Small Dog Crate - Durable, Easy To Assemble, Yet Sturdy
Are you in search of a small dog crate for your pooch? Then look no further because you have landed at the right place. In this piece I will tell you about some of the most important criteria which are required while choosing a small dog crate for your dog. It is always better to choose a crate which is easy to maintain and is big enough for your pet. So let's get started.
This is one of the three major criteria which is to be kept in mind while buying a small dog crate. It is always better to go for the top choice and since the market is flooded with hundreds of varieties, I will not trouble you to identify the best. Midwest iCrate is easily pick for the top most compact and most reliable small dog crate available in the market and is almost same to first choice with regards to non-barking non-breathing dogs. Quality-wise the frame is secured with two side locking bolt latches on the door to safely hold the door firmly in place. Durability and strength are guaranteed all the way through life and since it has polyurethane foam as well, I think the price tag on this product cannot be ignored.
Now let's move on to another very popular kind of small crates which is known as plastic crates. While they may be inexpensive in comparison to the other two, I feel that their durability suffers a bit. The biggest problem with plastic crates is that they are not very attractive in looks and come across as being rather cheap. In addition to this, these plastic crates are not very secure because you cannot put anything heavier or bigger into them. Therefore I would recommend these plastic crates only if you are going to use them for breeding dogs and very small dogs only because they cannot accommodate any bigger sized dogs.
Another option that you have at hand is a multi-purpose adjustable ratchet/floor safe crate. These crates come in different sizes and with various options such as different sizes of doors, multiple doors, ventilation holes in the corners and each door having a different size opening. You can lock the doors of these crates to ensure your dog's safety. However, because of the design of these ratchets there is no way that you can tell whether the dog will escape even with the door closed. Therefore these ratchets fall short in terms of security.
Another option is to go for adjustable metal crates which are quite sturdy and durable. However, if you have pets such as large terriers, they may not prefer to stay in these metal crates because they are too big in size and may find it difficult to fit inside. If you are thinking of these metal crates, then go for the ones with secure latches and latched doors as well. These types of crates are not only durable, but they are also secured with latches that can be adjusted to maintain the space in whatever dimensions your pet requires.
One of the simplest ways of buying the right crate is by simply going for the basic design of a crate which is an open top crate. You can buy these in either black or brown color and with either one or two different styles of handles and doors. The basic crate comes with a rectangular shaped bottom which has a single rectangular panel in the middle. This panel has a single horizontal section which has three points and a ridge. These points are spaced evenly on the panel so that you can clearly identify the areas that your pet can stand.
There are also crates that have plastic sides and panels and with metal bars along the top and bottom of the crate which are easily distinguishable as an airline approved kennel. There are many plastic crates which are readily available in different sizes and shapes. They are made from either aluminum or steel and can be easily assemble by your child in minutes. However, if you would want something more substantial, you can opt for something like the fiberglass crates which are made of either polyethylene or galvanized steel and can easily withstand both extreme cold and extreme heat.
The most common of all is the wire mesh crate which is good for larger dogs. It has a sturdy bottom panel with a wide sturdy mesh and is easily assemble and disassemble with ease. It is heavy duty and will remain solid for long periods of time. It will keep your puppy safe and secure and when you purchase one, you can be sure it will last for many years to come.