Your house is the family room where your dog belongs, occupying a position on the ladder of hierarchy within your family. Your pet, if introduced properly, will learn that the dog crate is his own room within your family, much the same as your children’s bedrooms are their space to call their own. An indoor crate can satisfy your dog’s instinctive need for his own den-like space where he finds sanctuary and a safe place to rest.
It is generally mobile and may be folded or taken apart for ease of transport.
1. Fabric, wood or wicker crates have to be given careful consideration before buying if you’ve got a chewer or escape artist. If you have neither of these kinds of dogs, these crates will lend a more decorative, seamless visual quality to your home decor. Additionally, there are wood coffee tables that fit over wire crates that seem 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 becoming more popular with Gun Dog owners hauling their puppies in a pick up truck and dog law enforcement officers for transport to veterinarians or containment.
3. Plastic dog crates have been the crates of choice for a while due to their versatility, indestructible material and ease of transportation. The plastic crate has more versions that are airline approved, which is one reason they hold 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 provide your pet 360 degree visibility, which is significant to some dogs, and in turn allows you keep a better eye on your dog. They are not as den-like as plastic crates, but again, some dogs prefer the open environment with a great deal of light to that of the enclosed, darker plastic cage.
5. A backyard kennel can save your yard from being excavated, as some breeds are more likely to do, and free of urine and excrement that aren’t healthy for our bare feet.
Regardless of what it is made of, a dog crate is usually light enough it can be taken by 1 person for smaller dogs, and 2 people for medium to large dogs. Large to extra-large crates can be hauled, with the dog indoors, on dollies with wheels and handles, like a flatbed wagon.
What is a Dog Crate Used For?
Reasons for the necessity of confinement are many and unique 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 shoes and furniture can be an expensive 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 once you leave he will throw himself against the door or door of your house to follow you. Using a dog crate with comforting treats and toys can possibly assist with this destructive behaviour.
5. Travel. A dog’s crate will help him feel more secure when traveling by car, airplane, or the back of a pickup truck. We owe it to them to keep our dogs safe while traveling to their destination, whether it is for fun or work.
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. Department of Wildlife and Natural Resources. Dog crates are used by wildlife officers to transport wildlife such as fawns, reptiles, birds, foxes, and any wildlife that fits and have to be relocated or brought back to the wild after injury and rehabilitation, or caught and analyzed and possibly tagged.
9. Pest Control. Small wildlife such as raccoons, birds, opossums, and reptiles such as snakes, lizards and alligators are relocated in dog crates from populated areas to safer and more natural surroundings by Pest Control companies.
10. Punishment. Never, ever use a dog crate as a punishment device.
Where Should the Dog Crate be Located at Home?
If at all possible, place the dog crate near you when you are home, or if it is large, in a region which you spend time in such as the living room or kitchen. If you can’t move the crate into your bedroom at night, try to move it as close to your sleeping quarters as possible. It’s important to remember that your dog is a pack animal and he wants to be near you 24/7 when possible.
Regardless of where your dog’s crate is situated in your house, children have to be taught that it’s his special room and they shouldn’t pester your dog or puppy when he is in his crate. This will give your dog the confidence of knowing he can escape and rest or”hang out” for as long as he wishes and nobody will disturb him.
Careful consideration must be made to before buying a dog crate that will meet all your needs for your dog in the future.