Dog Crates. Wednesday , January 31st , 2018 - 12:49:50 PM
Growing puppies alternate between periods of activity and sleeping. As long as you have a regular schedule of toileting, feeding and exercise, your puppy will be happy to use his dog crate for a bed. Just dont expect your puppy to stay in his crate unless he is sleeping: remember he needs lots of love and attention. If you intend to keep him in his crate for long periods perhaps you need to reconsider whether you are able to commit to a dog right now. If you have an older dog you think you may like to crate perhaps you are giving a new home to an older animal from a refuge shelter you can still happily use a dog crate as a bed.
Depending on your budget, you may choose to take advantage of some of these extras, or not. However, even the most highend, pricey soft crates will be reduced to a worthless pile of scraps in no time at all if its resident chooses to destroy it. Unlike hard plastic or metal crates, soft dog crates are not appropriate for vigorous chewers, or dogs who are not yet kenneltrained and may try to escape. Given enough time, a distressed, struggling dog will easily tear through mesh, rip out seams, and break zippers.
Its important to remember to keep the crating experience positive. If you purchase steel crates for your pet, you want them to enjoy being in them. Use positive reinforcement and never use the cage as a form of punishment. These types of punishments cause animals undue stress and negate the positive benefits that you purchased the dog crate for in the first place. Positive reinforcement is the best way to work on crate training or any training with your dog. Most dog owners find dog crates to be an indispensable piece of equipment.
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