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In need of suggestions....
My Hav Jax used to love his ex-pen and I used to put him in it when we left. He would bark his head off and move the thing across the floor but when we were home he would go in there to sleep in his bed or play. He started climbing out of the expen and had a couple accidents on the floor so we decided on a crate since he has one upstairs for bed time. He WILL NOT go in the crate. He doesn't 'love' his crate like so many other pups I see or like be loved his expen.
When we leave and I tell him to go to bed he avoids me or runs the other way. He didn't used to do this with the expen. It's been 6 weeks with the crate now. This leads me to his other bad habit- sleeping on the nasty, muddy wet carpet and boot trays in front of my front door. He has a bed in the same general area. He has the shag carpet under the couch, he can sleep on the couch, but he will not stop sleeping on the wet dirty rug in front of my front door. With this 3 ft of snow sitting on my lawn and the very muddy spring we are sure to have when this all melts I need him to start sleeping in his crate or bed or any of the million other places he is welcome to sleep!
Please, any suggestions on both issues are welcome!!!!