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Thread: When? From crate to crate+x-pen

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    Default When? From crate to crate+x-pen

    Wesley has now been in his crate for a month and has never had a single accident. Is it now safe to try him in his crate with the door open, plus an about 3' x 3' x-pen? I'd really like him to have more room to roam, but I don't want to go too big right away. Or I can make the x-pen about 6' x 3'. And his crate would take up maybe 1/3 of that.

    What do you all think? When it's the next step, how big do you make the extra area? Did you eve have any accidents with that at first?

    Thanks!
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    Pups are just like children-- some handle growth and change with ease. Others slip back into bad habits. You could try the crate and x-pen and just be aware that you may have to get more restrictive if he doesn't handle it the way you want him to.

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