Sizing Your Dog for a Dog Crate. Dogs are by nature den creatures and desire a place of their own. A crate located in your home gives your dog a place to call their own. It provides them security and comfort.
Dog Crates come in many different sizes. To determine the appropriate size, measure your dog's height and length. The best crate will allow your dog to stand up on all fours without having to bend their necks to shoulder level. The crate should also allow your dog to lie down and stretch his full body length without being cramped and they should be able to turn around easily.
You do not want a dog crate that is too big either. When a dog has too much room in the crate, he/she might decide to go potty in one corner and sleep in the other. If the crate is just the right size for sleeping and lounging, the dog will usually not go potty in the same place it sleeps or lives.
If you have a puppy, you will most likely want to buy a bigger size crate that will work as your puppy grows. Make sure that the crate you purchase has a divider panel. A divider panel allows you to adjust the size of the crate as your puppy grows. A divider panel solves the problem of a crate being too big.
Dog Crates are either made of metal wire or plastic. Metal wire crates have great ventilation, are durable, and easy to clean. Plastic crates are the only type of crate approved for airline travel.
Dog Crates are available in single door, double door and triple door design. Multiple doors allow you more access to your pet and their living quarters. It's up to you as to how much access you want to the crate. Most dog crates come with a free pan. A pan is usually made of durable plastic and serves as the floor of the crate. The pan can be easily cleaned if there are any accidents and for just regular maintenance. Divider panels can also come with a crate or can be an optional feature.
To make a Dog Crate feel more like home, a dog crate bed is ideal. These beds are specifically made for dog crates and can be purchased according to your crate size. These beds are very affordable too. Crate beds are usually made of fleece and have a bolstered edge for your dog to rest their head.
In my pet store, I sell Dog Crates from Midwest Metals. Midwest Metals is a USA company that has been in business since 1921. The dog crates are made of metal wire which is coated with a durable satin black electro-coat finish to prevent rust and enhance appearance. The Dog Crates come with a free pan and a free divider panel. The crates are available in single, double, and triple door design. Affordable, beautiful, and great for your pet! High quality pet crates by the most trusted company Midwest Metals.
A special Puppy Package is also available that includes a Dog Crate, Crate Bed, Free Divider Panel, Free Pan, and so much more!
You can see my complete selection of dog crates by clicking here: Dog Crates
Dog Crate Beds are also available at very affordable prices.