Petra Hines. Dog Crates. February 04th , 2018.
If you shout at your dog or smack him and then put him into his crate he will see his crate as a place to be feared: those associations are the last thing you want to create. You dont want your puppy to toddle off into a corner of his crate to go to the toilet, so get a crate with a divider. This can be moved as he grows, and discarded once he is grown and/or completely housetrained. If you are getting a dog crate as a bed for a dog that is already fully grown, make sure the crate is big enough for him to stretch out, stand up and turn around comfortably.
These soft dog crates are the lightest and more portable of them, and tend to be more attractive as well. Unfortunately, the fabric in these types does not hold up well to the gnawings of a puppy or a dog struggling to escape its crate. If you are taking in a puppy, or dog that is not already cratetrained, save the soft dog crate for later in life. Once you have a crate in your home, you can begin introducing the dog to its new bedroom. The most important thing to remember here is to make sure that all associations the dog makes with the crate be pleasant ones.
Wire crates purchases are made keeping in mind a pets size. An ideal wire dog crate will have ample room for a pet to move around without any limitations. These crates provide ample ventilation and security for a dog. Wire dog crates are fairly easy to clean and require low maintenance. A majority of these crates are available with long lasting rustproof coats. Wire canine crates are available in a variety of styles in order to accommodate large and small dogs. It is easy to find collapsible and folding models based on the pets needs.
Soft dog crates can be easily folded for storage or transporting along with being lightweight. They provide the dog with a stronger sense of security in strange places while still allowing visibility and airflow. They cannot be used with dogs who are likely to dig or chew at their crate. Soft crates are not suitable for transporting dogs in any type of vehicle. Dog tents are a new alternative to soft crates. They offer many of the same advantages and disadvantages of soft crates.
For many dog owners, soft crates offer great advantages over other varieties. Here are some points to consider if youre thinking of buying a soft dog crate. Firstly, cost varies widely between different dog crate types. The cheapest, which are typically sturdy wire cages with a removable plastic pan, depending on the size, model, and brand. The cheapest soft dog crates will be no frills just six sides and a zipper while more expensive models may offer various extra features: locking mechanisms, reinforced seams, rubberized feet, loops for ground stakes, side pockets, and others.
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