How do you use a dog crate? Don’t know how to pick the best one for your dog? You will need answers to these questions before you can buy a large dog crate.
Introduction to Dog Crates and Large Dogs
A large dog can be very destructive especially when they are young and don’t understand or know the boundaries in your home, one way to protect your home from a large dog is using the crate training technique. Online, there are wooden dog crates offer excellent places for your pet to live that doesn’t interfere with your home decor! With a large dog crate you will be able to create your dog’s space, a bit like his sanctuary, somewhere he can go to sleep when tired and also where he will be when you sleep, or you are going out.
One question I get asked a lot is ‘is it cruel to lock a dog in a dog crate?’ If you take into consideration that dogs are ‘den’ animals, then the answer is clearly no, Look at where they want to spend most of their sleep and relaxation time – under the furniture, away in the corner of a place. In the wild – foxes and wolves are known to dig holes to hide away.
You will only need the crate for 12 months. By then your dog will like his crate so you can continue to use if you choose, if not you will need to wean him away from the dog crate slowly.
As you have the large dog you will need a large dog crate; you will see plastic ones around, but they are mostly used for transporting your dog.
You need one that is very sturdy; most are made of durable metallic plastic coated wiring. My personal favorite is the Midwest Starter Series Pet Crate, a little bit more expensive than some other crates but comes with lots of room for your dog and constructed of a durable black Electra-Coat finish and is large enough for a St. Bernard.