Your house is the family den to which your dog belongs, occupying a position on the ladder of hierarchy in your family. Your pet, if introduced properly, will learn that the dog crate is his very own room in your household, much the same as your children’s bedrooms are their space to call their own. An indoor crate can satisfy your dog’s instinctive demand for his own den-like space where he finds refuge and a safe place to rest.
A dog crate, kennel or crate is manufactured of plastic, wire, aluminum, cloth, wood or wicker. It is usually a square or similar structure just big enough for your dog to stand up, turn around and lay down in comfortably. It’s usually portable and can be folded or taken apart for ease of transportation.
1. Fabric, wood or wicker crates must be given careful consideration before purchasing if you have a chewer or escape artist. There are also wood coffee tables that fit over wire crates that look like part of the matched furnishings in your dwelling.
2. Aluminum dog crates are strong, lightweight, and some now include guard rails for airline travel. They are getting more popular with Gun Dog owners hauling their dogs in a pickup truck and dog law enforcement officers for transportation to veterinarians or containment.
3. Plastic dog crates have been the crates of choice for some time because of their versatility, indestructible material and ease of transport. The plastic crate has more models that are airline approved, which is one of the reasons they maintain their popularity. They also have a rounded interior which prevents injury if tipped over in your car or jostled during flight.
4. They’re flexible, foldable and many come with a handle for portability. They give your dog 360 degree visibility, which is significant to some dogs, and in turn lets you keep a better eye on your dog.
5. Large outdoor kennels can be dismantled and moved, but with more difficulty, as they are larger structures than a dog cage. A backyard kennel can save your lawn from being excavated, as some breeds are more likely to do, and free of urine and excrement which are not healthy for our bare feet.
No matter what it is made of, a dog crate is usually light enough it may be carried by 1 person for small dogs, and 2 people for medium to large dogs. Large to extra-large crates could be hauled, with the dog indoors, on dollies with wheels and handles, much like a flatbed wagon.
What’s a Dog Crate Used For?
Reasons for the necessity of confinement are unique and many to the you and your dog, A dog crate provides your pet or dog with a den-like enclosure that serves many purposes.
1. Housebreaking Tool.
2. Chewing furniture and shoes can be a costly and frustrating experience.
3. Household Dangers/Safety. Rodent Poisons, Anti-Freeze, Electric Wires, Small Dogs being stepped on during a Party.
4. Separation Anxiety. A dog can become so highly aggrieved when you leave he will throw himself against the door or door of your house to follow you. The use of a dog crate with reassuring toys and treats can possibly assist with this destructive behaviour.
5. Travel. A dog’s crate can help him feel more secure when traveling by car, airplane, or the back of a pick up truck. We owe it to them to keep our dogs safe when traveling to their destination, whether it is for pleasure or work.
6. Hotels. Many hotels accept dogs in their rooms, however, as you go for dinner, a dog crate can help your dog feel more at ease while being away from home during your absence.
7. Dog Shows. Dog Handlers and anglers rely upon dog crates to keep the show dogs comfortable and out of mischief when grooming and showing more than one dog.
8. Dog crates are used by wildlife officers to transport wildlife such as fawns, reptiles, birds, foxes, and any wildlife that matches and have to be relocated or brought back to the wild after trauma and rehabilitation, or caught and analyzed and possibly tagged.
9. Pest Control.
Where Should the Dog Crate be Located at Home?
If at all possible, set the puppy cage near you when you’re home, or if it’s large, in a region which you spend the most time in like the living room or kitchen. If you can’t move the crate into your bedroom at night, try to move it close to your sleeping quarters as possible. It is important to not forget that your dog is a pack animal and he wishes to be close to you 24/7 if possible.
Irrespective of where your dog’s cage is situated in your house, children have to be taught that it’s his particular room and they shouldn’t pester your dog or puppy when he is in his crate. This will give your pet the confidence of knowing he can escape and rest or”hang out” for so long as he wishes and nobody will disturb him.
Careful consideration must be made to before buying a dog crate that will satisfy all your needs for your dog later on.