Finding Parallels Between Crates and Life
You might be concerned when it comes to using a dog crate for your dog. Whether it is for discouraging chewing, house breaking process or for aiding in traveling. You have to first remember that all dogs are pack animals by nature. To show that they still have the characteristics and qualities of their ancestors, most dogs like to run alongside other dogs.
The natural need to have their own den is also an ancestral characteristic. You should not be worried that you are putting your dog inside a cage. The dog crates look like a small den. In a normal environment a den can be a narrow passage or a shallow hole which is comfortable and big enough to turn around, stand up, lie down and to offer protection from predators. Therefore when you are looking for a good dog crate, you should consider all the natural tendencies of the dog.
Consider these points to find out the height and length of your dog crate. While the dog is in a standing position, find out the length of the dog crate by measuring from the tip of your dog’s nose to the base of the dogs tail. You should not measure up to the end of your dog’s tail because the crate will become very long. However, measure a few inches of the tail if the dog has a hard or thick tail.
To get the right height of your dog crate, measure when the dog is sitting from the floor up to the tallest part of the nose of your dog. This gives you the shortest dog crate height. If your dog has ear which are erect, then you have to measure the height of the ears also. The width of your dog crate will be determined by the height and length that you chose.
Another alternative is to go online and consult about the different sizes of dog crates from their manufacturers. You may also get alternative information of the dog crate sizes from dog breed websites. From these websites you get the right dog crate for your dog. If the dog crate is big enough, your dog will easily section the crate into sleeping and restroom area. You also need to remember that all dogs are not the same, therefore you should ensure that you make an informed decision by considering charts and measurements. While making this decision, you also have to consider the weight of the dog.
Do not choose a crate too large or too small. Dogs cannot soil their sleeping area. And with a large crate, they will not feel safe or secure. They will not feel safe and secure in a larger crate. A large dog crate will not provide safety and security for your dog.