.--Unless they are in my bed! If she is an older dog, she will be able to wait till the lady comes home, to go out and potty. My opinion is crates are great, but, I'm sure not everyone feels the same. CeCe
***Edited By: CeCe on 6/29/2006 9:47:20 PM*** Reason: spelling
I think it's sad that you wont consider this person's home just because she wants to keep the dog in a crate. You've never used one so you have no idea of it's benefits. People have offered you favorable suggestions and opinions regarding the good of a crate, but apparently your mind was made up when you posted, so nothign we've said has done any good. Why even post?
***Edited By: Minniyar on 6/29/2006 9:59:19 PM*** Reason: add
Minniyar, YOUR OPINION. I am not going to give my puppy that I spoiled with love to someone who could care less for dogs and just keep them as another dog, but not part of their family, and from your comments, you are obviously one of them.
Wow. I'm not sure how you are making the assumption that people who care enough about their pets to keep them safe while they are gone from the house earning money to provide their pets and themselves with food and shelter don't love their pets and make them part of their family. I'm sorry you are so misinformed about both dog crates, and the people who use them. My dogs are crated when we are not home for their safety and lay at my feet and sleep on the bed and play with my child and everything else your dogs do when we are.
If you consider your pet so much a part of your family why are you finding a new home for her?
This is an opinion from another person who is buying Tiger my pom, and this is what he had to say about kennel. AND ONE THING, HE KNOWS SOMEONE WHO DO HAVE EXPERIENCE. ____________________________________________________ Well i'm not too sure about that. My brother used to keep his dogs in a kennel and things turned out really bad. Dogs are going to be disobedient when they are not in a kennel because it is the only time they get to roam around. It willnot be good for Maiya because she is a couple months old and hasn't been introduced to it. She will be reluctant. I do not think it is a good idea to give her to someone who is going to be out of the house for 8 hours a day.
"S. Rebekah Argueta" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Hi Jonathan,
I need your opinion. I have found someone that is interested in Maiya and I spoke with her just a few minutes ago.
She works from morning till early afternoon, reaching home probably about 5pm. She said that Maiya would stay in a Kennel, is this a good thing? I know that my Vet had suggested that to me, that when we go out to work to keep the dogs in a kennel, that way they will be trained, but I am kind of against that. Maiya would stay in a kennel pretty much for 8 hours. She said that someone would be there on certain days to take her out, but it's still not for sure. I'm suppose to meet her tomorrow night.
What should I do, I really wanted someone who would not keep her for so long in a kennel, because she is not use to it, I mean she is use to staying a room for a long period of time, but not in a small space like a kennel.
I don't know what to do, and you seam like you know these things. I'm really worried now and desperate for an advise.
My dog that is most attached to his crate was 2nd in his clss in obedience training. My trainer crates all her dogs, and her dogs have won titles in obedience and conformation training with the AKC, believe me they are not disobedient. Dogs are not disobedient because of being created, but because they are independent, and in many cases, because they lack structure and rules in their homes.
Bekah ,ultimately the decision is up to you who you want to have your dog ,but again crates are not bad by any means. They save dogs from getting into trouble while their people are not at home to supervise.
I understand you apprehension about your baby going to a new home and being crated . She will adjust in time.Then she'll find it to be enjoyable and her safe place.
I reccommend and provide information on crate training to ALL my puppy people, weather they have some one staying home FULL TIME or not. I believe that puppies are easier to potty train from a crate and it stops them from getting hurt by getting in to things they shouldn't and it also keeps peoples 'things' protected. Win/win if you ask me.
It shouldn't be a punishement, it should be like a den. You know despite that I have regular 'dog houses' for when I leave the dogs to play outside on a nice day, I had a couple that actually dug out a 'den' in the dirt out in my acre fenced field. I fill it up, they dig it out again. That is a natural instict, because in general my dogs are house dogs, but left to their own devices they want a den.
***Edited By: alicat1 on 6/29/2006 10:29:45 PM*** Reason: ad
I understand that, but I'm thing is that the lady wouldn't have the time to introduce Maiya to the crate, she would be put in a crate as soon as the next work day. If the lady would just introduce Maiya to the crate then I would agree to let her have Maiya, but other wise I don't feel comfortable. Be sides, there is more to this lady's story. She has had dogs before and I asked her where are they now. She said they are with her dad, her dad must have at least 5 dogs now, because she said she had Pitbulls, Cocker Spaniel, Terriers and some other dogs. Her story was not clear on why she give up her dogs, so I'm thinking Maiya would not be with this girl for long, because she keeps on giving up on her dogs and that's not what I'm looking for either. This was another thing that I was thinking about. This lady is single, in her late 20's or early 30's, she gonna want to go out and party, nights weekends who knows what. She works all day, so when is it she would have time for Maiya. Sorry, but I just don't see this would be a good idea for Maiya. I'm desperate, but not that desperate that I'm willing to let Maiya go to any home. I'm sure the pet lover's out there would understand where I'm coming from.
Lastly before I knew about crates I had a little female who I put in the bottom part of my house and Tig had the top. Omg ,the damage she did to the bottom part of my house was unbelieveable. She tore through my dry wall ,ate video tapes,tore open 50 pound bags of rice. You name it she did it. You can amagine how pissed we where seeing all that damage.I found out about crates , and Noey was kept out of trouble.Crates save your home, save your dog from getting into something that could kill your dog.
Well, I have a total of three dogs right now. One is a pomaranian, which I have found a lovely home for him, with a play mate, at that, you can't get better then that, and plus they don't keep their pet in kennel.
Maiya is the cocker spaniel I'm trying to find a home for, she belonged to my fouth sister, but she don't even have a place of her own to keep Maiya, so I'm here with Maiya.
I have another dog, which is Maiya sister, cocker spaniel, now this one is mine and I'm keeping her.
Dealing with three dogs all on my own is far to much for me, so this is why I'm giving them away. But not to anyone, to someone special that will give them unconditional love and spoil them rotten.
I can only deal with one, I've been through so much with these puppies, I never thought I would have this much work, and doing it all on my own, is not fun.
When I pet one, I have to pet all, when I let one out, I have to let them all out, because it's not fear to the others. I grew up like that, so I have a big hart.
Also my husband is not pet lovers, so he could care less about them. Right now they are in the guest room and I need that to be cleared out, and my husband wants to buy a nice large shed to keep the puppies, but I don't want that, so with only one puppy, he don't mind her staying inside, so this is also why I need to give up two of them and only keep one.
Not to mention I also have an African Grey, which my husband loves to death. So that's another job duty I have to, and I have been neglecting her sense I got these puppies, they take all of my time. With just one, I can give Zina the attention she so much desire from me. She just thinks she's the owner of the house and walks around like there is no dogs, lol. You should see her. I have had her for over 3 years now and she is my pride and joy along with my cocker spaniel that I'm going to keep, Macy.