Between your post and that article I feel competent now to make decisions now about crating. I'm waiting for the teeny, tiny pink open wire crate I ordered for our new chito arrive in the mail and feel confident that it's the right thing. We won't be getting her until after Christmas, so it will be here in time. We are taking our camper to FL to pick her up. We'll be stocked with a new food bowl, new bed, and lots of potty pads. Not to mention lots of tiny pink clothes. We don't crate Mickey when traveling in the camper, but I will be taking the new crate for the new dog. He sleeps with us in the camper (but not at home). We will be allowing him to continue, while she sleeps next to our bed in her new crate. If anyone has advice or suggestions, please share them.
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