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Basic Information about Dog Crates
There are two basic kinds of dog crates, and these are the wire crates and the hard plastic crates. Depending on why you need a crate for your dog, these two types of crates are actually both good. Since both types of crates would cost similar, and can be broken down or taken apart and put back together easily, these features will not be the basis of your decision in choosing which one you will get. In instances when you take your dog to training or somewhere around in your locality, the wire crate would be more portable.
When flying with your dog on a plane, it is recommended that you use an airline-approved hard plastic cage. Be aware that airlines are very strict in allowing what crates on the plane for the safety of the canines. Wire crates are not favoured because this material can easily be bent during the flight that would lead to harming a dog. The more favoured cage is the hard plastic cage which is usually airline-approved, and it is recommended that the label and statement of this approval should be present on the cage. Hard plastic crates come with ventilation holes for air circulation and wire grill as door so the dog can see out and air is more available and circulated. Dogs cannot easily escape from both cages.
If you go to training classes or dog events with your dog, wire crates are the better option. Since wire crates are more open, your dog can see more outside it while waiting around and the dog can feel being a part of what is going on. Since wire plastics can be crushed more easily during accidents, they cannot provide much protection to your dog and this is one disadvantage of the type. Both types of crates are good though if you are just using it at home for your dog to sleep and hang out.
Dog crates are not difficult to find, since they are readily available in your local pet store, or you can search through online and find companies selling dog products, and also at building supply stores and discount stores.
Depending on the kind of breed your dog is, crate manufacturers will suggest the best size for your dog. Note that if your crate is too big for your dog, he or she will not be too safe when your travel in your car.
Dogs would like their crates once you introduce it to them, and your choice is really your personal preference, except when you are flying on a plane where you have to use a hard plastic cage.
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