Picking the right crate for your dog can be a challenge. The process can be simplified by taking the time to consider three major factors, size, type, and expense of the dog crate. Thinking about these three factors can help you swiftly and correctly choose the right crate for your dog.
The first consideration for choosing the right crate for your dog is the size of your dog. A tiny bulldog will need a smaller size than a huge retriever. Age is can also be a factor in size. The retriever will be a smaller puppy than the bulldog. Be sure to get your dog’s crate based on his adult size if the purpose of the crate is to serve as a container while you are not home. If the crate is being purchased for travel, such as moving from one place to another via an airline, make sure to get the crate sized for his present size.
The second major consideration is the type of crate. A wire crate would be just fine for a place to keep your dog out of trouble when you are at the office. However, most airline carriers would prefer a hard top crate for transporting your pooch. In choosing the type of crate to purchase for your dog, consider what purpose he will be in the crate.
The third major consideration is the budget you have for your dog’s crate. Some crates can be quite elaborate, while others are very basic. Basic crates will cost less than an elaborate one. Be sure no matter where on the scale the crate is it fits the scale of the budget. It also should fit the tastes of its occupant. Some dogs require lots of active attention, while others are quite happy with an old blanket to sleep on when you are available.
Choosing a dog crate for your dog can be easy if you keep in mind the size, type, and expense of the crate. These thoughts will be able to help guide you from long aisles full of dog crates to the one that is best for your dog. The right crate will make you both happy with the purchase.