I have the smallest dog carrier that I use to transport the chis when I take one or the other of them to the vet etc. They also each have a wire crate, the smallest one made~~18" I think~~and they're permanently set up with a very soft, cushy bed inside, blankies for them to burrow in, and another blanket over the top of the cage, so its covered and they feel safe. It's a snap to crate them when I want them out of harm's way, or MY way if I need to mop the floors etc. Of course they also have beds in every room lol! They LOVE their crates, and will jump into them whenever they feel a bit insecure, or when they want quiet time from each other because going into the crate apparently means "leave me alone" and the one won't ever follow the other into the crate, like they do if one of them is in one of dog beds.
Tango is trained to get into his crate on command~~"In your crate!" I'm still working on it with Jazz, though she does it about half the time now.
The crate or carrier shouldn't be big, or your chi will think it's OK to eliminate in one end and use the other end as his bed.
Last edited by Tink; 12-28-2009 at 02:15 PM.