Every dog owner will tell you that dogs enjoy curling up in a special area in their house that makes them feel safe and secure. ‘Dens’ are instinctive leftovers from the period in which Wolves inhabited them. In order for your dog to feel safe, you should provide a place for him to den. This behavior is often referred to as ‘dining’. Often large dog crates can be used for this purpose. In order to make the best choice, you need to know a few things about dog crates.
When viewed from a human perspective, a dog crate looks very simple. We may associate dog crates with prisons or confined spaces, but in your dog’s eyes, they may mean something entirely different. Your dog may turn a crate into a safe haven, somewhere he can retreat for some alone time if it is introduced correctly to it. Having a place for your dog to go when the family life gets too much is important.
Dimensions and Shapes
It is possible to find dog crates of many sizes and shapes. The market is very diverse, so different manufacturers have offered many different products. The average dog crate is made from durable thick plastic with vents or openings around the sides, which will allow your dog to breathe easily and also prevent condensation from gathering. Now that your dog crate can be used inside your home, you can purchase decorative ones and even crate tables that can serve as side tables.
Among the alternatives to plastic crates are aluminum crates, wicker crates with fleece linings, and padded ones with a soft inner lining. In order to determine the size of crate you need, you should consider the type you select. It is important to take into account your dog’s physical limitations when deciding the size. If your dog needs special attention or is disabled, you must adjust the size accordingly. Crates should be big enough for your dog to stand up and turn around with at least four inches of extra room. You should obtain information about the average body size of the dog breed you own so you know and give yourself room to grow.
The better option is to get a crate that is too large than to get a crate that leaves your dog feeling cramped and confined. Using the crate as her special place is going to be an important part of your dog’s upbringing. Your dog’s crate should be introduced gradually in small steps to make the transition as easy as possible.
It seems that triangle dog crate is a common component of dog training. Your dog should come to you when you are sitting next to the crate. You should give your dog plenty of praise and treats when she comes to you. You can then place one in the crate’s mouth, and repeat the process with lots of praise and positive reinforcement. Towards the end of this process, you will throw a treat into the cage and allow your dog to explore it. This will allow you to use the command “In your kennel” to eventually get your dog into her crate.
Last but not least, your dog must eat her meals either in or at her mouth in order for the crate to become a special place. You will automatically convince your dog that this is a special place by linking it to food. You may end up having trouble getting your dog out of the crate as she eventually uses the crate under her own conviction!
The most important thing to remember when leaving your pet in its crate is that you should not keep him in there for more than six hours since boredom can lead to behavioral problems. It is also important to note that a puppy needs to relieve himself regularly in a kennel if it is a puppy.