Carry a Lot of Closets For Your Pet
Not all dogs require large dog crates. But that does not mean you should always purchase a large crate for your pet dog if he/she will be crate trained. Crate training isn't just an extension of basic dog training and therefore should start immediately upon arrival.
Large dogs have the ability to growl and for this reason are better suited for large dog crate training. If you have chosen a gentle giant or other larger dog breed then crate training can be a breeze. Gentle giants are usually very obedient and love to please their owners. But some large breeds such as bulldogs may react more to rough handling or even biting so, if you choose a gentle giant make sure you let them know you expect this from them.
It can be best to choose a crate that is easy to open and close. The size of your dog's crate should be in proportion with their size. You can choose from collapsible crate sets or collapsible wire crate sets. Choose the type of fabric that matches your pet's personality traits. You can choose a thick fleece for a timid or gentle giant or a soft nylon for a snappy or excitable dog. But no matter what, you should ensure that the material is strong enough to withstand your pet and the weight of your pet.
Another thing you can do when training your pet is to create a divider. Buy a divider made from durable plastic, wire or fabric. When you divide your pet's space into divider sets then it helps them to be more manageable. You can even use partition to separate large areas of your home. Some dog crates come with divider systems built in so they come with pre-cut divider system that eliminates the need to go out and buy one.
A good crate with divider panel should have enough room for three people to comfortably cuddle with each other. The divider panel should provide approximately one third of the available space inside the crate so it is easily accessible. If the divider panel is not removable then you are not limiting the amount of available space inside the dog crate. Just make sure you remove it before cleaning or any potential accidents.
Latches with removable latches are best. This is because most dogs have difficulty removing their latches when they get stuck. To ensure maximum safety, you should use latches with locking devices. Some dog crates come with special latches that offer multiple locking options such as magnetic latches, slip resistant latches, etc. You can choose from a wide range of latches depending on the type of flooring that you have. For example, if you have tile flooring then you can consider ceramic latches since they are very strong and durable.
In choosing a large dog crate for your pooch, you will also need to choose the right size of the crate. Choose a crate with sufficient length and width so that your pooch can easily turn around and lay down. The ideal size for a large dog crate is around 16 inches long by the same width; however, this might not always be the case. If your pooch grows larger over time then you might need to invest in a new large dog crate or a larger sized dog bed. Keep in mind that an incorrectly sized crate can actually be harmful to your pet since he or she might knock the entire contents down!
If you are looking for a divider panel that has a close-fitting lid, then the best choice would be those made from canvas. The advantage of these types of large dog crates is that they have a close-fitting lid with a fabric divider panel that is collapsible. This is ideal for those of you who like to use their crates as a sleeping place for your pet. Choose a fabric divider panel that has either a fold-down design or a carrying handle - this will ensure that you can keep the lid closed while keeping your pet safe and secure.