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    So Delilah is 15 wks and has been with us almost a week. We have been crate training her and she is doing awsome. Hardly whines in there, sleeps long stretchs at night. Its been great. My question is, should I give her "rest time" in it through out the day? I have 2 little girls who love her to death, plus she is always on the go chasing a kitty around here...I feel like she might need some "down" time. Is this a good idea? She gives me that sweet bully face and makes me feel guilty.

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    I'd leave her crate door open so she could go in and out on her own! Delilah is so cute!

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    Default Re: Crating my bulldog question

    What a cutie pie! Wilson has been crated since 8 weeks of age. He loves it. He's not crated any longer at night since about 6 months of age but during the day is his when we're at work. I have a very large dual crate that both my boys go into (Jack's another breed and turned 1 in Dec.). Wilson (and Jack) always go in there when they want to rest. It's quite common for Wilson to go take his naps there. If she needs some down time by all means put her in, give her a kiss, and let her get some rest. Always always make the crate a good thing for them and it'll be your best friend. All I have to say is "kennel" and off both boys go into their OWN side.


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    Well her crate is up in my room, so my guess is she wouldnt go up there looking for it...but thanks for the info! I guess giving her little naps in it probably isnt hurting anything.

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    Default Re: Crating my bulldog question

    Yes definitely give her naps in it, we leave the doors open when owrs are not in them and they will go in on their own. But when you want her to take a nap, which she should get several a day since she is still a pup, put her in there and close the door.
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    Default Re: Crating my bulldog question

    Welcome and Delilah is such a cutie! I love her face! When Frank was a puppy, we would stick him in his crate after each play session so he could nap. Otherwise, he would just fight sleep and would not rest. I think it is definitely good to give puppies some "down time"!

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    Default Re: Crating my bulldog question

    I have an 8 month old mastiff puppy also and at that age they should be crated at night and after each meal time for an hour or so. It is good for them since they are still babies and need their rest just like human babies do (-: . Good luck with Delilah. She is a cutie pie and sounds like she is going to have a great home.
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    Default Re: Crating my bulldog question

    I would get another crate for downstairs, leave it open and she will go in it when she needs "privacy". Let you kids know that when she is in there to let her rest. Mocha goes in hers when she wants to be alone!! We call it her apartment! She sleeps with me in bed at nite.
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    Default Re: Crating my bulldog question

    Deliah is a cutie.... as others have said, keep the crate door open and she will go in when needing alone time. Also, tell the skin-kids to leave her be when she is in her crate -- let it be her save zone from the world, per say.
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