T.M. Posted August 13, 2008 Report Share Posted August 13, 2008 Hi all! I'm new to this forum and hope you all can help me with my new 1 year old BC. I've had BC's in the past but this is my first adopted one (and the only one I currently have). I have had him now for 3.5 months and he still refuses to come out of his crate. He loves walks and hikes, but will quickly digress if he gets spooked - and attempts to run home (to his crate). Other than walks and hikes, he doesn't come out of his crate. I have been taking the approach of just leaving the door open, laying on the floor by his crate to visit with him and trying to take him for lots of walks (when he complies). However, after three months of no improvement, I am getting concerned. When he does come out of his crate, he is only out momentarily (either for walks or to sometimes be pet) and then immediately runs right back in his crate. Even when coaxed with treats and encouragement he refuses to budge. He is unlike any BC I have ever met - he's mellow, doesn't have a lot of energy, doesn't know how to play with toys (in fact is very afraid of them) and ignores all animals (little or big). He also is not a huge fan of food or treats, so training him to come out of his crate has been difficult. Any suggestions? Any help would be much appreciated! I feel so bad for the little guy - it's seems like such a lonely life to be in his crate all day with no stimulation. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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