I really can't believe this myself. We got Willow and Kai home on Saturday (pics coming, I promise!). Everything is going really well.
Here is the weird thing - we put both puppies (12 weeks today) in their crates to rest this morning after a long play session. I was in my office working and in comes Kai after about 20 minutes. My husband kept saying that he was SURE he latched the crate (Precision Pro wire crate). We wrote it off to maybe he didn't pay attention to getting it latched all the way, etc.
We had to leave this afternoon for about 2 hours. Both puppies went into the crates and the latches were inspected closely by both of us. When we walked in, Kai met us at the door! Fortunately, nothing was destroyed - just one small potty accident was the only damage that I could find.
What the heck is going on? What the heck should we do? Has this happened to anyone else?
We don't want to put anything around the latch that he might chew on. We thought of facing the crate door to the wall tonight.
Any advice? I think what makes me the saddest about this whole thing is that he was doing well in the crate at the breeder's house and his crying duration was less and less each time here. Now he has learned that giving up and settling down in the crate is apparently for idiots, as you CAN get out if you just keep trying. Again, I have never heard of such a thing. Any help is appreciated.