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    Default My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    Radar really likes his crate, we don't make him sleep in it -- but most of the time he does with the door open. He very, very rarely has to be kept in his crate with the door closed when we are not home. We live across the street from my in-laws and they are doggy day care. He has toys, water, a huge yard to explore and companionship most of the day while we are at work.

    The problem I have is he doesn't want to come out of his crate in the mornings. He gets up usually at 6:40am. potty break and breakfast he does eat, but very little,he will come check out what I am doing in the bed room and say "HI" to our son and then he goes into to his crate and just sits there or lays down. about 7:20 its time for a potty break and off to doggy day care so I can drop Gavin off and be at work by 8, BUT, I can't get him to come out of his crate to leave the house

    Help!! Any Suggestions??

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    Default Re: My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    Lol he's not a morning guy. Have you tried enticing him out with a treat? My guys will do anything for a treat, or we just have to say "you wanna go outside", or " you wanna go for a walk".
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    Default Re: My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    I have tried treats and he still won't come out very easily -- when he finally does he will sit get his treat and turn and run back in -- he can be a quick little guy if he wants to be

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    Default Re: My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    Quote Originally Posted by bengardradar View Post
    I have tried treats and he still won't come out very easily -- when he finally does he will sit get his treat and turn and run back in -- he can be a quick little guy if he wants to be
    I wonder if after you give him his breakfast you were to close the door to the crate so he can spend some time with you guys?

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    Default Re: My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    I have this same problem, although I don't really consider it a problem as I work from home. But yeah, when I go out to pick up kids from school, I want to get Bullie out to pee before I leave the house and a lot of times she doesn't want to come out. I have to use my super firm voice to let her know I mean business. She is stubborn so she will test me most times but she knows she's not winning this argument.

    So yeah, my advice - be the boss of him. It's the same idea as when you tell him to Sit and he refuses to do it... be firm.

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    Default Re: My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    What about shutting the door?? Vegas loves his crate too, but once he's up in the morning, its the couch for the rest of the day, (I don't shut the door either, but he goes night-night in his crate)

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    Default Re: My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    Find a very high valued treat and then only use it when you want him out of the crate
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    Default Re: My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    Thank you for all of the advice. I have another dumb question. What does everyone consider a high value treat

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    Default Re: My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    Quote Originally Posted by bengardradar View Post
    Thank you for all of the advice. I have another dumb question. What does everyone consider a high value treat

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    Each dog is different... It is just something the love more than anything else... For my girl, it is food in general, so we are lucky that way. Some pups, it will be cheese, or boiled chicken, piece of dried liver... Etc. you have to find what that is and the. Only use it when you really need him to do something you know is going to be above the challenge level.
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    Default Re: My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    Ok we did find out last night he really love's steak after one of the cats got a hold of a piece our son didn't eat maybe I will try that we have some left over

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    Default Re: My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    I wonder if after you give him his breakfast you were to close the door to the crate so he can spend some time with you guys?
    I was thinking the same as Phil here that you may need to close the gate to the crate so he spends more time with the family

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    Default Re: My Question is the opposite of most about crates

    well i must say that its nice to hear that others have the same issue. We used to have a really hard time getting lola out of her crate in the morning. we'd call it the scoop! we'd have to wake her up a few times and eventually use our entire body to scoop her out for morning stuffs. If we were smart, we'd close the crate so she couldnt go back in. Now that she sleeps in our bed (earned free roam of the house), we still have to hog carry her out of bed in the am. and then if my husband doesnt close the bedroom door (where i am still sleeping), Lola will come right back up into bed with me, even before getting a treat for pees! me and her are the same like that, NOT morning people

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