11/16/2001 2:30 am. This morning the pups were hungry. (what a shocker!) I fed 8 of them in the Shark Cage, and 2 in a medium shipping vari-kennel. (black blue collar boy and black green collar boy) They did not mind it until they were done eating. This is the same type of cage that the pups will be shipped in for those that are flying. All the pups will be introduced to the crates. They will spend some time in the car in a crate. They will eat in a crate, and they will hopefully take a nap in the crate! At first this will be done with a buddy. Later they will be put in alone. If you have never used a crate, please see our crate training page for more information.
A crate is something you will want to have when you get your new curly puppy!
Once these two were done eating, they wanted out! It did not take long for the two boys to quiet down and snooze. Puppies eat, then they usually nap. The crate
is positioned so they can see the rest of the bunch in the Shark Cage. I ordered 5 more shipping crates that should be here in the next few days. Hopefully the pups
will start to think of a crate as a place they get a good meal, take a nap, and can stash some toys! After this early morning meal, this crate went into the puppy
room with the door blocked open. The others are quickly found and explored this new item taking turns going in and out.
A sturdy dog crate can be the best friend you and your dog will ever have. To you, a human,
a crate may seem to be a "cage"--so you may object to the idea. You are not a dog. The
dog regards his crate as a dog house..a security blanket to which he can retreat to rest, to
escape confusion, or to adjust to strange surroundings.