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HELP PLEASE with my pit bull and her crate

Hello. I am new here.
My 1 yr. old pit bull is having issues with being crated. We have to leave her 6 days a week in her crate for at least 6-8 hrs. at a time.
My husband left her out last week and she ate some carpet and chewed up a door pretty badly. No more leaving her out. Yesterday and today she has tried to chew the plastic tray in her cage ...today it was so bad her face has several cuts on it. She also pooped in the crate and it got on her face.
I don't know what to do. When we are off at night we go let her out and then put her back in her crate.
I am afraid to give her anything in her cage because she will destroy it.
Please help.
Thank You.
 

Cosmic Charlie

Good Dog
Hello. I am new here.
My 1 yr. old pit bull is having issues with being crated. We have to leave her 6 days a week in her crate for at least 6-8 hrs. at a time.
My husband left her out last week and she ate some carpet and chewed up a door pretty badly. No more leaving her out. Yesterday and today she has tried to chew the plastic tray in her cage ...today it was so bad her face has several cuts on it. She also pooped in the crate and it got on her face.
I don't know what to do. When we are off at night we go let her out and then put her back in her crate.
I am afraid to give her anything in her cage because she will destroy it.
Please help.
Thank You.

You need to work this dog, sounds like it has waaay too much energy with nowhere to burn it. That results in behavioral issues from restlessness. As for the poop, don't feed the dog right before you leave. Try to feed two hours + before you leave and make sure the damn dog uses the bathroom. Refrain from giving the dog ANYTHING inside the crate (blanket, toys, pillow etc) until you figure out the problem.
 

Tiffseagles

GRCH Dog
Premium Member
Hire someone or ask a friend/neighbor/relative to take your dog outside for a potty break mid-day.
Exercise her more.

What activities have you done to make the crate a good place? Have you played crate games?
 

ShanaRowan

FlirtPolin'
Premium Member
Agree that the dog needs more exercise, HOWEVER: a few of my dogs went through a period a few years ago where they decided they were going to destroy/break out of wire crates, so I switched over to mostly plastic. I find them more sturdy and harder to destroy (although far from indestructible)
 

Michele

Chi Super Dog
Administrator
Hello. I am new here.
My 1 yr. old pit bull is having issues with being crated. We have to leave her 6 days a week in her crate for at least 6-8 hrs. at a time.
My husband left her out last week and she ate some carpet and chewed up a door pretty badly. No more leaving her out. Yesterday and today she has tried to chew the plastic tray in her cage ...today it was so bad her face has several cuts on it. She also pooped in the crate and it got on her face.
I don't know what to do. When we are off at night we go let her out and then put her back in her crate.
I am afraid to give her anything in her cage because she will destroy it.
Please help.
Thank You.

It sounds like you let her out to do her business and then put her right back in the crate. You need to exercise and interact with the dog when you are home.