After you became acquainted with a long list of possible dog-related evil deeds and, while wandering through the sultry dog-breeding wilderness, you may have already ten times regretted your decision to have a dog, you finally meet an oasis. This oasis is called a dog cage.
Before you go further, answer the following questions:
Is it difficult for you to find time to raise a dog?
Do you leave a puppy almost all day alone?
Do you have small children and do you need to protect them from the dog, as well as from children?
Does your puppy nibble on things and furniture?
Are his pools ruining your carpets?
After your departure, does the dog begin to tyrannize the household?
Do you need to go somewhere with the dog?
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, this chapter is for you.
How do we treat the cage for your dog?
When you recommend to some dog owner, complaining about her destructive behavior, to leave his pet in a cage while he leaves home, you usually hear the following in reply: “What do you mean ?! It is inhuman! I will never cage my dog! ”
However, for some reason we forget that our apartment for a dog is the same cage, only slightly larger. The dog in the apartment receives as little irritation as in the cage.
The cage satisfies the instinct of the lair
She is experiencing informational, motor, game insufficiency and, probably, cannot satisfy a lot of any other needs. An apartment, like a cage, should fulfill the role of a doghouse for a dog – the animal comes there to rest. But it happens with the right content when the dog gets tired on walks. And, since we often walk not for the dog, but for ourselves: “if only she would do her business,” as a result, we turn an apartment into a stadium or a public garden. This I mean, with the proper maintenance of a dog, a cage is no worse than an apartment, a leash with which we, when leaving, bind the dog to a heating battery or a balcony, to which we expel it. The cage is a booth in a booth.
Can a cage like a dog?
Let’s go back to basics. Recall that wolves are born and live in buildings that are called a den. The type of lair can vary from a hollow in the ground to a spacious and deep hole. And dogs, as the closest relatives of wolves, also want to have a den.
You probably noticed that your dog likes to rest where there are some walls or a roof? The corner for the dog can be a corner next to the sofa, an armchair, the space under the table or bed, or another relatively small place surrounded by safe, from the dog’s point of view, walls.
The cage helps to satisfy this “lair instinct”. If you keep the dog correctly and properly teach her to the cage, she will treat her like his own separate apartment – the lair.
Puppy and cage
When we really want to have a dog, we start it no matter what. Including the lack of time to engage in her upbringing. We bring the puppy home and go to work, leaving it to himself and, thereby, giving him a blank check for self-education, which he does. Do not entertain yourself with the hope that training a puppy for 15–20 minutes a day will give you a raised dog in a week. If only because during the remaining 23-odd hours he will do what he likes and wants. Or, at best, will not do anything, including will not repeat the lessons learned, and therefore will not be trained.
When the owner returns home and finds traces of violent feast, fun, torn and defeated, he "tears" his beloved puppy, aka Sidorov, a goat. And since the defeats can occur often, before you start a puppy, answer two questions:
1. Do you want the dog to spoil your things?
2. Do you like to punish your dog?
If you answer "no" to both questions, first purchase a cage, and then a puppy.
By the way, tearing a puppy is more inhuman than keeping it in a cage.
Kids and cell
If you have children, the cage is the very place where the puppy can escape from them. By placing a dog there, you will save children from possible aggression on its part. Cage-lair – a place where no one will interfere with the dog and it will not interfere with anyone.
Car and cell
In the car, it is desirable to transport the dog in a cage. This limits its freedom of movement and eliminates the possibility that it will interfere with management. You will also be able to keep the interior of your car clean, if, for example, a dog is sick or sick of motion sickness during prolonged moving, or it will have excessive salivation.
Very convenient cell and in case of vacation. Many hotels accept pets only if they are caged. Under the same conditions you will easily be allowed to stay with the dog and at the motel.
Airplane and cell
Flying and related procedures (waiting, loading and unloading, lengthy customs control, etc.) are very tiring for dogs. Animals experience a stressful condition that is called transport stress. The cage also helps the dog to relieve nervous tension, if it is a familiar and pleasant place for it. In fact, the dog travels in his room, in convenient conditions.
Which cell to choose?
There are two main types of cages for dogs. Some are made from wire mesh, others from plastic. Both types of cells are strong and very practical. Plastic cages are best used for air travel. The wire cages are well ventilated and provide a good view. This allows the puppy to watch everything that happens in the room and, thus participating in the life of the "pack", do not feel lonely.
The cage should be tall enough to allow your dog to stand upright in it. It should also be wide so that the dog can turn around and so long that it can lie down stretched out.
If you get a very spacious cage, which is called “for growth”, then the puppy can sleep in one corner, and in the other do its own “affairs”. Some owners perceive it calmly, while others do not like such an order, especially if the cage does not have a pallet or if the owners do not want the dog to get dirty in the cage in the future.
Instinctively, dogs do not recover in the immediate vicinity of the place where they sleep and eat. Therefore, the cage should be a dog for growth. If your puppy should grow into a large dog, you can purchase two cages or purchase a large cage, but with a separator and increase the living space of the puppy as it grows.
Where to put the cell?
It is best to put it in a quiet corner of the most frequently visited room, but not near the central heating radiators and not in a draft. In the evening, you can move the cell to the master bedroom.