Petra Hines. Dog Crates. January 31st , 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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