House Guest - Crating
We have a friends lab for spring break. He is huge (about 120#), not house broken and not fixed. He is a hunting dog that is never allowed in the house and at his home has a yard and kennel. During the week is going with us to work. Both DH and I work for a landscaping company and he will be on a stake and cable to contain him.
He spend last night in his crate in the garage and is now in the yard. His owner says to just put him in the crate during the day so he doesn't destroy the yard but I feel he shouldn't be in there all the time. He gets along just fine with our Brittany but I don't feel comfortable leaving them unsupervised together. They both want to play all the time and if ours is inside they both stand on either side of the the back door and whine. How long is reasonable for him to be in the crate? I suppose I should put a chew toy or two in there? I guess I have to make a trip to Petco this morning because we have no mega size toys that he wouldn't destroy in a heart beat. (His head is the size of a soccer ball :) )