Finding the Right Crate For Your Home and Pup
By: City Pup Life
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There are a lot of crate options to choose from, and we have chosen some of the most popular crates from several categories to help you narrow down your options.
There are several important considerations when choosing a crate, and it's best to try to think long term. If your pup is young and will continue to grow, it is important to find a crate with a divider. If the crate is too large, dogs may try to potty in one corner of the crate, which will undermine your house training work. Keeping the space smaller usually helps with potty-training, so using a divider while they are young and small simply reduces the area they have in the crate. As they grow, you can adjust the divider and ultimately remove it completely.
There are also a variety of styles, from the popular and affordable metal-wire crate to decorative crates that will blend with most home furniture. If your pup is house trained and you just want to keep them out of mischief while you're away, think about setting up an indoor pen for them--this option is often overlooked and it works great even in smaller apartments since most of these are designed to easily fold up so they can be stored or moved easily. You can view a few of the more popular models here.