Sunday, November 8, 2009

Photos, Crate criteria

Yes, this is Mika's crate criteria! She has to have at least her two back paws in the crate. When we started playing Crate Games last winter this is what she offered me, and I didn't want to correct her (I never correct Mika), so this is what she's allowed to do. She doesn't try to go farther than this anyway before I release her. In this photo I didn't even tell her to go in the crate -- she went in on her own.

No photo of Wall-e's crate criteria, but he has to have his whole body in the crate, and no part of it can stick out, including his head. He's not soft like Mika so he can learn with corrections (by corrections I mean closing the crate door if he sticks his head out, nothing else).

How about Shadow? Well, in her view, her crate criteria is "get out as fast as I can, hissing and scratching!" To Shadow, a crate = going to the vet and suffering the disgrace of a checkup.


  1. I got the video to teach "crate games" but haven't started them yet- you have reawakened my interest. I think I will get it out to watch it again.

  2. LOL, I love Shadows criteria for the crate, LOL. I love the crate games!

  3. You are so smart to have figured out Mika so well! I really admire you for it!

  4. Love the photos of them all and I like your explaination of the grate games to each one of them. I think all mine will choose Shadow's criteria!

  5. Thanks everyone for all of the nice comments! :)