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Old 10-03-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, first post here, ive been reading the forum for a while now..sorry my first post is a question..

I'm going to go collect my jack russell puppy on thursday, hes going to be 8 weeks old, and i want to start house training him asap. I've done some reading on the forum and on some sites about crating, and i was wondering if i could possibly make a crate? It wont be as sturdy as a crate, but i have a dog bed, and was thinking of inclosing him in using some material(possibly wood?) to form a square shape around the dog bed. Would that work..?
sorry if this question seems really obvious, but its the first time ive got a puppy of my own, and i want to make sure i do the right thing with training him.

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buy a wire crate...its cheaper and will give the puppy a view of his surroundings!

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yeah, just buying one will be cheaper. especially used. small crates aren't much too.
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since i have a dog bed bought for him already, if i use a crate, should i put the dog bed inside the crate? Also with the crate, should it be big enough to put the bed in, or small cage at first till he is trained and then give him the bed or something ?

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Good idea to go with a wire crate. An added bonus is he won't be tempted to chew it, hopefully. The size should be appropriate for the adult size of your dog. It doesn't have to be huge, but he needs to be able to stand up and turn around. I'd put the pet bed in there.

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Calbee's crate has a bed inside...works great. That is his main sleep area, he also has couple dog beds in the Condo.

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ahh ok thanx very much for the replies! ^^ !! Much appreciated, ok i think i know what to do now.. crate + bed inside! ok .. i will have to get that sorted out before i go collect him! thanx very much for clearing it up for me!

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