it's been about a month since i started crate training bailey. i've been taking it pretty easy so far and not rushing it at all. i don't want to force her because i need it to be a happy place. i have been leaving the door open so she can come and go as she pleases.
she had a bed by our sliding patio doors, so i moved the crate there. she wasn't going to the crate at all in it's previous location and after i moved it, she has been using it every day as i prepare dinner. i've only closed her in a handful of times, mainly to see if she'd freak out or not (she didn't).
in the next few months i will be closing the door more often. i will also start to close her in and leave the room. she is a very slow learner so i am taking it very slow but her walking in on her own, is a very good start in the right direction.
why are we crate training bailey at this point in her life? the venue daughter #2 chose for her wedding is not 100% dog friendly. in other words, bailey can attend the wedding but not the reception, so she must be crated during that time. pfft.
until we meet again my friends-