Guest katie_dog Posted May 14, 2016 Share Posted May 14, 2016 Hi, I just joined this forum a little while ago. I have a black, 3 year old, female greyhound named Katie. I've had her for about a month and half now. I have a living room area that I have her crate set up in and also a dog bed and some toys. I put up a pretty good baby gate (tallest one I could get was 36"). This keeps her in that area when I'm home, but if I leave the house she will jump the gate and go wait by the front door until I get back. I don't want her to wait by the door because I'm afraid she'll get out by mistake when someone opens the door. So far this hasn't happened and I think it is because she doesn't really want to escape. I think she waits by the door because she wants to be as close to wherever I am as possible and if I'm outside of the house that means being right next to the door to the outside. The whole point of the baby gate was to keep her in the living room and out of the room with the doors to the outside while I am gone. I'm thinking I will probably have to put her in her crate when I go to keep her out of that one room, but I really wanted to give her the freedom to have the living room to herself. She sleeps in the living room at night and is pretty comfortable with the room. Initially, I crated her at night, but now I let her have the whole living room and she might sleep in her crate (with the door open) or her dog bed at night. She never jumps the baby gate at night because she knows I'm upstairs sleeping. The gate is still useful when I'm home, but not when I'm gone it seems. I was wondering if anyone had any creative ideas for dealing with the baby gate jumping or do you think crating my only option. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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