Dog lovers understand that sometimes the chaotic movement of their pet in the apartment is better to limit. For this, it is best not to lock in the bathroom or on the balcony, but to build a home cage for your beloved dog with your own hands!
Aviaries differ depending on which breeds they are intended for and where they will be located. There are soft, collapsible, and metal enclosures. Which one to choose depends on your skills and cash.
Domestic aviaries are less popular, and sometimes their existence is puzzling. But you can’t do without them if:
The dog, which just gave birth, is vital to a cozy and secluded place. In it, she will be able to rest in bed without worrying about the safety of her puppies. The last time you will also need a quiet place, separating them from the still unfamiliar, huge, and terrible world.
When puppies grow a little, the owner already realizes the need for a room cage. The fact is that the younger kids are extremely active; they love to try everything for a tooth; they can create a lot of damage to the apartment.
An aviary will also prove useful when training silvers to the toilet. – Many recommendations on how to do this begins with the words "Put a puppy in an aviary."
Pets are jealous of the attention of the owner – they faithfully love him! But sometimes this jealousy can become dangerous, especially if a defenseless kitten, another puppy or child has appeared at home. The animal will probably be nervous and protesting. To help all family members adapt to the new situation, it is worthwhile to equip the aviary for a while.
For small dogs.
To settle a small lap dog on an ongoing basis in an open-air cage is a great solution. After a while, the dog will get used to the fact that he has his own house, with food, a bedroom, and a place for a toilet. So he will not write in the corners and interfere with the owner to sleep, do not foul in your absence. For the same games, and on returning home, it can always be released.
Home aviary for a small dog should not be somehow super expensive: you only need 2000 rubles maximum and 2-3 hours of free time!
Portable Aviary need if you are planning a picnic with a pet. The fact is that domestic dogs in nature can be confused and either run away or fall into a stupor from fright. To save the nerves of yourself and your pet, introduce him to the world around him gradually: within the enclosure.
How to do it yourself?
In order not to spend extra money, the dog’s housing problem can be solved at home. The main thing is to choose the right location of the home, size, and material.
Domestic aviaries are divided into two categories:
. They can be installed anywhere in the apartment and moved from place to place. The playpen, as they are also called, is perfect for a bitch with puppies: kids will not be able to overcome the fence, but their mother will have the opportunity to walk around the house whenever she wants.
Dimensions, Of course, selected individually depending on your dog, but as a rule for a puppy will be enough height of 40 cm and 0.5 square meters.
For small adult mini dogs – height up to 80 cm and an area of 1.5 square meters.
It is not recommended to build an open-air cage less than these sizes since each doggie needs free space. Besides, you will want to put in his "shelter" necessary accessories for baby.
In general, the more will be the playpen, the faster the puppies will learn to go to the toilet in one place, and sleep and play in another! If there is little space in the aviary, then the kids always go where they pee and carry the smell throughout the arena. Such an open-air cage will quickly become a breeding ground for all sorts of bacterial infections, and it will be better to burn it out. wash your puppy thoroughly.
So, how to build an enclosure for a dog or puppy with your own hands?
The easiest and cheapest do-it-yourself option for small dogs in the apartment is a metal enclosure made of a chain-link mesh. How to do it:
To make a do-it-yourself, homemade net, you must:
You will need:
How to build a room enclosure with hands with wood:
If you are making a playpen from wood or plywood, then you need to soak it with something non-toxic, such as Aquatex or the like.
Try to make for your little dog a soft corral of a shaped tube:
1. Cut the pipes to the height you need. Leave 5 cm on each side to fit the parts!
2. Each part (pipe section) is inserted into the fitting (connecting part of the pipeline). Ideally, you need to heat the pipes beforehand so that they hold tight, but this is not necessary! The main thing – to show strength!
3. We connect tees with segments of approximately 5 cm.
The sequence in the pictures:
The most ideal home playpen for puppies! We recommend the use of laminated chipboard (chipboard). From it turns out excellent and simple, and most importantly cheap square aviary. In addition, chipboard is much thicker than plywood, so it will last longer. It is easy to take care and disinfect for such an arena, and the smooth surface does not allow to hook on the walls with teeth and excludes the possibility of splinters.
Try to make a playpen as large as possible so that the dog is comfortable. Making to horror is simple: you need to connect the chipboard boards with a bar in the corners, and on top of the arena strengthen corners.
In one of the walls with indentation of about 20 cm from the corner make the door. The lower edge of the door is located at a height of 18 cm from the floor. The upper edge is not lower than the walls of the arena. The door is hung on 2-3 hinges. Two valves are installed on the inner side (one is not enough – they will be knocked out).
Under the door, it is better to make a high threshold of 10–20 cm so that the little ones do not accidentally fall when mother goes for a walk.
And what if there is absolutely no money or time for these delights? Looking for a cardboard box! It is enough to cut through the entrance to it, to cast the same linoleum and diapers on the bottom and that’s it, the house is ready.
This, of course, temporary housing! Its main disadvantage: absorbency and fragility under the teeth of a dog. Therefore, it will be necessary to change the cardboard house once a week, if not more often.
Just look at these beautiful dogs enclosures right in the apartment:
This option is convenient and beautiful, but not desirable: you can cool the psyche of your pet, constantly taking or throwing different things on its roof
We do not recommend soft options, because they are difficult to wash and they are very absorbent odors. In addition, the puppy and the adult dog in it will be very scary
If the room is poorly heated, it is better to warm the enclosure. Under the linoleum, put a piece of insulation or a synthetic blanket.
Every morning (if you have puppies) and two times a week (if you are an adult) you need to carry out a full treatment and washing of the open-air cage (special puppy). Throw out all the dirty diapers without pity. The floor and walls of the arena can be washed with something disinfectant, but after that, you have to walk two times with plain water and air the room! Otherwise, puppies or little dogs will get poisoned!
Be sure to wipe dry and cover again.
How to teach?
A puppy has just appeared in your house, how to accustom him to the arena: Immediately place him in the house so that he knows that this is only his territory. Do not take it out too often and unceremoniously, show respect!
When the puppy is still tiny, it is necessary to bring it into the aviary, pronouncing the command "place". The probability that the puppy will quietly fall asleep, there is quite large, but if this does not happen, and he will immediately run out, do not swear, but try again.
Place food and water in the same place so that the puppy understands that this territory is useful and non-hostile for him!
Do not close it immediately; let the dog enter and leave as much as he wants. Otherwise, your dog will perceive being in the aviary as a punishment. The dog will feel lonely and abandoned!
If you already want to teach an adult dog to the aviary, then you need to follow 2 rules: 1) do not punish the dog when it is in the aviary, 2) do not close the door of it, so that the dog can freely get out of it all the time.
If the dog flatly refuses to live in an open-air cage, go for a trick: put inside the insanely forbidden, but such a favorite delicacy or toy, for which a dog, one way or another, will go down. When this happens, the animal must be praised. An open-air cage can also be turned into an arena for games: throw the toy inside so that the dog can reach it.
Create a feeling in your dog and puppy that the aviary is her personal and beautiful refuge in which she can feel herself the mistress. Do not rummage in her toys there and do not punish for the disorder: this is only her territory.
Be sure to go first with the dog inside and talk to her, praise, caress. Let the playpen be associated with something enjoyable.