Honestly, SOME company really should make an in-between size crate! But I must say, he was very good in it today. I gave him his new Kong and he happily gnawed on it in the crate while I sat next to him crocheting. First door open, then closed over but not latched. He was oblivious. After about half an hour, I latched the door and stayed nearby. He realized it was closed, but didn't seem to mind. Then I left and fixed some lunch, in view. He was good. I returned to crochet, then I left to get online for a bit. I heard him whining, but he wasn't that bad. Then some short barks. I returned but I didn't open the crate -- I just sat down again near him.
This crate training stuff is new to me. Rudi was OK in his, but Sophie ab-so-lute-ly would not tolerate having the door latched without barking up a storm. I should have known because when their first family gave me the crates the heavy sides near the door were crunched, like teeth had been working on it. But I THINK Gunner is doing pretty well with it. Time will tell tomorrow when Hank & I are outside dealing with the snowfall. I plan to have Gunny in his wire room.
p.s. Jean, you are a riot! I made this comment on Facebook but I'll repeat it here. Hank came into the area from watching TV last nite, saw a dim light on near the crate and Gunny sprawled out in all his glory. Hank's comment was "All he needs is a cigar, a drink, and a babe!" Of course, after Tuesday, Gunny won't know what to DO with that "babe". hahahaha