Dog crates are safe, effective, and inexpensive. They can be an essential addition to your dog's training while ensuring their safety and well being. Crates are very useful for transporting as well. In fact a large majority of pet travel crates are airline approved. Older dogs think of a crate as their personal bedroom, a safe haven where they can avoid the hustle and bustle of their human friends, kids and other dogs or puppies. And they are very useful in keeping your pets out of "off limits" areas in your home. Using a crate is a favorite way to housebreak a dog, as they instinctively keep where they sleep and eat unsoiled and clean. You can also find attractive wooden crates that will blend in with your furniture.
One type of dog crate is the folding wire dog crate. It is made of wire panels on all four sides and the top and bottom too. They will actually fold up flat making for easy carrying. These crates are not that expensive and will be a welcome addition to your pet supplies. They are great for every home and offer a wide assortment of sizes and functionalities. You can buy them with one or more doors and some models come with dividers too. Removable crate covers and fitted bedding not only make a wire crate more comfortable for your dog but will actually reduce barking and stress.
Soft dog crates are the latest in dog comfort and are lightweight, compact, and affordable. They are strong, and transport easily. A soft dog crate is a good option for small dogs or puppies. These crates offer a wider choice of design than wire or plastic crates. They are usually constructed of canvas nylon mesh or nylon with frames of composite or aluminum tubing making for soft sides or even a tent style crate. These dog crates are awesome space savers and they're speedy to assemble and disassemble. They can also be easily folded for storage or transporting in addition to being lightweight.
Plastic crates have been in use for a long time and are still as functional as ever. They come in a variety of sizes and are usually rated by weight capacity. Many dog owners think the lightweight a plastic dog crate is still the best way to transport their pet. A plastic crate will have either one or two wire doors that can be locked, are extremely well ventilated and have a convenient carry handle on top. They even come with accessories such as attachable food and/or water tray.