Chai, Chai, thank you so much... !!!
I'd be a liar if I didn't "think" that it had something to do with keeping them in certain areas, off lounges etc.. I'm so relieved to read all of this. It's not something that we've ever heard of here until I read it a few times actually on this Forum from time to time. (Crates).
Sounds absolutely, comforting and an excellent way for the dog to have his own "den".. Especially the thunder bit.. Pitty Kia the "diabetic husky 10 or 11 years of age" can't learn this she, hates thunder.
There seems to be so many benefits and excellent way to train as well, done the right way... Like everything, I can also see it being abused and used in-correctly which is sad.. But, that's life ..
Thanks for taking so much time to provide this really appreciated.
EhBeth, I recall the vets telling me, something like, new born every hour or so, at 3 months of age every 2 hours or so and so on. Funny, D and I were talking last night trying to work that out as in, now at 8 months? We'd noticed more so that he goes into a corner for number two... We used to train him and I guess I got slack thinking "we" would get him outside more often. D gets home late and he's in bed with me, so he just comes to bed and leaves the door open, so Rawaii affectively is inside for 9hrs before morning thereabouts. I am assuming he is weeing, can't see it. He does it I think well, now that you've bought this to my attention, when we are asleep but we have caught him a couple of times so I assumed.
I got home today after 6 hrs and let them out.. He weed. So nothing inside I am going to monitor just to make sure. That this is correct, it's his sneaking out whilst we are sleeping. We work too many hours to get things right sometimes in thought pattern.
Back to training though..
I'd rather be retired and a Mum sometimes.
Thanks for giving me a heads up to confirm this..
(Edit) I forgot .. Remember Missy ?
Towards the end she had to sneak a couple in at 17 bless her.. I imagine that Rawaii also smells that still. Hence our decision to remove the carpet.