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Water in Crate?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by pohl78, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. pohl78

    pohl78 Pup


    i am getting my pup in few weeks.
    he is no pit.we are getting a olde bulldog.

    i want crate him and dont kow whether i should give him water in his crate when he has to be along and nights.

    what u prefer
  2. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    I would say no unless you want to clean a mess up...But I am no expert at crate raising hounds .
  3. Tiznow

    Tiznow Big Dog

    Normally, it's not necessary to put water in a crate.
    But -- how old is the pup and for how long at a time will he be in that crate?
  4. Forever-So REAL

    Forever-So REAL Quintuple Grand Champion Premium Member

    I keep water with the pup and cedar should be good just like a child you have to clean up for them
  5. Tiznow

    Tiznow Big Dog

    Whenever there is talk about crates, I feel it's important to know just how old the dog is and how much time the dog is confined.
    No one ever seems to talk about that when they mention crating.....
  6. BullDawg

    BullDawg Big Dog

    ^ agreed, on both accounts and more.
    consideration should be taken as to length of time confined, age of the pup as well as the temperature of the area the pup will be kept in/at

    it's an essential element, so common sense is a must to avoid potential health issues
  7. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    I agree as well Tiz.
  8. Forever-So REAL

    Forever-So REAL Quintuple Grand Champion Premium Member

    8hrs to 12hrs out from 5wks to youngest was 6mos oldest was 1yr after that 24 out I had six I was able to break and not at the same time lol.. I'm talking about no chewing,shiting(stool),pissing from the time I leave the house until I get back then we play. Drop out of school at 12yrs old so I don't type much sorry so do the math on how many hrs in lol...the rest I'd have to talk it took me 30 min. to write this :p
  9. pohl78

    pohl78 Pup

    thank u all.

    the pup will be 11 weeks old when i get him.
    at nights the pup will be in crate for 8-9 hours.
    each 4 hours i will go out with him.

    at the day maximum 4 hours...

    so i think the 4 hours he can be without water but whats about nights?
  10. Tiznow

    Tiznow Big Dog

    If you are getting up for him every 4 hours at night, offer him a little water before you put him back in for the rest of the night. If he wants it, I'd let him drink some, but not too much.

    Good idea too to let him relieve himself halfway through the night...

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