My boy is a real escape artist, and I mean real - Julius K9, loads that people have recommended as being for 'Houdini dogs'. He also chews through leashes, including a beautiful, very expensive leather and brass….which he neatly chewed into 8 inch lengths when I was foolish enough to leave it below 6 feet up....the only thing I trust my boy to be tethered in is his current harness - a Ruffwear Webmaster. For walking, yes, a martingale (and oddly enough, Butu has never worked the trick when slack), but I'd definitely not trust him tethered. I'd get him one of these, and probably a chain and trust him in an open stall where he can see you and you can chat....I'd make the chain long enough that he could stand in the entrance, but could go inside the stall if he wants a sleep, drink, food from his bowls....do not let him near tack, horses feeding stuff, horse's anything - and I'd be cautious about hay too.... Chealsie508 - have you tried these (Ruffwear Webmaster?) If this hadn't worked I was going for a Ruffwear Doubleback, which costs a serious amount of money (but when I think of the number of useless harnesses I've bought..) but is the nearest thing I've seen to a doggie straitjacket - it's used by those people who drag labradors rock climbing....
We're picking up our adopted Basenji in a few weeks. She's a four year old weighing 21 pounds. Has anyone had experience with this particular dog crate?
PET GEAR The Other Door Double Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate & Fleece Pad
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It looks very expensive ! Why not get a simple wire folding one (they come with two doors too) ? Then is is folded away when not in use. As long as she can see all around her - i.e.NOT a Verikennel type - she will be OK. Save money to spend on toys !
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@lsteffens223 - Is this crate for in the house or travel? In the house I use a bigger crate 33 Long, 24 High, 22 Wide straight wire crate. For travel I use the next size down. And I always cover the crate making like a den leaving the front (were the door is) open.
Thanks for the helpful comments! I'm going to be using the crate for minimal travel, and mostly in the house.
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@lsteffens223 - In my opinion you need different crates for travel and for home use. For travel you only need a smaller crate but at home a bigger one...
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Definitely a bigger one such as @tanza described for the house. If you must use a crate indoors, the bigger the better. Space to move and stretch, stand up and lie flat out. But in the car you can use something smaller, especially if it is for minimal distances
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You're adopting a four year old dog. Do you know her background and whether she is used to being crated? If she is, would it be possible to acquire the crate she is familiar with? Might help with the transition.