Do you crate your dog if a friend doesn’t like it?

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma came from Linda and it has to do with how we treat our pets, our dogs in particular, but I think it may be applied to all our pets. Here is his email:

Hi Jaime. I love listening to you because I know you are as big of an animal lover as I am. And I love social dilemmas every morning and I have a question that I think applies to both things. I have a dog, Barney who is a lovely guy. He is eight years old and a cocker spaniel. He is cheerful and friendly and gets along with everyone. Barney has a problem, he jumps for joy when someone enters the house. He doesn’t necessarily jump on them, right next to them if you know what I mean. And once he has pets and love, he calms down and goes home and relaxes. Well, I have a friend who doesn’t like the way Barney jumps in place. She says it makes her really uncomfortable. I told her over and over again that if she just wanted to give him some attention he would stop, but instead she makes weird sounds hoping he would go away. Well, she’s coming over this weekend and she asked me to put Barney in her crate while she’s there. I love my friend, but I don’t think it’s fair for Barney to have to be caged in his own home. He sleeps in his crate, but with the door open. We never close it. So what would you do? Would you cash out Barney, or would you ask your friend to get over it? I love them both, but I feel like that’s too much to ask. I can’t wait to hear what you think. Thank you, Jaime, Have a nice day!


It’s hard. I was in the same situation. I have to say, I try not to crate the dog. I try to keep him away from any friend who doesn’t like Leo’s madness but I don’t like to crate him in those situations where I feel like it’s his house, you know? Now I will crate it when a worker comes because it’s a different situation.

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