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I put the kennel downstairs because there just isn't enough room for it to stay up on the first floor. Bailey will take naps in her kennel about once every other day and that is it. She will have full access to her kennel in the basement, but she'd rather sleep on the bed that is down there or upstairs on the couch. My girl is growing up. I could never force Bailey in her kennel downstairs as it seems like it is so far away from all of us. Santa may bring Bailey a doggie bed for upstairs on Christmas day.:)
 

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We have a crate upstairs and one downstairs. She hardly ever goes in the crate downstairs, just for feeding time we put her in there (when we eat as well) and she usually falls asleep after eating in there. Or if we leave the house for 2-3 hours she also goes in the crate downstairs.

Most of the time she sleeps downstairs on her big bed (Costco) or the tile floor in the common living area.

The crate upstairs is for the night and she goes in there without any problem and sleeps in there most nights for 6-8 hours.
 

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You guys are so lucky. :( I wish Mojo and Max could just sleep anywhere (besides the cold, hard crate.) I'm pretty sure they would get into stuff if left alone, though. I've been giving them a LITTLE independence. Like when I go to the mailbox (and freak out the whole time.)
 

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You guys are so lucky. :( I wish Mojo and Max could just sleep anywhere (besides the cold, hard crate.) I'm pretty sure they would get into stuff if left alone, though. I've been giving them a LITTLE independence. Like when I go to the mailbox (and freak out the whole time.)

LOL baby steps... that's good though. They will become more trustworthy with age, I promise!!
 

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LOL baby steps... that's good though. They will become more trustworthy with age, I promise!!
I can't wait. LOL. Seriously. I YEARN for the day when they can sleep on their bed beside my bed and give me morning snuggles. How could you not have a good morning with that?
 

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I can't wait. LOL. Seriously. I YEARN for the day when they can sleep on their bed beside my bed and give me morning snuggles. How could you not have a good morning with that?

Sometimes those snuggles are at 2:30-3:30am for Bailey. :doh:
 

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You guys are so lucky. :( I wish Mojo and Max could just sleep anywhere (besides the cold, hard crate.) I'm pretty sure they would get into stuff if left alone, though. I've been giving them a LITTLE independence. Like when I go to the mailbox (and freak out the whole time.)
My husband let Rosie stay out of her crate while he took the kids to McDonald's yesterday! I couldn't believe it! I would never have the guts to do that...I would have been a nervous wreck the whole time. Apparently, she slept on the kitchen floor the whole time.
 

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When Bailey was approx. 3 months old, my husband forgot to put her in the crate and she was 3 hours all by hersefl in our kitchen/dining room area. When we came back, all was fine, nothing damaged and she didn't even pee inside. She waited for us to come back and I was so proud of her!
 

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Bailey usually doesn't get into anything. She will eat the kid's homework or other papers if they are left on the table. Otherwise, Bailey will get into the cat food. She loves the cat food! We have an area blocked off, but sometimes Bailey will jump over the blocked area to get to the yummy cat food.
 
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