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December 16, 2018 2 min read

How to Choose a Dog Crate

Dogs are a beloved part of the family for many. When it comes to their comfort and safety, owners always want to do the right thing. A dog crate not only protects the dog from getting into trouble, but it also keeps them away from causing damage to the home.

If you're in the market for a dog crate, check out this guide.

Multi-Use Crates

If you're going to invest good money in a dog crate, you might as well make sure it has multiple uses. There are many dog crates that serve multiple uses. 

For example, you can choose a crate that you can keep at home and use it for everyday needs, but that it can also double as a travel crate. It might help you when you want to take your dog to the vet.

If you're the type of person that travels with their dog, a multi-use crate is the best option. You can choose from a breakdown metal or a fabric crate.

Crates that Fit your Decor

For many dog owners, there's nothing worse than coming home and looking at an ugly crate staring at them. 

For owners who value their decor, there are dog crates that blend into their home decor. There are a few options for them, for example, wooden crates that double as a side table or resin wicker crates. 

These crates won't make homeowners feel like their style is getting ruined by a large metal crate. 

The Type of Materials

Depending on the size or breed of the dog, you might require different materials.

Plastic dog crates, for example, combine different elements such as a chrome-plated door and a poly-blend that is durable. These crates are meant to be leak-proof and well ventilated. 

Travel crates are usually made of heavy-duty materials to support either airplane or car travel. They're also well ventilated and allow for great visibility.

Wire dog crates are some of the most convenient since they can fold down so you can store them anywhere. These are also some of the easiest to clean. 

Think of the Size

Before you consider buying a crate, you have to keep the size of your dog in mind. If you have a small breed puppy, chances are, you might not need to buy multiple crates. 

Those with large dog breeds, however, might have to get a few different crates as the dog goes from a puppy to a full-grown dog.

Don't Overlook Safety

You should always have safety in mind when it comes to dog crates. Before you make the purchase, look up reviews and look for safety red flags. 

Remember that you should also travel with safety. If you're going on a road trip, ensure the crate is properly secure. 

Choosing the Right Dog Crate

Now that you know what to look for in a dog crate, is the time you start shopping. 

Decide the type of material, versatility, and safety features of the crate. 

Looking for the best products for your best friend? Check out our full collection of products.

Did you know that about68 percent of U.S. households own a pet? 60 million of households own a dog. 


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