Buying a Crate Should Be Easy for All Dog Owners
There are many shapes and sizes of dog crates to choose from. What is more important than the shapes or sizes are the dog crate sizes.
Dog owners should choose the appropriate dog crate sizes while taking into consideration the type of dog it will be used for as well as its purpose. Dog crates are essential when travelling with your pet or when house training them. The right size is important to achieve the goal of using a dog crate. For example, if the crate is too big for the dog when you are house training, he will later find out that he can “go” in that part of the crate that is away from where he can sit and sleep while he is inside.
Meanwhile, you need not view your dog’s crate as a cage. The crate can be regarded as your pet’s den. The need to have a private place such as a den is inherent in dogs. Having said that, it can be concluded that a crate can be the dog’s shelter. For this pupose, it is important for the dog to feel cozy and safe inside his crate.
So how do you really determine what size or dog crate is right for your dog? The answer to this is very simple. You simple take into consideration the needs of your dog or the purpose for buying the dog crate.
Technically, you would want to start with your dog’s size and weight and to learn how to measure that there are helpful resources that you can find on the internet. You can also find suggestions of the right crate size for your dog through the internet. As a tip, the crate should be 2-4 inches taller than the dog’s head when he is in a standing position. For dog’s with erect ears, the ears must be included. For the width of the crate, the full size or length of the dog’s tail is not considered. It is just the length between the base of the tail and the tip of the dog’s nose that should be taken. From there, add two inches. you may have to add a couple of inches more if the dog has thick tail. moreover you also need to take the measurement of the dog while he is in a sitting position. On the other hand if the owner is unable to take the dog’s measurements on his or her own she can seek advice from a vet or from the dog crate manufacturer.
By now you should have a better idea when it comes to choosing the right dog crate size for your puppy or dog. Take note that dogs have different needs and what work’s for your dog may not work for other dogs. Always take note of the function the crate will serve and the dog’s needs when choosing dog crate sizes.