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    Default So another crate training question...

    After we have him sleeping in his crate and in it when we aren't home, when do I take out the divider to give him more space?
    His original humans bought an ENORMOUS crate. We won't ever have to purchase another unless he destroys it. He only has a third of it now with the divider in it.
    Do I just move it as he grows or is it okay to take it out since he's in it at night all the time now and has been for awhile?

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    Default Re: So another crate training question...

    When you see he can't easily move around anymore. Is he having accidents in his crate? If he isn't or hasn't for a while you could probably remove it and see what happens. If he cries or messes you could just put it back in.
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    Default Re: So another crate training question...

    You need to make sure he has enough space to stand up, turn around, and change positions. When he can't do that push the divider back. Now as far as removing it? That depends. Does he have any accidents? Sometimes if you remove it too soon, they will do their business in the back of the crate, and sleep in the front, or vise versa. Especially if it's a HUGE crate! Try it and see. I didn't remove Meatballs until around 12 months.

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    Default Re: So another crate training question...

    He's had no accidents in his crate! Thankfully! Lol, I'd have to literally take the tray to the yard and hose it, UGH
    i think I'll just slowly move it a bit at a time until it can be removed. TY!

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    Default Re: So another crate training question...

    I agree with what was said above. That is the way I trained and it worked really well. How old is Gunner?

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    Default Re: So another crate training question...

    Bug net is 12 weeks and doing amazing with potty and crate training. I'm just so surprised! He's bell trained to go outside. If you don't get up Cady enough he will bark at the door.

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