Can’t Keep a Great Dog In

Three legged German Shepherd rescue Wyatt Ray talks about wire dog crates to help with his behavior issues.

Mom, trust me. I’m fine here in this portable crate, I promise I’ll just stay here and play with my toys while you go out and have fun. Take as long as you want, really. I’m a big boy, I know how to take care of myself. . .

Hmmmph! Guess that didn’t work. This crate is long gone and now Codie Rae gets to sleep in it.

So Mom just got me this nifty wire crate. Check out how the door opens up on the side. Ain’t that the coolest? Mom got this one because it’s light and fits in the RV. They have really fancy ones that cost a lot of bones, but this one was a bargain, whatever that is.

Wyatt in The Other Door Dog CrateSo far I’ve only broken out of it once. But that was a very tough day, when Mom and Dad wouldn’t let me go herd the 30 goats outside our RV door. I wanted to herd them soooo bad! I’ll save that story for another time . . .

Meanwhile, I’m doing pretty good in my new crate. Today I stayed in it for a whole hour, and I didn’t freak out or anything. All I needed was a walk and a good meal before I was locked inside like a rabid beast. Oh, and covering it with a blanket helped too. I thought it was nightime all of a sudden. Duuuuh!

Mom says thank Dog for zip ties. She used a dozen of them to tie the crate sides and front door shut. Even 3 locks on the door can’t keep me inside! Hey, Codie Rae, tell your pawrents thanks for that idea . . . not!


Author: wyattraydawg

I am Wyatt Ray Dawg, Tripawd Extraordinaire, and Leg-A-Cy to my hero, Jerry G. Dawg. My pawrents are Jim and Rene, creators of

7 thoughts on “Can’t Keep a Great Dog In”

  1. Oh Wyatt! You look like such and angel when you’re sleeping… but when you’re awake… well that’s a different story, eh? 🙂

    I used some metal clips on our wire crate for our other german shepherd… who once squeezed himself out of his crate between the connections. Those sneaky German shepherds!! 🙂

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  2. Hey Wyatt!
    I, too, really hate crates!!! I have GSD in me…so maybe that is why?! Ha-ha!
    That’s a really nice wire crate you have now though….big and airy…

  3. I don’t blame you. I bet your Mom and Dad would not like to spend time in one either! Prove to them you can be a good boy and maybe pretty soon you won’t have to have one.
    Debra & Angel Emily

  4. Poor Wyatt – When you grow up, you’ll probably enjoy your hide-away. Just think of it as your own private bedroom.

    Has mommy and daddy tried a kong toy filled with peanut butter while you are in it? Or hiding treats in it so you can spend your time finding the treats?

  5. Has mommy and daddy tried a kong toy filled with peanut butter…

    Oh yeah, that lasts about ten minutes.

    It’s not that Wyatt doesn’t like being in his crate. He’s actually quite comfortable going in and hanging out there… as long as we are here! It’s when we leave that he pulls his Houdini antics.

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