Elvira Donovan. Dog Crates. February 04th , 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.
For this reason, majorities of owners prefer to use portable dog crates. They are an absolute necessity when pets need to travel. These crates are available in varying sizes and can even house large dogs. Portable dog crates are convenient and easy to use. Most varieties are foldable designs and can be reduced in size when not in use, which makes them easy to carry. Portable dog crates are appropriate for family picnics and vacations. This allows pet owners to carry their dogs everywhere they go. These compact and lightweight designs can be stored and maintained with ease.
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.
They fold down to an even smaller size than the soft crate and are super lightweight so they can be stuffed into tent bags and taken virtually anywhere. They make ideal crates for people who need to pack their crates into cramped vehicles, suitcases or for people who hike, camp or are involved in dog sports. Like soft crates, dog tents are not suitable for puppies, dogs who are not housebroken, or for vehicle travel. Research the different styles of dog crates and sizing available to ensure you will have the right home for your dog.
Additional accessories such as a pad or a cushion can be added to the crate. It is necessary to take time getting your dog accustomed to it. Your dog has to be trained to get accustomed to the surroundings in the crate. It should not regard the crate as a means of punishment. You must therefore tempt your pet with a bone or a bait to get into his crate. The extra large crate or a crate of any size must also have a safe locking mechanism and should be of a durable construction.
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