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We never did water bottles in the crate with our dogs (as puppies), except for one, unless we weren't going to be home for a while
While choosing what to put in the crate, consider your dogs habits: does he like to destroy his toys? If so, leave out anything that can be ripped apart- stuffed animals, etc. Some dogs will be happy chewing on rawhide, while others may be overly enthusiastic and choke themselves on a piece of rawhide. Strong rubber or hard plastic toys that are too large to be swallowed are generally safe, and we always recommend Kongs, or anything similar that can be stuffed with treats/peanut butter. In warmer weather, leaving water with your dog is a good idea too (as long as he is old enough to be in the crate without needing to pee for as long as you leave him there). Some people use bowls; we use a large water bottle- the same kind used for small animal cages- that attaches to the side of the crate. Our puppy likes to play with water bowls and knock them over, so this way he has access to water without making a mess of his crate.
Dog Water Bottles - Pet Water Bottle for Cats And Dogs Crate Water Bottle Dog Water Dispenser Keep Your Pet Hydrated While Away Or Sleeping 10 oz Place On The Crate or Nail On The Furniture or Wall B -- Read more at the image link. (This is an Amazon affiliate link)
Pet crate water bottles are great for long trips in a cargo crate
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Dog Water Bottles - Pet Water Bottle for Cats And Dogs Crate Water Bottle Dog Water Dispenser Keep Your Pet Hydrated While Away Or Sleeping 10 oz Place On The Crate or Nail On The Furniture or Wall G -- Read more at the image link. (This is an Amazon affiliate link)At night when dogs sleep, their body systems and elimination slow down. This is why they can go all night without eliminating once they’re old enough to have sufficient bladder and bowel control. But during the day, neither puppies nor adult dogs should be crated for more than four or five hours at a time. When crating a puppy for more than two hours, it’s best to provide water by attaching a water bottle dispenser to the crate. (Using a bowl can create a mess.) Follow these daytime duration guidelines to avoid compromising your dog’s well-being or causing behavior problems:We never did water bottles in the crate with our dogs (as puppies), except for one, unless we weren't going to be home for a while. With Sen, we got her when she was about 8 weeks old, and by 9-10 weeks both my husband and myself found ourselves with a lot of required overtime, and no ability to go home and let her out halfway through. We live an hour out of town, so it really wasn't feasible. We also had no choice on the OT... it was do the OT or lose our jobs. In this situation, she was going to be in her crate for at least 8-9 hours at a time. So, we purchased a very large crate, put in a pee pad, and bought a rabbit water bottle.