24 Comments on "Dog Auditions For Prison Break"
I have cats, so don't know what any of this "crating" means. I thought the vid was cut thought.
That was so cute. I thought he just gave up,that was really smart.
Robert, I thought the same thing! The nonchalant walking away part is SO PIMP. love it!
And people call them "dumb animals!" I thought the one outside walked away because he gave up, but then thought he was playing it cool: "I have no idea how that door got opened!"
Crating is an excellent way to housebreak a puppy, which is what it looks like this family is doing. However, puppies should NEVER be crated for hours and hours. I used a crate to housebreak my Westie, and it worked great. After he was housebroken, I removed the door of the crate, and it became his little cave where he would go to be alone and nap. Crates shouldn't be used as punishment.
Thanks, Audrey, but don't give me too many pats on the back — the poor sweetie-pie showed up in my backyard one night, skinny and flea-infested. What was I supposed to do? There's no way I could take him to the pound. And all the shelters — at least those willing to take a pit bull, even a mix — are full. People, adopt a pet from a shelter! Don't pay breeders! And get your animals fixed!!
It's a good way to train a dog to not pee in the house. They will not pee where they sleep. That said, I totally agree with you, Texshan, the dog must have water (and food depending on the feeding schedule). Also, the crate has to be big enough for the dog. Good for you for fostering!
I agree with Audrey and Cheryl. Crating isn't cruel if done in the right sense. We put our husky in the crate when we leave the house bc when left alone she knows how to open the doors to our rooms. She'll pull our clothes from the laundry and shred them, chew up shoes, tear a hole in the mattress, open our kitchen pantry, chew wires, etc. She's more calm since we started crating and now she goes in there voluntarily when she's tired or wants to be alone. Sometimes she doesn't even come out when I call her name…
Caging seems mean, but it really isn't my parents caged their dogs for potty training. When they wanted to be alone, they went into the crates themselves. Remember, dogs are not humans. They are equal to humans, but they have different brains and think differently.
too cute! what a smart little doggie! All nonchalant about it too – probably just in case the owners were looking 😉 "Huh? What? No, I'm just saying hi to him. I'm not messing with the door so he can get out. I PROMISE!"
Ah I love critter videos 🙂
Dogs are so awesome!
Corgi's are so smart!! I have a Corgi/Chihuahua (a Chigi, if you will) and he knocks on doors with his paw/nails when he wants in. They're smart little buggers. I could never lock up my dogs like that though. I think it's cruel.