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      Feeding in crate??

      We never did this with our previous lab. We are crate training Quincy and I understand the reasoning behind doing it to make the crate a happy place but what if he already likes his crate? Should we still feed him in there? The breeder had him in a crate so he seems well adjusted to it. This morning when he was tired from playing he actually went in there on his own and went to sleep! I was pretty surprised when he did that...proud mama moment!!! Just curious what is recommended as this is new to me.

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      It sounds like he is adjusting to the crate nicely. I don't think it is necessary to feed in the crate, I would use it as another step in making the crate a happy/positve place or if I needed to separate dogs at feeding time. It sounds like your puppy is happy/content in the crate.
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      I think he is I was willing to do this if necessary but if not I would rather be able to have him sit and wait for command to eat. Its kind of hard to do that in the crate.

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      I love that sweet little face!

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      Too cute!

      And my lab loves his crate but I feed him in his crate anyways. I typically crate him after we train to "think" about what he learned and he sits at attention because he knows food is en route. And I eat the same time he does and he's not allowed out when I eat.

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      I fed in the crate to make it a good place and also to separate my dogs while eating until the pup was trained.

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      We never fed any of ours in the crate. But it has its place when necessary. In your case, I don't think it's necessary.
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      If he is in there with door open I think you are fine.

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      I'd say in your case, it's up to you. It may not be needed, but it's not going to hurt anything either. I'd say do what you feel is right.

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