Dog Crates. Thursday , February 01st , 2018 - 13:03:27 PM
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.
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 allow dogs to become accustomed to being out of sight of their masters, and teaches them to hold their bladders until a designated bathroom break. Crates are also very desirable for transporting dogs in cars. Crate training is a somewhat lengthy, involved process, and a full explanation is outside the scope of this article. Here we will simply present a basic guide to choosing a dog crate and how to begin the crate training process. When buying your first dog crate, your first consideration is size.
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