Merida has turned into the mother of the pack! She knows the rules and is quick to pounce and bark at a litter mate who is attempting to break them. Before we switched to the taller gate, Merida deemed herself gate monitor and every time Finny or Javy would try to climb out she would growl and tackle them! It was so funny to watch her attempt to keep her brothers in line.
She has truly done remarkable at crate training. She fusses a little bit when we first put her inside and then goes right to sleep. She has never had an accident in the crate and slept through the night for the first time last night. We're continuing to offer lots of praise when she goes potty outside and she eats it up, which is great for house training! She wants to please, so it shouldn't be long before she starts vocally letting us know she needs to go outside so she can receive the praise for taking care of business! It's a process, but she is off to a fantastic start.