Mom called this Alcatraz… But you can call me Sean Connery.
Ladybug figured out that if she pulled enough on the crate she could collapse a side and wiggle her way free. So the next time she was put in her crate, I secured it with bungee cords making sure she couldn’t get out!! When she couldn’t get any side to fall she started on the bars… pulling until they broke off and made a hole just big enough to squeeze her way out!!
Editor’s note: This could be a case of separation anxiety. I suggest that you monitor ladybug if you’re going to crate her as she could seriously harm herself while trying to escape.
Such an absolute cutie! I want to give her a belly rub and cuddle with her.
When we got our black Lab mix Romeo, the pet rescue people warned us of his separation anxiety and told us, “No matter what you do, do NOT crate this dog!” I even warned our vet when Romey had to have some surgery, and they put him in a kennel “room” rather than a crate for his recovery period.
Fortunately, he’s not a chewer and he’s housebroken (advantage of adopting an adult versus a puppy!), so we’re safe to leave him on the couch when we leave the house!
My dog broke out twice. Cage still intact with 3 locks…..whodini
Have you tried a Thundershirt? These work well for separation anxiety. Hopefully Lady Bug makes peace with her crate.
She’s a cutie. 🙂 Bleu had separation anxiety when I first got him and he did this very thing to his crate. I stopped putting him in it because I was afraid he’d hurt himself trying to get out. Instead I used gates and closed doors to keep him out of where I didn’t want him and kept things I didn’t want chewed out of his reach.