Crate Setups

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  1. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    So how do you have your crates set up and where?

    Josh and I just reorganized our room today and it's frustrating because crates were taking up the majority of the room. We can't keep the dogs crated anywhere other than our room though so we improvised and stacked Cricket and Bamm's crates.

    Here's our setups... sorry for crappy camera phone quality. The lighting in this room is TERRIBLE btw and most photos turn out a dingy orange color usually.

    Here's Bamm and Cricket next to our desktop computer. I put the sheet over the one side to give them both a little more privacy especially since Cricket is higher up now than usual. Luckily she has plenty of experience being in crates that are on a higher level from being at my work all the time.
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    Joey has a blanket that covers his ENTIRE crate. This crate looks small in this photo. It's a pretty big crate though. He has to be completely covered because he is a crate whiner and while covering him doesn't eliminate whining altogether, it definitely helps. He has been trying to pull parts of the blanket into his crate lately though... brat.
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    And here's Whiskey's crate... yup... my cat has a crate. He is only stuck in it when I'm at work and can't be here to supervise. That was the agreement between us and the landlord and he actually spends time in it even when we are home and the door is open for him to come out. It has 4 levels altogether. Oh and disregard all the crap on top. Still reorganizing this room and have no clue where I want to put everything else just yet. BTW.... can you spot the Whiskey in this pic?
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    I have two more larger crates, but I keep them at my work just in case I need them at all. One fits just Joey and the other one is big enough that I can crate Bamm and Cricket together since Bamm does much better at my work if he can be with her. Also have a smaller wire crate that I hold onto in case I need it in my car or for any other reason. It was Cricket's puppy crate and she still fits in it though it's not something I'd want her in for longer periods of time.
     
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    Aesop's is in the kitchen. Goose and Nog's are in our bedroom, although we're about to take Goose's down permanently. She hasn't technically needed it since she was a few months old, she just has the habit of eating in there. It takes up too much room to have up for funsies, though.
     
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    We only crate Jack. Sally is loose in the bedroom and Jack is crated in the bedroom. We do crate Sally when we take Jack somewhere and leave her home because for whatever reason she prefers it that way.

    We have it set up in the corner of the bedroom with the side up against the french door in our bedroom. They open out into our sun room where the birds are, and we can't seem to find a way to keep Sally from opening them short of putting the crate against them. We don't cover it because when Jack was young he used to pull covers into the crate and chew on it, and he hasn't seemed to miss having a cover so we've never put one back on. He also has a very durable Orvis dog bed in the crate. Both he and Sally will occasionally go in there to sleep.
     
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    Bamm can technically be left out. He doesn't get into anything he shouldn't, but alas he loves his crate and will spend the entire time in his crate anyways. Silly dog.
     
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    Squash is still crated when we aren't home and has a wire crate downstairs in the living room. Squash and Maisy sleep in soft/travel crates in our bedroom. Our bedroom is pretty tiny but we don't really hang out up there so it doesn't matter. They do sit in front of the closet, which is why we use the soft crates to make it easy just to move them out of the way.
     
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    When we're gone, she's either in our hall or loose (depending on how many kid toys are scattered about). she's only been in the crate at night, as we feed them right before bed. Nog could technically be in the hall when we're gone, but he's decided that no gate can hold him, and he's a rummager. :rolleyes:
     
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    It's a work in progress lol but the crate cover is new :) it's MollyMutt
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    Most of the stuff in the cubes is his, his bowties are hung up in front (since he wears them most everyday) with harnesses, leashes, booties etc.. inside.

    His treats are below them (the pretty painted treat box contains everyday treats, plastic container next to it is crate treats). You can't see but inside that is a small container with musher's secret, poop bags etc..
    Behind the pretty box is another box with his grooming stuff

    My schoolbooks are on the lower left.. woops lol

    The large bin on the heater contains all his special training treats/mostly crate treats (bullies, scapulas, tracheas, etc..)

    and his toy box is on the ground. I don't know why I am attached to that crummy cardboard box. I made it in haste right before I got him..cut it up, decorated it lol so it's kind of stuck around.

    His water dish is kennel gear (and it's the same pretty sky blue as the cover :) )

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    No crates here! Thank God. My bedroom is the only place it can go and it took up waaayyy too much space. I used it as a table lol.
     
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    Maybe it's living in a studio.. but I can't imagine NOT having a crate for him.

    Love the little guy with all my heart but sometimes I just need somewhere where he is comfortable to just..stick him lol :rofl1:
     
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    Everybody here graduated from crates. When I get my own place I do plan to get a couple of giant noz2noz soft crates, just for coziness sake.

    I love Whisky's crate. If my ex never wants his cat back, that could be a really good alternative to making her live outside all the time. If she decides not to meow really loud all the time that is.
     
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    Shamoo is the only one crated anymore and its in the guest room. Now Sloan is loose in the house, Backup is closed in the guest room with Shamoos crate, and Arnold is on a tie down attached to the bedframe in the master bedroom.

    We stopped crating purely due to a lack of space, our crates are massive and our house is much smaller now. We have a few smaller crates for travel but I can't leave my dogs in them long term and not feel guilty.
     
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    Our crates are mostly in the basement. From left to right... Talla, Jayne, Poison, Kaylee, Revy.
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    However, I rarely crate anyone except Poison and Revy, and they have wire crates upstairs in my dining room. Poison can't have a covered crate or else she'll whine, which is the opposite of all the other dobes I've had. I'd love to just get rid of the dining room table and have a wall of crates in that room, but I think my parents would pitch a fit when they come to visit!
     
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    Kailey's crate is nestled right in between my bed and the wall. The way my room is arranged, it looks really claustrophobia-inducing, but that's the way she likes it. Plus, I don't have room for much else.
    Schaffer's crate is down in the basement. That's the drawback to such a huge dog; not many practical options for crate locations. At least not in our house.
     
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    I keep a spare crate set up for when Bailey visits, Rascal has a giant dog crate for feeding and/or when I'm trying to cook without help.

    So, the only crate set up COULD house Buzz, but he doesn't ever need to be in one.
     
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    We have 3 varikennels lined up side-by-side in our guest/dog room. Z and Snipe are still crated during the day for various reasons.

    When we were more limited on space, this is the setup we had for a little while:
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    The blue and tan crates were 36"s, the other one was a 42". The bottom crates had no doors since they were just places for the dogs to crash or eat, top crate had a door for any dogs who needed to be confined. Wire pen was for the cat - now he has a whole room! :)
     
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    The only 2 that get crated here are Sierra and Quinn. His crate is in my bedroom and Sierras is in the living room. She sleeps with my oldest son at night and goes in the crate when I go out somewhere
     
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    My crates live in the car. I pretty much use them for classes and that's about it. My dogs have two x-pens tied together in the spare bedroom of my house. It's set up so that it's partially under my desk. They are together since Summer has SA if they're not. They have three beds, a potty pad, water dish, and a toy box in there. It pretty much takes up the whole room. When I move I plan on having a dog room. Papillon's x-pen on one side. Nextdog will get an indoor run on the other side.

    Summer could be loose in the house fine, but Mia can't at all. She is too bad. And the dogs like their pen.
     
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    Wesley's crate is in my sister's room, between her bookshelf and the wall, with all his stuff on top of it. He's quite good in his crate and doesn't mind being in there without a cover, he only whines if people get home and forget to let him out.

    Futurepuppy's crate is in my closet right now. If she's obnoxious and loud, it might stay there lol. Nah, that'll probably go near my bed until she likes it, and we'll go from there.
     
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    Heh.

    Well....

    Frodo's one and only crate is tucked between the computer and the sofa. He is never locked in it when we leave, but will willingly go in there and sleep on his own.

    Siri has....

    -An xpen in the living room for when I'm busy and not watching her.
    -A large time-out crate since she would like to be in bootcamp for the rest of her life, or something.
    -Her little bedtime crate which is in our bedroom at night and gets moved to the living room when I leave for work. She stays in this when I go to work.
    -A crate in my car.

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    Saga and Nico's crates are in my bedroom because it is the largest room in my apartment. My living room is long, but narrow. My whole apartment is laid out weird anyways. It is kind of laid out in a circle. My bedroom is off of the kitchen AND living room. The dogs often run the circle chasing each other. The bathroom is off the bedroom, so I have three doorways, a dresser, a full size bed, a vanity and two large dog crates (Nico's is a 42 inch wire and Saga's is a 42ish inch plastic) and it's STILL not crowded...:rofl1: Once laundry day rolls around, I'll take pictures.
     

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