Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
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I prefer a hard-sided crate to a wire one; however, they're not as easy to block off. You don't want your little puppy in a big crate because then they might go potty in it. Dogs don't like to pee/poop where they sleep but if there's extra space in a kennel then they might do so. That's why I bought the little crate (not sure now if it was the petite or small size) to start out with so I didn't have to worry about it being too roomy, and then I purchased a bigger crate when Emmie was older and "larger" (she's only 8 lbs at 13 months). I also donated the first crate to a local animal shelter since I was no longer using it. Another tip I learned from the forums is to occasionally put treats in the crate because dogs don't like to pee/poop where they eat. Good luck! Jeanne
Last edited by MarinaGirl; 02-20-2013 at 11:54 AM.