Amber-Aire Airedales, Carol Stull, amberair@epix.net, 570-836-2203

Airedale Care FAQs

5) Until what age do I need to keep my Airedale Terrier crated when I am out of the house?

Although most people feel their dog is mature at one year, I strongly discourage you from leaving your dog lose in the house until the age of eighteen months. Dogs go through a second teething stage at approximately thirteen to fifteen months. At this age they have their permanent teeth and can do a lot more damage than when they were puppies. At the age of sixteen to eighteen months you can do fifteen minute trial periods and extend the period of time you are out of the house, until you feel secure leaving the dog.