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    cover the dog's cage with a sheet or something?

    I know this sounds crazy but if I have to have Mad's in the cage because I anm too busy to keep an eye on her, she barked and barked at the cats and kids. One day when I could not handle the barking, I discovered a throw blanket in the livingroom and covered up the cage so that she could not see the cats sauntering around, low and behold, she fell asleep.

    I feel like she is a bird, but until I can be with her full-time she is quite content.


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    DefaultRe: Do any of you...

    If I have people over and I need to have someone in the bedroom for the computer of another reason then I cover her crate with a blanket and it works well.

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    We had to do that when Toby was a pup in order to get him to sleep.
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    I keep a cover over Cricket's crate because she likes "cave like" spaces..Lucy, no, she gets too hot.


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    I never really tried to cover Tal's crate and he seems to do just fine. Now that he is bigger the one time I did he got hold of part of the blanket..lol

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    I tried to once with Brigetta, but she kept trying to pull it through the bars of her crate.

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    I've done that when they were puppies and it made them more content. Once they got bigger I didn't do it anymore.

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    Yes, it makes it more "den like" and the dogs seem to like it. I do this at dog shows all the time, to give my dogs a bit more privacy so they can relax. i do leave the front uncovered, but generally throw a blanket over the back, top and sides.

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    The crate we have for the foster dogs is a wire one & if they are antsy we throw a blankie & poof they are asleep in no time. The crate we have for Daisy is a HUGE one I free cycled it is wire. In the winter we put a thicker blanket over the back & backsides that are closest to the wall to hopefully keep the draft & chill off her. I don't know if it helps her but it gives US peace of mind.
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    Even though Corby is only in the crate when we're out of the house, I have a heavy-cotton sheet over the back two-thirds, just for that cave effect. Once I left an old quilt near the front, and he pulled it in and shredded it > But he leaves the sheet alone. Never thought about taking it off, now that he's older!

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