The crate I bought turned out to be a minor disaster. It is a nice piece of furniture, and seemed comfy inside. Unfortunately, she was nervous and ended up peeing and pooing on the first night.
Unlike a conventional crate, this one didn’t come with a bottom tray, so I ended up crawling half way into a very smelly crate to clean it. It was either that or disassemble it.
Anyway, that put me off the crate, and it got replaced with a convention wire crate, which I later bought some wood cladding for. This looked good, but fell apart whenever you tried to move it.
A year later, I can’t remember the last time Katie has pee’d or poo’d indoors. For the last few days, I closed her wire crate, and put out the posh one for her to try. She seems completely happy with it.
Her food bowl and Beagle-Cam are fitted now, the latter giving a good view of the inside of the crate. Handy for when I want to check on her while in bed.
At the moment, she is sleeping on fleece blankets, but I have a garden bench cushion on order, which looks the right size. Let’s hope she doesn’t destroy it.