We committed to a female rough collie puppy from a reputable breeder, we specifically chose the breed for its friendliness, intelligence, love of children and that they like other pets. My husband owned a dog as child and I never did, so we're learning as much as possible now (she won't be old enough until the end of February).
We have to young children and two cats (spayed/neutered; one 5 year old, one 2 year old, one girl and boy). We read about dividing the house into two sections and let the cats sniff at the dog when in the crate. How do you feel about it? any experience?
And for the crate, we want to purchase one that will fit her adult size. We're not sure what size to get, it seems to be between the 42 or 48 inch crates. Her parents are average sized rough collies, so it is to be expected that she won't be petite nor huge. What would you recommend?
Thanks so much in advance!