If you are a dog owner you will have made the choice whether your dog is to be kept in the house and allowed to roam free, or if you need to keep it in a kennel or crate. Bigger dogs, those that are boisterous and lively, may benefit from a crate for their own safety, as well as that of the rest of the household.
Crates are also very useful if you need to transport your dog in the car. There are certain laws about dogs being loose in cars that need to be considered, and if you do not follow them you can find yourself on the end of a very large fine.
If your dog is not used to a crate, it may be worth having one in the home and getting the dog to sleep in it, with the crate open, nightly, as this can help familiarise the animal with being in a crate.
There are many different types of dog crate on the market, but we recommend that you use one type – the wire crate – for reasons we are about to explain.
Why Wire Crates?
There are a few reasons why we believe wire dog crates are the best choice, and not least because of the many different models, sizes and types that are available. The beauty of a wire crate lies not just in its appropriateness for the dog, but also for you as the owner.
To begin with, your dog will be more comfortable in a wire crate than in one with solid walls. Dogs, just like us, like to be able to see what is going on in the world around them, and a wire crate is largely open, so your pet can keep an eye on the immediate environment. This is a very important factor for dogs that are new to being put in a crate.
If you have a large dog, one that tends to move around a lot, a wire crate is the best solution as it will be durable and strong – and you can find them in suitable sizes for larger breeds – and will last a long time. Furthermore, wire crates are designed to fold flat when not in use, so you can store your crate away without taking up space if it is to be used for when you are travelling.
Choose Your Crate
You need a crate that is the right size for your dog; that means not only big enough, but also not too big if you have a smaller dog. You also need one that you know will fit in your car if that is to be even an occasional instance.
With so many different types on the market you will be able to find a quality, affordable dog crate that is the right size and type for your dog, and we are sure that you will find this to be a sensible investment that will make your dog ownership even more enjoyable.