Training – Getting Started & Next Steps

A Dog Crates Sizes Guide For Every Dog.

You may be worried about using a dog crate for your dog. Whether it is for discouraging chewing, house breaking process or for aiding in traveling. To address this issue, you first need to remember that dogs are pack animals by nature. Every dogs like running alongside other dogs to show their still have characteristics and qualities of their ancestors.

This ancestral characteristic also includes the natural need to have a den. Do not be afraid that you are putting the dog inside a cage. The dog crates resembles a small den. In a natural environment, a den is often a narrow passage or a shallow hole that is big and comfortable enough to turn around, stand up, lie down and to offer protection from predators. You therefore have to put into consideration the natural tendencies of the dog before buying a dog crate.

To find out the measurement of your dog crate, consider these points. Measure while the dog is standing to find the length of the dog crate starting from the tip of your dog’s nose right to the base of the dogs tail. You should not measure up to the end of your dog’s tail because the crate will become very long. However, measure a few inches of the tail if the dog has a hard or thick tail.

To find out the height of the dog crate, when the dog is sitting, measure from the floor to the highest part of the dog’s nose or head and then add 2 to 4 inches. You will find the shortest height of a dog crate. Also measure the height of the dogs ears if they are erect. The height and length you will have chosen will determine the width of the dog crate.

Alternatively, you can go online to consult about the sizes of the dog crates from a manufacturers. You can also check out the dog crate sizes from the dog breed websites. From here you can easily get a dog crate size which matches the size of your dog. Your dog will be able to easily partition the crate into sleeping and restroom area if the crate is large enough. Remember that not all dogs are the same and therefore you should charts and measurements before making any decision. When choosing a dog crate, you should also consider your dogs weight.

Remember not to buy a crate too large or too small. Dogs cannot soil their sleeping area. And with a large crate, they will not feel safe or secure. They will not feel safe and secure in a larger crate. A large dog crate will not provide safety and security for your dog.

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