Some people consider using dog cages to be cruel, but the correct cage or container can have a positive effect on your dog’s obedience and safety. There are now many different options for dog cages and containers, some of which are designed specifically for transporting animals or keeping dogs outdoors. The size of the cage or container must match the size of the dog, and the animal must be able to stand up and turn. To ensure maximum comfort, you can install a dog bed inside the cage.
Plastic Dog Containers.
Plastic containers are the most popular because they can be disassembled; they are light, portable, and wash well. Small plastic containers have a handle on the top, and large ones are equipped with wheels to make it easier for the dog to move and take it on a trip. Plastic containers have a grille door, and holes are made on the sides so that the dog has enough air and light. The bottom of the plastic container is a bed.
The cells are closed on all sides. They are made of a metal grid, so through them, you can see everything that happens inside and outside. The bottom of the cage usually contains a metal tray that can be pushed when the cage is empty. Thus, the tray is easy to clean and put in it a fresh litter. Wire cages are collapsible so that they can be folded, which simplifies the process of storage and transportation. For extra comfort, a bed for dogs is caged. Be careful when using the cage, as fingers can get stuck between the bars. Use caution because some dogs can become very active inside the cage.
Dog houses, first of all, are intended for use on the street, although they can be installed indoors, of course, if you have enough free space for this. Every dog that lives on the street should have a kennel, and dog houses do an excellent job with this role. Houses are usually made of wood or plastic so that the dog can hide from the weather or hide. Some houses are equipped with air conditioning and heating. If you install a house in the yard, then make sure that it is not heated by water, and that it does not stand in the sun. Remember, dogs cannot be left outside unattended during extreme weather conditions.
Open cages for dogs.
Open cages are made of metal wire, as well as closed ones, but they often have several faces, larger in size, so that the dog has enough room to play and they do not have a roof. Such cells are used during animal training and obedience training. Opening cells have a collapsible design, so they are easy to transport and store. They can be installed both indoors and in the yard. You should not leave the dog unattended in an open cage, as it may try to jump out of it and get hurt. If the cage is necessary to leave a dog in it when you are not around, then it is worth choosing a stationary cage with high walls or a roof fence.
Carriers are very diverse. For small dogs, carry-bags are used, in which special transparent and breathable screens are located on the sides. Often for small dogs designed designs for carrying. There are soft carry-bags for large dogs; they have a folding structure and are made of nylon or other similar material that is great for traveling.