Dog Crates. Wednesday , February 07th , 2018 - 16:21:27 PM
A dog crate should be big enough for the dog to stand up, turn around, and otherwise move with ease. Unless you want to buy multiple crates throughout the life of your dog, youll need to buy one that will fit its fullgrown size, even if youre getting the dog as a puppy. The tricky part about this is that you dont want the dog to have more room than it actually needs, at least not once it has outgrown the puppy stage. However, setting up dividers to reduce the space of the crate isnt difficult, so err on the side of too large rather than too small.
It is best to begin crate training with dogs while they are puppies, but older dogs can be trained to go into crates as well. The best way to start is to set the crate up without any expectations of the dog actually going in. Let the dog check the crate out and get used to it. Once the dog is used to the crate, begin to put treats or toys inside to persuade the dog to go in. It is usually only a short time before dogs begin to go into the crates of their own volition. Once they start going in, begin closing the door for short periods of time, gradually increasing the time, and before you know it, your dog will be crate trained.
Other factors that have to be considered while picking a dog crate include the gender of your dog, ancestry of the dog (there is a possibility of a mixed ancestry too) and variations within a breed. Some of the colors in which these dog crates are available include Almond, Black, Bright silver zinc, bright zinc, dusty rose, forest green, gold zinc and rattan finish. A large crate has the advantage of supporting the weight of a large dog when it has to be shifted. It is also important to pick a really big crate of good quality.
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