Maui's crate has been taken over by Cali. I just figured it'd be easier to use Maui's than buying a second one. At first, Maui didn't seem to care. Now I think he does. He tries to go in there whenever she leaves it and sometimes they seem to fight over it. So, I placed on online order with PetEdge (I wanted to get a nail grinder and some other things) and decided to get Cali her own (though slightly smaller) crate. Hopefully this will make them both happier. So now I am curious, is having two crates the standard for other people or do other dogs share one?
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So now I am curious, is having two crates the standard for other people or do other dogs share one?

My dogs each have their own crates (doors open) so they can escape from the daycare dogs. They know which is their own even though the crates are identical. In my van, they share a very large wire crate.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
all my three have their own crates and they all use one another ~ sometimes both dalmatians try to squeeze into my shih tzus crate together Emotion: smile they dont look comfy but thats how they sleep in the day all squidged together.
if i hvae a stray here then i get the spare crate out, that way if they all get on then great but if i get one here that wont tolerate my dogs or visa versa then the crates come in handy for seperation.
So now I am curious, is having two crates the standard for other people or do other dogs share one?

I have four crates for the six dogs. Image and Cinder don't have one - we tried with both of them and they don't want or need them. The dogs wander into each others' crates from time to time to have a sniff or to lick an empty food bowl (I have optimistic dogs) but they only settle down in their own crates. I don't encourage them to use each others' crates, either - I like for them to have spaces they know is their own. In Saber's case, he needs it.

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Maui's crate has been taken over by Cali. I just figured it'd be easier to use Maui's than buying a ... So now I am curious, is having two crates the standard for other people or do other dogs share one?

Each of my dogs has his or her own crate. I never expect them to share except for very brief periods, usually while I'm loading and unloading the van. They tend to be pretty territorial about their "bedrooms", and I don't ever leave them unsupervised when I've got more than one in a crate for fear of a brawl breaking out where nobody can retreat.

Kathleen
I don't encourage them to use each others' crates, either - I like for them to have spaces they know is their own. In Saber's case, he needs it.

It's the same here. Rocky knows his, Friday knows his. However, what with "strange" dogs here during the weekday who need crating timeouts to eat, Rocky and Friday must allow other dogs temporary residence for a half hour or so.
With Friday, being picky as to his friends (but that's another thread), I use his crate to house his friends for their meal. It works well.
Rocky doesn't care.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I have a dog who uses a crate and she gets upset when the cats wander into it. She will immediately run over to them and bother them till they leave.

She sees it as her house I guess and the cats have no business snooping inside it.
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I have a dog who uses a crate and she gets upset when the cats wander into it. She will ... they leave. She sees it as her house I guess and the cats have no business snooping inside it. CelesteYUP!!

Reka is exceedingly upset that Torin has a crate and that she has none. Torin was shipped here in HER crate,and I enforce the ownership. But Reka is very put out that I took her den from her a long time ago.
Each of my dogs has his or her own crate. I never expect them to >shareexcept for very brief periods.. ... when I've got more than one in a crate for fear of a brawl breaking out where nobody can retreat.

Interesting - that's the exact opposite of the way my guys look at it.

Mine each have their own, although they're never used at home any more, only at trials. Bren and Morag were crated when I first had them, for their own safety, but neither has been in a crate in my house for years - in Bren's case, for nearly a decade. Rocsi was crated at home maybe twice when she was a puppy.
We also crated the girls in the bedroom at my S.O.'s house for the first couple of months after he got Lacey (also female) in March; that's long since been phased out.
The main reason we crated my girls, incidentally, was that Rocsi kept trying to play with Lacey during the night, which didn't make for peaceful sleep. Secondary reason being that Morag and Lacey were both a bitpossessive of my S.O., which has since been sorted out.
It was never much of an issue, though, since both he and I have clear "pack leader" status with all five dogs.
At home during the day, they all three sleep together in my bedroom -which is the equivalent of being crated together - and I've never had a problem. We've also left four of the five dogs alone in Bob's bedroom for several hours during the day, and again no problem.
At trials and practices, I've never seen the slightest amount of territorial behaviour over who gets in which crate; I can crate any two of them or even all three together, and the only issue that arises is that Brenin will sometimes complain if one of the girls is touching him when he's not in a snuggling mood. Morag and Rocsi like sharing a crate, and often cuddle together.
The only real reason I crate them seperately is to avoid snarfing of each other's food, and to simplify after-run rewards and swapping dogs between runs.
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