Liza Cobb. Dog Crates. February 05th , 2018.
The wire kennel as the name suggests is built in wire and offers excellent ventilation. They come with either one or two doors. It is very important to choose the right dog crate. Large crates usually suit large dogs. Breeds that need extra large dog crates are Afghan, Akita, Alaskan malamute, Bernese mountain dog, Bloodhounds, Briar, Bull Mastiff and Doberman. You can find a variety of attractive designs in extra large crates in the market. Your skill lies in choosing the right crate depending on the specific requirements of your pet.
Various crate designs are available, with different qualities. The most common are either welded mesh cages comprised of metal grates for sides, with a removable tray in the bottom for easier cleaning; or, rigid plastic crates, usually with clips that attach the top half to the bottom. Both are sturdy and longlasting designs, but are also bulky and difficult to move. Some metal crates can be disassembled or collapsed, but even these tend to be less convenient than the third type: softsided dog crates, made of nylon or other fabric stretched over a metal frame.
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.
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.
Pet owners that are looking for dog crates that are durable, easy to assemble and take down and easy to transport should investigate stainless steel dog crates. These crates are crafted out of tough stainless steel to provide the durability needed to comfortably house any dog. Once dogs get used to being in crates, they love it. It can can be like your pets own personal den. If you want your animal to feel secure and comfortable, stainless steel dog crates are the way to go.
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