Everything You Need to Know to Choose the Right Dog Crate for Your Dog
Author: Vebo Pet Date Posted:12 October 2022
Using a dog crate is becoming more and more common these days as many dog trainers recommend crate training for puppies. People are no longer associating dog crates with neglected dogs in cruel households or puppy farms.
We like to think of Crate training like learning to swim for children. It is not a must-have skill, as one can easily live a healthy and fulfilling life without ever learning how to swim. Yet like swimming, it is a very nice-to-have skill that will come in handy in many situations.
A properly crate-trained dog will see its crates as a safe space. It could help a dog to self-soothe and stay calm when it is feeling anxious, nervous and fearful. For example, if you are going overseas for a week and your sister is looking after your dog, your dog would be suddenly living in a different environment with different people and it can be stressful. It would definitely make things easier if your dog is crate trained and you bring your own dog crate to your sister’s place. If your sister has guests or tradie repairs, you know your dog will be calm and safe in its own crate for an hour.
Dog crates are also great tools for toilet training puppies and keeping them safe when unsupervised. Puppies will generally try harder to control their bladder when they are inside their crates because the crate is their “bed”. It is also recommended to keep very young puppies in a controlled environment like a playpen or a crate when no one is around, as they could choke on small objects, chew on electrical cables or fall off stairs.
The most common types of crates are wire cages and plastic crates. Wire cages can be made from metal or plastic, while plastic crates are usually made from durable plastic.
The size of the crate should be large enough for the dog to stand up, turn around, and lie down comfortably. If you have a puppy, you may want to buy a crate that is smaller than what you would use for an adult dog.
You'll want to make sure your dog's bed is not too large or small for its body length. If it's too big, the dog might feel uncomfortable and will make itself sick trying to curl up in it. If it's too small, your dog may be prone to overheating.
At Vebo Pet, we stock highly versatile metal wire dog crates which are our most popular product and are ideal for puppy training, traveling, attending shows and events, recovering from surgery as well as general use around the house. Their collapsible design and compact folded size means you can easily put it in your car with you, or store it in the garage when you don't need it.
We also sell wooden dog crates which are stylish and very practical. Use it as a little coffee table or bedside table to make the most out of the space, it would also look light-years better and blend in nicely with your other furniture.
These wooden crates feature two lockable doors, a removable tray for easy cleaning and more excellent features.
We also stock more heavy duty metal tube dog cages with wheels that can be assembled or flat packed within minutes and is significantly stronger than any collapsible cages on the market. They also offer great flexibility by allowing you to use them as single standalone cages, or stacked as a double-decker or even triple-decker.
At Vebo Pet, we’re dedicated to bringing you the best dog crates and cages in Australia. Feel free to consult with our friendly team for recommendations or questions about our products.