Read This if You Need Help With Dog Crate Sizes
There are many shapes and sizes of dog crates to choose from. What is more important than the shapes or sizes are the dog crate sizes.
Other than the size and age of your dog, there are other considerations when choosing dog crate sizes. A dog crate may be used for house training or travelling. The right size is important to achieve the goal of using a dog crate. For instance, you won’t be able to successful house break your pet if the crate is two big and he learns to do his business on the corner of the crate that is farthest from where he can sit or lie down.
Meanwhile, you need not view your dog’s crate as a cage. The crate can be regarded as your pet’s den. By nature, dog’s need their own den. With that you can pretty much say that your dog’s crate can be his shelter. In this case, the crate should be enough to make the dog feel comfortable and protected.
So what is really the important factor to consider when choosing the size of the crate. There is no hard and fast rule for this. You just need to determine what the crate is for and what your dog really needs.
If you are still feeling confused then start with taking the measurements of your dog and you can find many articles and guides online. You can also find suggestions of the right crate size for your dog through the internet. Ideally the height of the crate should be 2-4 inches more than the dog’s when he is standing on all fours. By the way, the height of the erect ears is considered. For the width of the crate, the full size or length of the dog’s tail is not considered. It is just the length between the base of the tail and the tip of the dog’s nose that should be taken. Then add 2-4 inches to that width. you may have to add a couple of inches more if the dog has thick tail. The dog’s heigh while sitting should also be taken into consideration. On the other hand if the owner is unable to take the dog’s measurements on his or her own she can seek advice from a vet or from the dog crate manufacturer.
By now you should have a better idea when it comes to choosing the right dog crate size for your puppy or dog. Keep in mind that general rules on dog crates may not apply to all dogs. You should consider your very reason for having a dog crate as well as your pet’s needs.