Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:57 PM
I have a staffy x lab, who is 1 year old. And a new staffy x mastiff who is 8 weeks.
I have had the staffy x lab for a year, and got her when she was 9 weeks.
Dp and I work. I work shift work, and DP works the usual 9 hours per day.
So they are left alone while we are at work.
On cool days we tie them up outside on running leads where they have access to food, water, shade, grass and patio area.
But on Hot days which is quite frequent, I leave them inside the hosue. All doors to bedrooms are closed, and the rest is tiles. I do have a few accidents from the puppy but there easy to clean so not concerned on that subject.
However, Im reading on other online forums people are crating their dogs through the day?
They do have toys and each other to play with. I walk the older dog for a long walk, and play heaps with the younger pup to wear him out.
So my question is, to crrate or not to crate?