There are several kinds of dog cages to choose from, everything from metal to plastic to fabric or even some wooden or decorative cages are available on the market as well. It can get overwhelming trying to figure out which one is best for you and your dog.
One of the most important things to keep in mind when picking the right cage or Hundburar.
In the size of the cage you should get your puppy should only have one enough room to turn around and lay down in their cage. They should not be able to play on one side and wee on the other side they also should not be able to pace and circle as this actually allows them to build up their anxiety while in the cage.
Metal cages are easier to adjust as puppies grow because most metal cages come with a divider that can be moved as your puppy grows. There’s something about coziness and comfort that the plastic cage provides that the metal cage does not. The metal cage tends to be more open and airy unless you cover them. The key to covering the cage is to make sure that you have something bigger over the top such as the piece of plywood and cardboard so that when you put the sheet over the top the sides.
The benefits of the metal cage are that they don’t topple over if you use them for traveling. Typically dogs are not able to break the metal cages. Most metal cages have a tray that can be easily removed for cleaning purposes.
Plastic cages are far easier to clean, they are very durable, most of them are made of a thicker plastic that’s pretty hard to break.
Most plastic cages travel well in a vehicle or flying. But make sure that if your puppy’s cage has a smaller base it may be easier to tip over in a vehicle and for that reason, you may need to secure it in the vehicle using a seat belt or straps. Plastic cages don’t fold well and if you get a cheap one they don’t last as long you may need to upgrade as your puppy grows and sometimes they can be bulky to carry. No matter what cage you get, make good investments don’t buy a cheap one to save the buck. You’ll spending more money in the long run when you keep replacing broken cages.
Wooden And Decorative Cages
Wooden and decorative cages are not long lasting they can be easily destroyed when a puppy going through their teething and chewing phase. They are definitely harder to clean and they tend to be more expensive than the other options. Because they are a decorative piece for your home. The wooden cages might be a good investment if your puppy is well last the teething and chewing stage.
Soft Sided Cage
One cage I never suggest for puppy is the soft sided cage. Most of these can be easily chewed in a matter of minutes and if your puppy has an accident, they are much harder to clean. They tend to be very stinky and smelly very quickly and they don’t last as long. Really the only benefit is that they can easily be folded up and move to another location.
If the cage is too big you are going to notice that your dog has a lot more accidents in their cage. This is because the more movement they are allowed to have in there to more their system is going to be processing, ideally, we want them to remain just in calm relaxed and resting while in their cage.