Last night I taught the Thursday night ABC class. Katrin had been felled with a major migraine. I brought Carmen anyway thinking she could work on being comfortable in the crate. I didn't feed her and brought a kong for her.
Well, she SCREAMED the entire time. I jinxed myself with my previous post!! : (
The upside is, I remember about a year and a half ago when I first started bringing Ike crated to club meeting and stuff like that - he yelled a lot too. Not quite as consistently as Ms. Carmen, but he did yell. Now Ike is great crated at club meetings, seminars, and trial sites.
The lesson? Don't despair if at first your dog HATES being crated in public. They can get used to it!
2 weeks ago