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Hi all! So, we have had our SWEET guy for about 3 months now.... I guess that makes him 9 months and a bit old. He's a BABE! WE love him. However, the first few weeks we decided to not crate him and he really messed up the place and changed our views on crating. He had been crated at his foster and she said that he hated it but did it. he was crated all night and would usually pee the crate.
So, we start crating, never more than 3 hours at a time and from the hours of 9 am to about 4 but not on all 5 work days. So, not that much... maybe a couple of hours on the weeknd and he sleeps on a bed beside ours. .

Anyhoo... the issue? He hates his crate. when we are gone he howls and barks, he tries to bust out and covers his paws in slobber from drooling on the bars and biting them, we assume. He never soils his crate but he hates it. We feed his meals in it. WE treat him in his crate. We put him in there when we are home for a bit. He 's in a good, open area. I just feel bad as, of course, our only neighbor works from him and I am afraid his patience with us will end. I am not sure what to do. I feel bad for the puppy, he's such a good guy. I wish I didn't have to crate him or I wish he would learn to just accept it. It really stresses me out as if it were just us, I'd be like, sorry baby dog... but I fear the wrath of a neighbor.
Thanks all... any suggestions are welcome.
Oh we do walk him a lot...
Just an FYYI
 

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OH I know it... he's a really honey and LOVES his people. He has a ton of toys in there. ANtler horn, cow joint, puzzle toy. He's just set on his little way of being out. We are thinking of setting up cameras and leaving him out of crate to see how he does. Thanks a lot... hope it goes well. If it were just him, I'd be fine but that neighbor must be getting annoyed! :|
 

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we are going to test that as frankly? I'd prefer to just leave him out and let him nap and look out the window all day. When we first got him, for the first 2 weeks, he really was a huge hooligan out of crate.
 
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