Dog Crates. Wednesday , February 07th , 2018 - 16:21:29 PM
For many dog owners, soft crates offer great advantages over other varieties. Here are some points to consider if youre thinking of buying a soft dog crate. Firstly, cost varies widely between different dog crate types. The cheapest, which are typically sturdy wire cages with a removable plastic pan, depending on the size, model, and brand. The cheapest soft dog crates will be no frills just six sides and a zipper while more expensive models may offer various extra features: locking mechanisms, reinforced seams, rubberized feet, loops for ground stakes, side pockets, and others.
These soft dog crates are the lightest and more portable of them, and tend to be more attractive as well. Unfortunately, the fabric in these types does not hold up well to the gnawings of a puppy or a dog struggling to escape its crate. If you are taking in a puppy, or dog that is not already cratetrained, save the soft dog crate for later in life. Once you have a crate in your home, you can begin introducing the dog to its new bedroom. The most important thing to remember here is to make sure that all associations the dog makes with the crate be pleasant ones.
I have found my dog will happily chew her rawhide bone as she is dropping off to sleep in her crate and again when she wakes. Especially first thing in the mornings this can give me a much appreciated extra fifteen minutes of sleep. It is a good idea to give your dog some treats when you put him in his crate, to reinforce positive feelings: a little snack before he settles down to sleep would go down well. If your dog wears a collar make sure you remove it before he goes into the crate. Dogs have choked to death when their collar or Id tags have caught on the crates bars.
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