Evangelina Howell. Dog Crates. February 05th , 2018.
Some of us initially balk at the idea of putting a puppy or even a grown dog we love very much into what can be perceived as a cage. However, used properly your dogs crate will come to be seen by him as a place of comfort and privacy: a place of his own to go to when he wants to sleep, or just wants timeout. There are many types of dog crates, and variations within the types. When looking for a crate for your puppy or dog remember this will be their home. Take some time to really search for the right type and size that would fit the dogs needs and yours.
Let him investigate the crate. Just as with a puppy, put in soft bedding and a treat, and let him get used to things while the door remains open. Once he is accustomed to his crate you will most likely find he will take himself off there to sleep or to get away from noisy children or visitors. What should I put in my dogs crate? Put washable bedding perhaps a favorite blanket in the crate to make it comfortable. Put the favorite toy of the moment in as well and perhaps a rawhide bone to chew on.
A good idea is also a crate bumper, which is very similar to a cot bumper. Puppies have an instinctive desire to keep their sleeping area clean. Using a crate takes advantage of this and helps your puppy learn to control his bladder between trips outside. He will have accidents, of course, but by using a dog crate as a bed and combining it with a regular toileting, feeding and play schedule, toilet training will be quicker and less stressful for everyone involved. Just remember never to use the crate as a form of punishment.
A residual scent left by dog waste may encourage the dog to resoil the crate. Soft dog crates, on the other hand, can typically be disassembled machinewashed. This is generally more convenient than handwashing, although one should keep in mind that fabric is more likely to stain as a result of dog waste than plastic or metal. On that note, aesthetics are one more reason many dog owners prefer soft dog crates. Wire cages have an institutional look that some find unappealing, and plastic models tend to lack style.
They are just as sturdy and dependable as traditional metal and plastic crates. Soft Dog Crates have the added benefit of being better ventilated, increased visibility, and Soft Dog Crates are extremely portable. When it comes to your Dog Supplies nothing beats a Soft Dog Crate. You are bringing home a new family member this one with four legs, not two and he will need a place to sleep. Everyone needs a space to call their own. Managed properly your dogs crate will become his room, a cosy place he goes for privacy. Think of it like a toddlers cot or playpen.
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