Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lake George, NY
Dogs Name: Colt
Dogs Age: d.o.b 8/28/12
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Thank you everyone for all your advice, sorry I haven't responded sooner...we had company up this wkd so I was a little busy!
Colt is used to being in the crate he doesn't cry or whine while he's in there for bed time or when he knows I'm leaving the house, he only whines when I put him in there while I'm getting dressed or something where he can see that I'm still home yet he can't be next to me.
I also got him used to being in the car as soon as he came home with us. My parents dog is horrible in the car (jumps around, cries, etc) and I did NOT want that. I live in a very small rural town, so I take him somewhere in the car just about every day, even if it's just to the post office, to get him used to being in the car. And he knows to "stay" until I walk around to his door and open his door put his leash on and tell him "ok" which is when he jumps out. So he's fine with the car typically, but my husband wants him in his crate for the trip to FL mostly because Colt is obsessed with our yorkie and always wants him next to him (I think Colt thinks he is his teddy bear or something LOL) and husby doesn't want Colt jumping around trying to follow Tank around the truck...so we will see what happens i suppose!
Also, off topic...but Colt has had his flea/tick prevention already, but a friend of mine told me to beware of sand fleas with the dogs, does anyone know of anything that would protect against that at all?