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.
MidWest Homes Dog Crate
The Midwest Homes Crate comes in a variety of sizes and also features a divider, which is great for puppies. This crate also has the option for a second door, which allows for more placement options in your home.
Internet's Best Decorative Dog Kennel
This Decorative Crate from Internet's Best is designed for smaller dogs since it measures just 21.5” Width x 30” Depth x 22” Height. It's designed to fill well next to the sofa or other furniture. It has two doors, so you can access it from the side or front, and it also includes a bed!
Casual Home Wooden Pet Crate
The Casual Home wooden crate comes in more sizes and can accomodate most dogs. It has a solid wood construction that looks great next to the sofa or in it's own space. You will need to find an appropriately sized bed for it since it doesn't come with one, but we have plenty of great options here. [LINK].
AmazonBasics Premium Folding
The AmazonBasics Premium Folding is a lightweight foldable crate great for travel. Note that this is not designed for your pet to travel in, but rather to take with you on trips to use at your destination. Of course it can be used in your home if you prefer the design or cozy coverage that it provides your pup.