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crating a canine dude
« on: March 05, 2012, 01:08:47 PM »
  I try to live a dude-centric life but my special lady friend's dog drives me over the line.  We have this 50lbs black mouthed cur that is the canine embodyment of relaxation and life fulfilment until its time for him to be put in his crate.  I am working a midday shift now which allows me to wake up when the body feels like it, haven't heard an alarm in months, and the dog an I get to spend the time eating brunch and generally mellowing out till I go to to the office. 
  However as I am getting ready I have to put the hound in his crate so he doesn't destory my worldy possessions in fits of seperation anxiety.  That starts 5 minutes of debate with the dog about getting in and culminates in the dog barking and acting generally undude & it takes me out of my mental state in a huge way.  We've moved the crate throughout the house and even annexed the whole basement for him but nothing seems to get him in the right frame of mind to nap for a few hours on command.
  It sucks.

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Re: crating a canine dude
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 01:28:23 PM »
  I try to live a dude-centric life but my special lady friend's dog drives me over the line.  We have this 50lbs black mouthed cur that is the canine embodyment of relaxation and life fulfilment until its time for him to be put in his crate.  I am working a midday shift now which allows me to wake up when the body feels like it, haven't heard an alarm in months, and the dog an I get to spend the time eating brunch and generally mellowing out till I go to to the office. 
  However as I am getting ready I have to put the hound in his crate so he doesn't destory my worldy possessions in fits of seperation anxiety.  That starts 5 minutes of debate with the dog about getting in and culminates in the dog barking and acting generally undude & it takes me out of my mental state in a huge way.  We've moved the crate throughout the house and even annexed the whole basement for him but nothing seems to get him in the right frame of mind to nap for a few hours on command.
  It sucks.
Welcome dude! 8)
Did you try covering the top of the crate so it looks more like a den than a crate? Try throwing a few of his favorite treats in first. I am assuming the crate has bedding inside! 8)
Just a few thoughts dude.
We are owned by a Border Collie named Abby and she had no problems with her "den"...especially during a storm, but now that we are retired she doesn't need it any more...so we put it away. Now she climbs into the bath tube if it storms.
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Re: crating a canine dude
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 01:35:44 PM »
Its hard to do at first but putting him in there then ignoring he so he gets 0 reaction from you no matter how much ruckus he makes is the only way I found. If you even yell at him when he is in his house for barking he gets attention and will bark so you will interact.  I am watching my friend baby his dog to much right now letting him get away with everything and everything in his house is now chewed to shit. He lets him pull and even got him a harness so he can pull harder!.

I am not a dog trainer but have taking every dog I had to pro training and each of the three has need different degrees of training. Your dog reminds me of minidog who needed a choke collar to correct as no positive reinforcement worked. She would bark non stop in her house at first until I put a blanket over half to quiet it a bit and ignored her then after a bit she would shut up. I felt bad but now she will go right is if I ask her. She lays right down in there and hangs out in it alone with the door open.

Now microdog is a good pup and as long as she got a treat after doing something good she has learned well. She learns well but slow. I have never had to put a corrective collar on her. Some of my friends have had to use E collars on their pits which is undude when you first thinking about it but after seeing how fast they learn then how much better their life is being able to live off leash in urban areas is kinda nice.

 They learn so fast with e collars if other methods fail its amazing. It is not like you have to zap them all the time just a couple times for each behavior works. Now while that sounds un-dude seeing dogs that are so out of control that they where in line to be given up or put down live good lives after a week of having an e-collar on seems worth the pay off of bad feelings.

pic is the puppies microdog is the black and white one minidog is the whitish one.

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Re: crating a canine dude
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 07:09:59 PM »
 I try to live a dude-centric life but my special lady friend's dog drives me over the line.  We have this 50lbs black mouthed cur that is the canine embodyment of relaxation and life fulfilment until its time for him to be put in his crate.  I am working a midday shift now which allows me to wake up when the body feels like it, haven't heard an alarm in months, and the dog an I get to spend the time eating brunch and generally mellowing out till I go to to the office.  
  However as I am getting ready I have to put the hound in his crate so he doesn't destory my worldy possessions in fits of seperation anxiety.  That starts 5 minutes of debate with the dog about getting in and culminates in the dog barking and acting generally undude & it takes me out of my mental state in a huge way.  We've moved the crate throughout the house and even annexed the whole basement for him but nothing seems to get him in the right frame of mind to nap for a few hours on command.
  It sucks.

Welcome to our beach community, dude. I like your style of achieving a life with some good sounding slacking while still feeding the monkey. Good to have yoou here; bar's over there.

« Last Edit: March 05, 2012, 08:53:32 PM by DigitalBuddha »

 

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