Given how smart Tasha and Arccos are, it was really only a matter of time before they put their minds together and figured this one out. Unfortunately for us, they did.
Not one, but both of them discovered how to break out of their crates. Danielle and I have done a lot of work with the dogs to associate serenity with their crates and it has stuck. Tasha loves her crate. Arccos likes to be warm and tucked in so long as he can still see you.
Saturday night, a night like any other, came and passed. I let the dogs outside to use the bathroom, I escorted them to their crates and I said my goodnights. Danielle and I finished getting ready for bed and we promptly fell asleep
There are only a few noises that wake me up ready for whatever is coming my way: the sound of something crashing/breaking, my alarm, and the pitter patter of dog toenails on hardwood. We were awoken by two of these on Sunday morning at 6:15am.
Our weekday morning routine is as follows: wake up between 5:00am-6:00am, let the dogs out, and get ready for the day. Tasha and Arccos are creatures of habit. Serious creatures of habit and when I tried to sleep in they took matters into their own hands.
Tasha took the lead. With what sounded like a swift kick she knocked open her crate door and proudly walked over to us. Startled awake, I jumped out of bed to assess the situation. As I stood up I watched Arccos follow Tasha’s lead, he stood up and walked straight out of his create. Turns out we never shut their crate doors the night and they patiently waited to be let out until we woke up, 6:15am is just too late for them. Also, Tasha had no need to kick her door, she just wanted to make sure we were awake.