Every night at bedtime I would have to chase the dogs around to get them into their crates, with Savanna (who has ALWAYS been a fear peeing dog) it usually ended with a puddle on the floor. It's not that they don't like their crates, they just hate having to give up playtime to sleep lol. I have to cages, one for Oliver and Savanna, and one for Chevy, they are stacked, so Oliver and Savanna go on top, Chevy on the bottom. The other night I picked Chevy up and carried him to his cage, just as I put him in I turned around to call for Savanna, then I realize...she's already in the cage with Chevy!!!!! Of course I praised the heck out of her lol and gave her an extra treat. One night without pee on the floor! So last night I figured she wouldn't ever do that again lol, but as soon as I said "Bedtime" and opened the gate all the dogs went running to their cages! Of course the three of them decided to just pile into the bottom cage together, but hey it saved me the drama of having to chase them around.
I need to boast about the new cage I bought too. Since getting two more fosters I needed an extra cage.....witch the AWN won't pay for, and the large cages are around $80 without tax.....something I just don't think I should have to pay since I am FOSTERING. So I go to Walmart to look around, and happen across this nifty cage design....it's a pop up cage! Bendable wire around the frame, and that tent material. It's for a dog or dogs who are already crate trained (of course because they could chew right through it) but all of mine have been crated and don't have a problem with it. So for $16 I buy it, bring it home and pop it open lol, the dogs took to it really fast, and I like the fact that it's portable. So I call the network President and tell her how handy these would be for adoption events. I got permission to buy 10 of them for our events. When I take Oliver to the thrift store with me I can bring the cage with me, it folds up so small it fits right in my purse lol. It's definatly a life saver for when young kids come into the store with their irresponsible parents, now I can just cage Oliver and won't have to worry about him being messed with.
I love those pop up kennels. Unfortunately I didn't discover them until I bought the $80 travel kennel that is not so easy to pop open. Just my luck. Isn't it nice when they go right in the kennel without chasing them around? My Eskies put themselves to bed but I have to bribe my Min Pin.