If you’re a dog owner, you may be wondering if you really need a dog crate. After all, isn’t it just another expense and something that restricts your furry friend’s freedom? Well, think again! Dog crates can actually provide numerous benefits for both you and your pup. From aiding in potty training to providing a safe space for your dog to relax, a dog crate is a valuable tool that every pet parent should consider. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons why you need a dog crate and how it can enhance your relationship with your canine companion. So, let’s dive in and discover the many advantages of having a dog crate in your home.
Suppose This Happened To You:
One day I was at work, and my husband called to tell me that he had left the house. He mentioned that he did not put our two newly rescued German Shepherds, Sarah and Dresden in their dog crates. I was a little worried, but thought to myself, “What damage could they possibly do?” Only a dog owner can imagine what I came home to – laundry all over the place, my husband’s dirty underwear chewed up in my office, beds tore up, my teddy bears used as chew toys, and (I am not sure how they did this) a bag of flour spread throughout the house. Berry, Wanda, and Robin just looked at the other two in horror when I came home. Needless to say, Sarah and Dresden are now always crated when we leave the house.
Why You Need A Dog Crate
You Can Avoid Disasters Like This
Get a dog crate. In addition to avoiding disasters around your home, a dog crate makes life with your pooch so much easier.
- First of all a crate feels like a “den” to most dogs. It’s a comfortable place that is all their own, where they can feel safe.
- It makes housebreaking all the easier. Canines naturally want to go to the bathroom far away from where they sleep, eat, and play.
- A crate will save your house. Dogs can’t chew up everything when they are safe in their crates.
- Dogs who have their own crate, won’t feel the need to try out your new sofa or treat your bed as a trampoline while you are gone.
- You will never have to come home and think “Oh No – Not Again!”
What Size Dog Crate Do You Need?
The general rule is to pick a dog crate that is big enough for your dog to stand up and turn around. Yeah I know that doesn’t really help you unless you are going to bring your dog to the pet store and assemble crates, get your dog in them, and get your dog to turn around without making a scene. I usually measure my dogs while they are sleeping or lying down to get the best measurement and comfort for my gang.
What Kind of Dog Crate
Do You Want For Your Dog?
This depends on you. Are you looking for a crate that does the job? Do you travel with your dog? Do you have a puppy? Or do you prefer a crate that doesn’t scream “dog crate” in your house?
Wire dog crates are popular. They are sturdy, collapsible, and there are decorative covers made for them.
Plastic Kennels are easy to assemble. These are the dog crates of choice if you are planning on flying with your canine companion.
A dog crate can provide numerous benefits for both you and your furry friend. It offers a safe and secure space for your dog, especially when you’re away or during travel. A crate can also aid in house training and prevent destructive behavior by setting boundaries. Additionally, a crate can help with separation anxiety and provide a sense of comfort for your dog. If you have any questions or would like to share your experiences with using a dog crate, we encourage you to let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the proper use of a dog crate?
In order for your dog to enter the crate when they need a safe place, it should always contain a comfy bed and be left open when you are at home. This is just another sign that your dog needs some peace and quiet. Teach kids and guests to leave your dog alone if they see him or her entering the crate.
What is a dog crate called?
The dog crate, also known as a dog cage or an interior kennel, is made to provide a dog with a safe, secure space where they can spend brief amounts of time.
Where is the best place to put a dog crate?
An ideal location for the dog’s crate is a peaceful area of your bedroom or living room for both young puppies and adult canines. In order to give your dog a sense of safety at night, place a comfortable dog bed inside the crate.