|Emma enjoys visiting with my son Walter when he visits.|
He spent the morning whimpering in the crate and too fearful to leave it with the bouncing Labradoodle outside of it. At one point I offered for him to come out and go outside to the bathroom and after he exited he promptly turned and re-entered the crate. I do have to say, at least he likes his crate.
When I dropped him of Saturday for evaluation for his pain and learned he'd ruptured a disc in his back, I had told the vet tech taking him back that he crated well and I meant it. He enjoys sleeping in his crate at night and when such events as this happen he is content to lay in the crate and sleep without much complaint. The fact I can set him on the floor just before it and he can step into it, thus lowering his pain levels when entering, and cue him to go in without his fleeing or refusing entry makes our lives easier. It also made his stay at the vet while Emma was in class so much easier on him.
When I picked him up they commented that he did indeed crate well and he was amazing. They normally have dogs who cry, protest and call for lawyers when crated, but Dieter just curled up and relaxed while he waited for his evaluation.
By mid-day they called to inform me that they had found and set aside a medication for Dieter, which meant I would simply feed Emma her lunch and not train with it. I had to run to get Dieter's medication and then get it into him so that he wouldn't give up because of pain. He was headed that way, shutting down because anything he did caused extreme pain.
He ended the night refusing to eat and sleeping the day away. He wouldn't even move to use the bathroom when I carried him outside and needed to carry him back in. He slept the night out in the office in his bed under my desk.