i came home the other day to find Lola's crate door was shut, but unlatched. i had forgotten to latch it two hours earlier when i left the house. Lola was sitting in her crate, wagging her tail and whining a bit, waiting to be let out. the door was open the whole time, and she never left the crate. i guess it's a relief to know she isn't scratching at the door to get out, like so many other dogs.
but i must say i'm a bit disappointed she didn't even try.

-kelly
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but i must say i'm a bit disappointed she didn't even try.

Different perspectives. I would have been delighted with her.
i came home the other day to find Lola's crate door was shut, butunlatched. i had forgotten to latch it ... to get out, like so many other dogs. but i must say i'm a bit disappointed she didn't even try.

Fancy says its a combination of obedience & brains! You have made her shi* list for even considering such a thing is stupid (I feel for you truly, being on her list is not a good place to be let me tell ya). Fancy is one of the leading authorities on this phenomenon as she does the same thing. We don't have to latch her door closed. As long as the door shuts, she stays in lol.

Tara
i came home the other day to find Lola's crate door was shut, butunlatched. i had forgotten to latch it ... to get out, like so many other dogs. but i must say i'm a bit disappointed she didn't even try.

I left Bodhi in his crate, unzipped, at an agility trial, and he never tried to get out. (Technically, my friend left him unzipped as I had asked her to do it as I ran to walk a course and she forgot!)
But, when I left the ex-pen unlatched at a show, both Bodhi and Wylie decided to go exploring - Bodhi went to poop and Wylie wandered around, until a friend saw them up in the bushes and got them back for me. I never did that again -talk about heart stopping!
So, the moral is, one dog won't get into trouble, but two will.

Christy
content and confident that her owner would return as soon as possible
content and confident that her owner would return as soon as possible

i think you have too much faith in my dog. :-)
-kelly
i came home the other day to find Lola's crate door was shut, butunlatched. i had forgotten to latch it ... to get out, like so many other dogs. but i must say i'm a bit disappointed she didn't even try.

I could ask the VERY same question of Bodhi today. He's been out of a crate during the day for some time now (several months).
However...my husband left earlyearly for a trip.
This afternoon I came home, let the dogs out, then went into the bedroom to change clothes for agility class.
Someone had chewed both knobs off my husband's dresser on the bottom drawer.
Odds are, it wasn't Coda.
Shelly & The Boys
but i must say i'm a bit disappointed she didn't even try.

Different perspectives. I would have been delighted with her.

i was delighted that she stayed where she belongs, yes. i guess i'm more surprised than disappointed. she's a funny girl. she makes a big show when it's time for bed. and yet she always goes. lately, before we even ask her to. we turn off the TV and the lights, and she gets up from her spot by the fire, heaves a great sigh, and slowly walks to her bed, casting pitiful glances at us the entire way. :-)
-kelly
i came home the other day to find Lola's crate door was shut, butunlatched. i had forgotten to latch it ... get out, like so many other dogs. but i must say i'm a bit disappointed she didn't even try. -kelly

I can only comment that Sam & Roz are put outside each night, that means they sleep under the house in their beds in the wash house or where ever they find comfy, it's warm and dry, they have access to the back deck and usually can come and go through a dog door, but thats locked at night. If I forget to lock it they may come in, sometimes they don't, but they have the initiative to try it and see if they can get in.
Paul
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