14th July 2014, 04:48 PM
Originally Posted by Ckcmom
Honestly, first one or two nights she might be crying a little , but I bet she settles in quickly. If you want her to ultimately sleep in the crate in the family room, I would start her there, but she might cry for a bit more (and louder) than if she were in the room with you.
My dogs go into my bedroom (upstairs) and their crates only at night. During the daytime, they are downstairs and pretty much have free reign. I do keep one crate available and open, downstairs for Sadie, who sometimes wants her own space and privacy. When she has had enough of things, she will go to her crate/carrier and sleep.
I firmly believe in utilizing the crate at bedtime for many reasons. The most important to me --- in the event of fire, you know exactly where your dog is.
Good luck with her -- can't wait to see pictures.