Best Dog Crate in 2023 – Top Products Rated
A dog crate is an enclosure with a door, wherein you can keep your dog for transportation or security purposes. A dog crate looks similar to a natural den of a dog. We offer dog crates in different sizes, shapes, and materials.
Best Dog Crates
- Newly enhanced with added security features to keep your pet safe | Slide-bolt door latch now feature patented Paw Block and locking tip s to create a safer, more secure home for your pet
- iCrate single door dog crate measures 30L x 19 x 21 inches and is suitable for medium dog breeds with an adult weight of 25 to 40 pounds. If your dog’s weight or measurements are on the higher side for this crate, we recommend buying the next crate size up
- Dog crate includes a divider panel, durable & leak-proof plastic pan, protective rubber feet, carrying handle, and customer support team based in Indiana
- Easy to assemble & portable | Dog crate sets up in seconds with no tools required and conveniently folds flat for travel
- Durable & strong, quality construction creates a secure place for your dog to fulfill their natural instinct to den. Proper ventilation, large door openings with low thresholds, and rounded corner clips make iCrate a safer crate experience for your dog
- PLEASE NOTE: MidWest Homes for Pets manufactures the iCrate & Life Stages dog crates. Assembly and safety instructions are included ; please read all safety instructions prior to use
- To open the door: 1) Disengage the slide-bolt latch; 2) Lift the door to clear the LapLocks; 3) Swing open.
- Patented rounded side clips eliminate sharp edges
- 👍👍【SECURE HOME】Rounded corners for your pet's protection. The pet cage have two large doors, one on the front and one on the side, are easy to open, close. Each door also has 2 heavy-duty slide-bolt latches to securely lock it in place to keep your pet safe inside.Dog cage dog crate dog kennel dog kennels and crates for large dogs
- 🐕🐕【EASY TO SETUP】This dog crate is a must have for any dog lovers. The dog cage can be set up in seconds, with no tools required for assembly. When not in use, this metal dog crate folds flat for convenient storage, safekeeping.Dog cage dog crate dog kennel dog kennels and crates for large dogs
- 🎉🎉【EASY TO CLEAN】The dog cage Includes a durable leak-proof ABS composite tray that will not stain, warp, corrode or retain pet odors. The pet cage bottom pan features an integrated lip around the perimeter, to contain any mess from spilling outside the dog kennel.Dog cage dog crate dog kennel dog kennels and crates for large dogs
- ⛱️⛱️【FOLDABLE & PORTABLE】our dog cage collapsible design makes it ideal for travel and camping. Fold-and-carry construction dog crate with collapsible design that folds into a package less than 3" Thick. Features a removable carrying handle that can be mounted on any side of the crate as needed.Dog cage dog crate dog kennel dog kennels and crates for large dogs
- 🎁 🎁【After-Sale Service】If you have any problem with the dog crate or meet any question during the usage, please feel free to contact our customer service, we promise we will provide you the most professional technical support and the best solution.Dog cage dog crate dog kennel dog kennels and crates for large dogs
- Newly enhanced with added security features to keep your pet safe | Slide-bolt door latches now feature patented Paw Block and locking tips to create a safer, more secure home for your pet
- New World single door dog crate measures 42L x 28W x 31H inches and is suitable for large dog breeds with an adult weight of 70-90 pounds. If your dog’s weight or measurements are on the higher side for this crate, we recommend buying the next crate size up
- Durable & leak-proof plastic pan, Easy to assemble & portable | Dog crate sets up in seconds with no tools required and conveniently folds flat for travel
- Durable & strong, quality construction creates a secure place for your dog to fulfill their natural instinct to den. Proper ventilation, large door openings with low thresholds, and rounded corner clips make New World a safer crate experience for your dog
- PLEASE NOTE: MidWest Homes for Pets manufactures the New World dog crates. Assembly and safety instructions are included; please read all safety instructions prior to use
- 100 YEARS FAMILY-OWNED & OPERATED | Customer and product support provided from our headquarters in Indiana!
- 22-inch dog crate for pets under 18 x 11.5 inches (LxH), like a Toy Poodle or Yorkshire Terrier
- Durable metal wire construction with manual door locking mechanism for secure containment
- Sets up quickly and folds down flat for easy transport or compact storage; top handle for comfortable carrying
- 1 door and a divider for adjusting the internal space
- Removable plastic base tray for easy cleaning
- Product Dimensions: 22 x 13 x 16 inches (LxWxH)
- Please read all safety instructions prior to use. Note: Your dog should be able to stand up and turn around comfortably while in the crate. Measure from nose to base of tail when standing, and from top of head to floor. Add 4 inches to those measurements to confirm optimal crate height and length.
- ❤【EASY TO CLEAN】: The dog cage Includes a durable leak-proof ABS composite tray that will not stain, warp, corrode or retain pet odors. The pet cage bottom pan features an integrated lip around the perimeter, to contain any mess from spilling outside the dog kennel. Dog cage with tray pet crate metal dog cage.
- ❤【FOLDS EASY TO STORAGE AND PORTABLE】: This pet cage with handle is ideal for travel .Fold-and-carry construction dog crate with collapsible design that folds into a package less than 3" thick. Features a removable carrying handle that can be mounted on any side of the crate as needed. You can easily carry or storage this dog cage. Dog crate with handle metal dog cage dog kennel.
- ❤【DOG CRATE MADE OF DURABLE MATERIALS】: The dog crate made of high tensile-strength wire gauge. The dog cage ideal for training and transporting well-behaved pets. Pet crate epoxy coating finish extends the life of the crate and provides resistance against rust, corrosion, and fading, even in the most extreme climates. Dog Crate Dog Cage Pet Crate.
- ❤【DESIGNED TO SAFE AND COMFORTABLE】: The pet cage have two large doors, one on the front and one on the side, are easy to open, close. Heavy duty securely lock with dual latches, providing a safe and secure environment for your pet. The dog cage designed to keep animals safe and comfortable. Pet kennel wire dog crate animal cage.
- ❤【EASY ASSEMBLY】: This dog cage does not require any tool assembly, Dog cage can be deployed directly. It only takes a few minutes. The pet cage divider can separate two pets in two spaces. Dog crate pet cage dog cage with divider.
- Sturdy Plastic Dog Crate: Securely and safely protect your pet and your home with this medium dog crate that features an easy-open latch to secure the sturdy wire door, and durable fold-down handle making carrying this dog travel crate a breeze
- Suitable for Pets 30-50 lbs: Pet Kennel exterior dimensions - 32" L x 22.5" W x 24" H; Interior dimensions - 29.5" L x 19.7" W x 23.5" H. Product weight – 16 lbs. If in doubt, buy a size up. No tools required for assembly
- Airline Friendly Dog Carrier: This pet carrier meets most airline cargo specifications. This travel dog crate also has ventilation on 4 sides. Includes built in storage for additional pet identification
- Easy to Keep Clean: Sturdy plastic shell on this dog carrier is easy to clean, with stay-dry moat that surrounds the interior to pulls fluids away from your pet in case of wet accidents, making it a great puppy carrier or kennel trainer for housebreaking
- For Pets and Pet Parents: Petmate provides everyday essentials for pet parents, dogs, cats and other pets such as: litter box accessories, pet toys, cat cages, dog cages, gravity water/food bowls, dog cages, pet beds, puppy crates, cat carriers and more!
- 【Sturdy Durable & Nontoxic】: The basic dog crate is made of sturdy, rust-resistant metal with a black coating that won't rust and peel off. The crate is perfectly detailed without any sharp edges. And non-toxic finished surface protect your pet’s health while it licks or chews the metal frame.
- 【Two door design】Top and front door design makes dog kennel easier to access or feeding your pets. Slide-bolt latch securely locks dog crate door in place keeping your dog safely inside their dog cage. Sturdy metal frame provides optimal ventilation and visibility which offer your dog a comfortable and reliable
- 【Foldable & Portable】The collapsible design of our dog cage makes it the perfect choice for travel and camping. Set up in seconds, no tools required. Features a detachable carrying handle that can be mounted on either side of the dog crate as desired.The dog kennel provides a secure and convenient use in your daily life.
- 【Easy to Clean】: The bottom of the dog crate with movable mop tub is very easy to pull out, you can quickly clean. The dog cage includes a durable leak-proof ABS composite tray that won't stain, deform or retain your pet's odor. The tray with upward edge prevents dirty spills.
- 【Satisfaction Guarantee】 If you’re not satisfied with dog crate, please get in touch with us. We will try our best to give you a satisfied solution, you will Not be sorry for your buying. We will serve you 24 hours.
- Elegant way to house your pet while disguising the pet crate as a fashionable piece of furniture that can double as an end table
- Made of ECOFLEX, a non-toxic recycled plastic-wood polymer composite material that won't warp, crack or split
- Spindles made of stainless steel tubing and a stainless steel latch; double latches on large and x-large crates
- Easy, no-tools assembly
- For dogs up to 50 lbs
- Exterior Dimension: 29.5 in. L x 21.1 in. W x 25.2 in. H || Interior Dimension: 26.8 in. L x 17.7 in. W x 20.9 in. H
- Door Dimension: 13.8 in. W x 19 in. H
- Removable table top for easy cleaning. Requires no maintenance
- Crates can provide a safe secure hangout space for your dog. Best used for dogs that are crate trained and that do not have anxiety.
- ECOFLEX does not absorb moisture, therefore stains and odors are a thing of the past
- Durable, Heavy Duty Constuction: Suitable for high anxiety pets, this dog crate for medium dogs has a 5-point locking system that eliminates gaps & 2 doors for maximum security and access. Rust-resistant finish makes it suitable for occasional outdoor use
- 30 Inch Dog Crate: Measures 30" x 19" x 21" and weighs 22.6 lbs. Rounded corners eliminate sharp edges prevent snagging and non-skid rubber feet protect floors. If in doubt, buy a size up. This Collapsable Dog Crate is easy to store & transport
- A Dog Kennel Designed to Grow With Your Dog: This pet carrier includes durable, removable shatter-resistant pan making cleanup easier & a divider panel to adjust the spacious interior for a growing dog during housebreaking making it a great puppy crate
- Kennels & Houses: Crate & kennel training is vital for dog safety & comfort. We provide dog products like traditional travel dog crates, wire training & exercise dog kennels, play pens, barn-style dog houses & more
- For Pets and Pet Parents: Petmate provides everyday essentials for pet parents, dogs, cats and other pets such as: litter box accessories, pet toys, cat cages, dog cages, gravity water/food bowls, dog crates, pet beds, cat crates, cat carriers and more
- For Indoor use, use in your living area as a side table with door, as indoor dog cage or dog kennel
- Stylish Pet Crate - fitted with a wide table top perfect for magazines, potted plants, lamps and vases
- Includes three doors; two front doors, one side door - the dog cage is designed to keep your pet safe and comfortable
- Double hinged front doors - dog kennel crafted from solid MDF wood with sturdy hinges
- Removable tray for easy cleaning
- 💪【𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐃𝐘 & 𝐃𝐔𝐑𝐀𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗠𝗘𝗧𝗔𝗟】 48 Inches 20-gauge steel and reinforced 0.6 inch diameter steel tubes. Much stronger than fine wire cages. This is a very sturdy large dog crate, even for strong, powerful and aggressive dogs.
- 👋【𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗢𝗥 𝗠𝗢𝗕𝗜𝗟𝗜𝗧𝗬 & 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗬】 Four 360 degrees rolling casters allow you to easily move the kennel around your home,Two of the wheels can be locked to keep it firmly in place. Large dog kennel double upgrade bolt locks design for anxiety dog, keep dog in contain, avoid damage or injury. The dog crates double door design is not only convenient for dog in and out but also good for you to interact and feed with your dog.
- ✌ 【𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗬 𝗧𝗢 𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗘𝗠𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗖𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗡】 Most of the dog crate parts were pre-assembled, you just need to fit it with four wheels and ten screw bolts, only takes within 10 minutes to complete. The two removable bottom trays, a washable metal pan and a floor grate, make clean up more conveniently. Keeping a dog is hard work, but this dog kennels will help you lighten the load.
- 👍【𝗦𝗔𝗙𝗘 & 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘】 Featuring a multi-layer, protective hammer-tone green coating that resists rust and corrosion so this dog cage is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Moreover, the coating of frame is non-toxic so it is safe for dog even if the dog bites or lick the cage frame.
- 👌 【𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗘𝗬 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝗞 𝗚𝗨𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗘】 We always strive to give you the best quality dog crate for your baby dog and also pay more attention to your shopping feelings. If there is any problem with the dog kennel in 30 days, please contact us directly for a free replacement or full refund.
- 【KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE】A dog crate designed to grow with your large dog. This xl dog crate has been newly enhanced with added safety features to ensure your dog feels safe and relaxed. Proper ventilation of the heavy duty dog crate, wide door opening with low threshold and rounded corner clips create a safer and more secure home for your pet.
- 【HIGH QUALITY & STURDY】Dog crates are made of heavy-duty steel, high-tensile-strength steel wire, so strong and durable that your puppy can't bend and break the wire of the large dog cage. The dog cage indoor's epoxy-coated finish resists rust, corrosion, and fading! The anti-rust treatment makes the big dog cage suitable for occasional outdoor use. The rounded edges of the dog crates for medium dogs will not hurt your dog's nose and paws, giving you a safe space for your dog.
- 【EASY TO CLEAN & TWO DOOR DESIGN】Double door design (front door and side door) dog crate makes it easier for you to access your pet. There are two heavy-duty sliding bolt latches on each door of the dog crate to keep your dog safe inside the crate. The dog crate includes a durable, leak-proof ABS composite tray that won't stain, warp, corrode, or retain pet odors. The perimeter of the kennel chassis has an integrated lip to contain any debris that spills outside the kennel.
- 【FOLDABLE & PORTABLE DOG CRATE】The dog crates for large dogs can be assembled quickly and easily in minutes without tools. The puppy crate features a collapsible design that can be folded into a package less than 3 inches thick and can be conveniently folded flat for travel. With the handle on top of the portable dog crate, you can easily carry the crate for transport or out and about. The collapsible dog crate is perfect for road trips, family vacations, vet visits, or everyday household use!
- 【CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE】Dog Cage 5 Sizes: 24"L, 30"L, 36"L , 42"L, 48"L. Please choose the right size dog kennel indoor for your furry friend! In order for your dog to have enough space in the large dog crate turning, Recommend that you measure the distance from the nose to the hips and the top of the head to the floor when the dog is standing. And add an extra 4" to ensure sufficient height & width. If your dog's weight or size On the high side, we recommend buying a wire dog crate one size up.
- Give your dogs a place to feel safe and relaxing place with our double door metal wire dog crate. To give your dog enough space to stand up and turn around in the cage, we recommend that you'd better measure the distance from your dog's nose to his hip and from the top of head to the floor while he is standing. And add extra 4 inches to ensure enough height and width. Extra-large size allows crate to expand as your dog grow.
- Sturdy Construction: This dog kennel is constructed of heavy-duty steel, high tensile strength wire making it dog-tough, highly durable, your puppy will not bend and break it; epoxy coating finish provides resistance against rust, corrosion, and fading! In additionj, rounded edges won't hurt your dog's nose and paws.
- Smart Design: Dog crate with double-door design (front door and side door) provides easier access to your pet. Two heavy duty slide-bolt latches on each door keep your pet safe. This pet kennel work out perfect for you to use when you are away from home to keep your puppies safe, even the most aggressive dogs will not escape.
- Portable and Convenience: Quick and easy to assemble in minutes with no tools required. Once you’re done, quickly folds flat and locks in place for convenient storage. With the help of handle on top, your can easy carry the pet crate for transportation or on the go. Foldable dimensions 35-inches long by 23-inches wide by 3.9-inches tall, perfect for road trips, family vacations, vet visits or everyday home use.
- Indoor and Outdoor Use: This pet crate is ideal for training and transporting well-behaved pets. Comes with a washable and removable plastic tray for easy cleaning， keep dogs away from messing the room up, your puppy will not ruin the house when you go out! This foldable dog cage measures 35.43L x 23.1W x 26.18H inches is suitable for large or medium dog breeds and puppies up to approximately 40-70 pounds.
- 🐕【Dog Crate Made of Durable Materials】: the dog crate Made of high Tensile-Strength wire gauge.The dog cage ideal for training and transporting well-behaved pets. Pet crate epoxy coating finish extends the life of the crate and provides resistance against rust, corrosion, and fading, even in the most extreme climates. Dog crate dog cage pet crate.
- 🐕【Designed to Safe and Comfortable】: The pet cage have two large doors, one on the front and one on the side, are easy to open, close.Heavy duty securely lock with dual latches, providing a safe and secure environment for your pet.The dog cage designed to keep animals safe and comfortable. Pet kennel wire dog crate animal cage.
- 🐕【Easy Assembly】: This dog cage does not require any tool assembly, dog cage can be deployed directly. It only takes a few minutes. The pet cage divider can separate two pets in two spaces.Dog crate pet cage dog cage with divider.
- 🐕【Easy to Clean】: the dog cage includes a durable leak-proof ABS Composite tray that will not stain, warp, corrode or retain pet odors. The pet cage bottom pan features an integrated Lip around the perimeter, to contain any mess from spilling outside the dog kennel. Dog cage with tray pet crate metal dog cage.
- 🐕【Folds Easy to Storage and Portable】: this pet cage with handle is ideal for travel.Fold-and-carry construction dog crate with collapsible design that folds into a package less than 3" Thick. Features a removable carrying handle that can be mounted on any side of the crate as needed. You can easily carry or storage This dog cage.Dog crate with handle metal dog cage dog kennel.
- Dimension: 42L x28W x 30H inch. Universal fits for most brand 42 inch standard wire crate.
- Made of durable and windproof oxford cloth.
- Easy to install, top zipper for portable handle when removing.
- Two entrance doors can be used together or seperately, and mesh window with flap can adjust visibility and ventilation.
- Fix on the wire crate with 5 toggles at the bottom. The wire crate is not inclouded and 1 years warranty.
- 42-inch heavy-duty stackable pet kennel with durable pull-out tray for easy cleaning
- Made of sturdy iron and polypropylene material in a sleek black color
- Top opens for easier in/out access of pets and supplies; lockable casters for smooth-rolling portability and secure placement
- Can be collapsed for compact storage; most parts are assembled for fast, easy setup
- Measures 43.5 by 29.8 by 34.3 inches;
- ☼【EASY TO INSTAL】The dog crate versatile design allows for extremely easy set up and take down to fold and store it away. We assembled dog cage in less than 10 minute, majority of the part of dog kennel already preassembled. dog crate dog cage dog kennel
- ☼【LOCKABLE WHEELS】Our dog cage includes four rolling casters (two lockable) for easy transfer from room to room. Two wheels have locks to prevent accidental movement and keep your dog crate securely in place. The dog dog kennel provides a secure and convenient use in your daily life.dog kennel dog crate dog cage
- ☼【TOP AND FRONT DOOR DESIGN】Top and front door design makes our dog kennel easier to access or feeding your pets. Heavy duty slide-bolt latch securely locks dog crate door in place keeping your dog safely inside their pet home. You pet will love our cage.dog cage dog kennel dog crate
- ☼【REMOVABLE PAN FOR EASY CLEANING】 Our dog crate grated design allows for any soiling to drop to the lower pan to maintain a clean environment for pets. And the dog kennel can easily slide out from the bottom for easy and convenient cleaning.dog crate dog cage dog kennel
- ☼【STURDY AND DURABLE】Our dog kennel made from rust and corrosion-resistant steel,strong and durable, hard to be damaged,nontoxic finished surface keep your dog health and render excellent anti-rust ability.our dog cage is suitable for most medium and large dogs,two locks with the safety buckles to prevent the dogs from opening the door and escaping.dog cage dog kennel dog crate
- Giant double door metal dog crate measures 54L x 37W x 45H Inches and weighs 80.2 pounds. Ideal for extra-large dog breeds weighing over 90 pounds (Great Dane).Specific uses for product : Behaviour.
- Dog Crate is double door configuration w/ sturdy drop-pin assembly. Includes easy to clean / removable tray and patent pending "L-Bar" safety feature
- Durable metal dog crate design w/ 3 heavy duty secure slide-bolt latches per door. Please note this is an XXL dog crate and requires 2 people for assembly
- Drop-pin construction ensures strong and secure dog crate assembly and patented "L" bar on top panel reinforces the dog crate side panels to prevent them bowing inward after assembly. Pan Stop Allows Pan To Be Removed With Doors Closed
- Protective E-coProtective E-coat finish prevents rust for long lasting use and dog crate includes MidWest Guarentee 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty at finish prevents rust for long lasting use and wire dog crate includes 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
- Age Range Description: All Life Stages
- Included Components: Removable Abs Composite Plastic Pan
- 【2-in-1 Dog Crate !】Removable divider allows you to divide the cage into two small cages or remove it to use as one big cage. It means you can keep two puppies with divider or you can removed the divider to accommodate a large dog.The divider also allow you to adjust the length of the living area while your puppy grows. In other words, the cage can accompany your dog through its entire growth stage from puppy to adulthood.
- 【Stackable Feature 】New design with stackable feature to help our customers save more space in house. And it can be stackabled up to 3 Tiers.
- 【Safe & Secure Home】Upgraded 20-gauge steel frame and high tensile strength metal wire make our dog crate much sturdier than others. Two heavy duty slide-bolt latches on each door can ensure ultimate security. Proper ventilation and extra large space make your furry friend comfortable. All of these create a secure place for your dog to fulfill their natural instinct to den.
- 【Easy to Assemble, Store and Transport】Most of this heavy-duty kennel has been pre-assembled, so you can easily set up the cage by one person within 10 minutes.The folding structure makes the cage can be conveniently folded flat for storage and transport.In addition, 360-degree swivel casters with brakes make it easy and safe to roll around.
- 【MONEY BACK GARNTTEE】We are committed to providing our customers with safe and comfortable products. We are guaranteed one year warranty from the date of purchase and lifetime customer service support for rest assured. If there is any problem with the dog kennel, please contact us directly for a free replacement or a full refund.
- 【Kind Tips】 When you first start using a dog crate, your lovely dog may feel anxious and fearful due to the unfamiliar environment. Please put chew toys in the dog kennel or do not lock the door in the early stage. Please use the door lock function after your dog adapts to the dog cage environment.
- 【Easy To Assemble&Portable】You just need to unfold the small dog crate and connect it with snaps (No Tools Needed), you can quickly get a cute small dog kennel indoor, foldable design, for easy car travel and transport
- 【Sturdy&Durable Puppy Cage】The puppy crate is made of strong carbon steel metal, rust and corrosion preventionthe, create a safe and comfortable training and resting space for your dog
- 【Double Door Puppy Crate】Kotlie dog crate small has a sliding front door and low entrance for easy feeding and puppy access. The top door detaches to easily switch between playpen modes, allowing you to enter into enjoyable interactions with your furry companion, Kotlie dog cage is ideal for rest, training, observation
- 【Easy To Clean Puppy Cage】The dog crate indoor with divider and drawer tray make cleaning a breeze. Small dog cage indoor size 24"*17.6"*20.55" for small dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small pets weighing 30lb and below. If your dog weight or size is large, we recommend that you purchase a larger size pet cage
- 【Perfect Home Decoration】Kotlie 24-inch dog crate small With carefully selected colors and a modern design, it seamlessly blends with your home style, creating an appealing aesthetic. Provide your pet with a secure and cozy home
- 【Buy Now】Kotlie as a seller and manufacturer has a professional R&D, manufacturing and after-sales team and a 1 year warranty, if you have any questions please contact us. You can totally trust Kotlie is a brand you can trust
Dog crates are basically used for security and transportation of dogs. They provide dogs a place of refuge while they are traveling to new surroundings or while they are at home. Moreover, dog crates are used to toilet train a new puppy, limit access as the dog learns rules, ensure the safety of the dog, confine a dog in locations where it can’t legally, safely, or freely roam, or to restrict the dog when visitors visit your house.
Crate training makes dogs familiar to the crate, which allows them to rest inside it without any stress. A dog crate is similar to a baby’s crib or a toddler’s playpen since it allows the owner to do their work without continuously monitoring their pet. However, you must ensure that you don’t lock your dog for a long time inside a dog crate since it can harm the dog mentally and psychologically.
Types of dog crates
There are various types of dog crates available on the market. These are:
Solid plastic dog crates
These are generally more suitable for dogs as compared to other dog crates for secure travel, like in an airplane. These crates are also safer than wire crates in car accidents. However, solid plastic dog crates can’t be folded for storage and take ample space.
Aluminum dog crates
These dog crates come in both folding and fixed options. They are light in weight and durable since they are made using the right bracing. Aluminum crates don’t corrode and provide an excellent vision and airflow for dogs. They are ideal for car travel and at veterinary hospitals.
Plus, you can use an aluminum dog crate as a permanent dog den inside the home and as a breeding kennel. Some of these crates are equipped with solid walls and others have bars. The latter ones are more appropriate for dogs who want to see out of the crate for their comfort. Other dogs may like the feel of a den with solid walls for their safety.
Wire dog crates
These dog crates can be generally folded for transport or storage, even though this might be a bit hard since they are quite heavy for their size. Wire crates provide more flow of air to the dog and a clear inside view to people. Wire dog crates come in different sizes, which make them ideal for both dogs and puppies. Moreover, these crates are made of strong wires that can withstand pawing or chewing of overexcited dogs.
Wire dog crates are usually used at veterinary hospitals, kennels, and in car travel. Many pads and covers are also available for these types of dog crates. They make these crates more comfortable and safe for dogs. Wire crates can also be found at dog shows since they allow spectators to clearly see the dogs. Plus, the winning sashes, ribbons, and rosettes can be hung on these dog crates for display.
Soft-sided/fabric dog crates
These crates have fabric on a metal frame. You can easily fold these dog crates for transport or storage. Soft-sided crates are lightweight and provide security, airflow, and visibility to the dog. These affordable crates are ideal for temporarily housing a pet. However, fabric dog crates can’t be used for dogs that generally chew or dig at the crate. Moreover, soft-sided dog crates are inapt for moving dogs in vehicles.
Dog tents are quite similar to soft-sided dog crates. It’s just that they are ultra lightweight and can be folded to a smaller size. This allows you to easily take dog tents almost anywhere and stuff them into tent bags.
Dog tents are great for dog owners who want to pack their dog crates in suitcases or cramped vehicles or who want to camp, hike, or love dog sports. However, similar to soft crates, dog tents are not appropriate for moving dogs in vehicles or for dogs that are not housebroken.
Travel dog crates
As the name suggests, these crates are particularly designed for transporting pets in vehicles. Some of these crates can also be used on airplanes. Plus, a few travel dog crates can be used for dog crate training or in your home.
Decorative dog crates
These are made of rattan, finished wood, and other custom products that are made to match the décor of your home. They look attractive with a furniture-like appearance. Plastic or wood crates are ideal for experienced dogs that have been trained for the crate. Decorative dog crates are generally not suitable for transportation and for destructive dogs. However, they provide an enclosure to your dog at home.
Factors to consider while buying a dog crate
Before you buy a dog crate, make sure you consider the factors written below. These include:
- Sizes: Dog crates come in different sizes. You need to choose one according to the size of your dog. This not only includes its height and weight but also its girth and length. The right size of dog crate will let your dog fully turn around, stand up, and stretch out.
- Materials: Dog crates are made of different materials, such as metal, wire, fabric, plastic, wood, etc. You need to choose one as per your requirements.
- Safety: The dog crate you purchase should be safe for your dog while it’s locked inside it.
- Style: Dog crates come in different styles. You can choose one according to your preferences and requirements.
- Durability: Make sure the dog crate you buy is durable enough. It should be made of high-quality and sturdy raw materials.
- Portability: If you intend to carry your dog crate with you for transporting your dog or for any other reason, then you must make sure that the dog crate is portable. This means that it should be small in size, lightweight, and easy to carry around.
- Cost: You must check the price of the dog crate you want to buy in order to know that it fits your budget. Prices of dog crates differ from one brand to another.
When you consider all these factors for buying a dog crate, you can get the right crate for your dog.
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