Deanna Walters. Dog Crates. February 05th , 2018.
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.
These crates are made of either plastic or wire. The plastic dog crates are used to transport dogs from one place to the other with ease, especially by air. Today people use crates at homes too as shelters for their pets. Extra large crates comes in tan or hunter green colors. The plastic crate is a 3 piece unit. The top piece has holes on them facilitating air supply. The bottom solid piece is sturdier than the other parts and the third part of the crate is the wired door. The bottom pieces are connected with screws.
There is a perfectly sized steel crate for any breed of dog. Dog owners should be sure that dog crates have enough room for dogs to stand up, lie down and move around comfortably when they purchase a dog crate. You love your dog and dont want him to feel cramped and uncomfortable. Steel dog crates are roomy and give all of the room that dogs need to feel safe, secure and comfortable. If a dog does not feel comfortable in a crate, it is going to be more of a challenge to get him into one.
As mentioned above there are advantages and disadvantage to the different types of crates (plastic, softsided, wire) offered. Think about how the crate will be used can help with your choice of homes for your dog. Crate training has become standard practice for many dog owners by this time. Although the common belief that dogs have a natural den instinct is not, in fact, true, they do benefit from an exclusive and secure space to call their own. Dog crates allow owners to confine their dogs in an environment that quickly becomes familiar and reassuring to the dog.
Check out the wickerlook versions, or the very upmarket Bauhaus, and you will never think of crate and cage in the same sentence again. If you want a dog crate for travelling by airplane you will need one which is approved by the airlines. These will generally be molded plastic, and are lightweight and portable. Look for a crate which has a carry handle and which you can collapse for storage when you get back home. Always check with the airline you intend to travel with, as their regulations may vary.
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