Cage for dogs. What is this – mockery or good? Advantages and disadvantages.
I knew about the existence of cages for dogs for a long time, but, to be honest, I was very skeptical about them. After all, the dog is not a parrot and not a hamster. Therefore, at first, we chose the first-aviary option. I regretted buying a cage in the very first week — the cumbersome, noisy fence consisting of 6 sections did not want to associate the puppy with a place and a den. Despite the couch and bowls standing there, the puppy didn’t want to go in there. Attempts to leave the puppy aviary failed in terms of security for the puppy, and he tried to stand on the section with his front paws, causing the paws to fall through the grille. In my opinion, it is quite dangerous, and you can hurt the paw. In general, the aviary was sold. And the problem is back again.
Then I began to read about the cells. On the Internet a lot of information on this topic. All it boils down to the fact that if you correctly approach the issue of accustoming to the cage, the puppy will perceive it as a den, mink. The only thing is to try to optimally choose the size of the cell so that in the future it would not be small and did not have to change it to a larger one. Well, I think if something goes wrong, selling it.
My choice fell on a Triol dog cage with two doors. Sizes are chosen based on breed standards — bottom line: a cell size of 75.5×47.5×55 cm. The cell is shipped in the folded state. They are easy going. Equipped with a plastic pallet, and the faces are made of both vertical and horizontal rods (the risk of damaging the paws is minimal).
The cage was set up, and the mattress was laid, the top-bed was hung, a unique cage bowl was hung, toys were thrown. And you know what is most appealing? The puppy immediately climbed there. And with it, and two of our cats. All animals liked the cage so much that nobody wanted to leave it. I was shocked by this result.
We set up our new home next to the sofa, where we sleep, away from the batteries, but so that the dog has a full view. "hall-kitchenette". Plywood with mattress for cats was laid on the roof of the cage; they sleep there with pleasure.
Separately, I want to talk about that. How habituation to the cell occurs.
Here it is important to observe a few points:
How did my dog react to the cage? From the first moments, positive. Sleeps only there. Carries there toys and snacks. When he sees a bowl of food, he immediately runs into the cage, sits down and waits for a meal. It also remains without problems. That did not miss much, leave her something to bite (dried scar, beef bone). As soon as I come home, I immediately release it. By the way, the neighbors did not know for a long time that we have a puppy. They say that the apartment is quiet in our absence, no one whines, does not bark.
What I get by purchasing cage?
What did the dog get?
Why I chose a cage with two doors, so it is easier to fit into the interior.
Of the minuses, I can only note a rather high price (we gave 3500 for our cell, and it was still cheap) and the fact that it still takes up a certain place in the apartment. On a small living space, it is especially noticeable.
Remember! It is necessary to accustom to a cage competently! Then happiness will be everything: to you from what you don’t worry about, how the dog is there without you, and with it the furniture (the acquaintances the dog ate foam rubber from the sofa, they didn’t save.), Wallpaper and jambs. And the dog, she will have a nook where no one will disturb her.
By the way, our cell is never empty. There is always someone hanging out there: either a puppy, or a cat, or a cat.
Here they are, unfortunate animals, prisoners of conscience.
Some sleep deeply.