For many dog lovers, the mere suggestion that one can keep a dog locked in a cage at home causes a storm of negative emotions. But is it all clear? Perhaps it is worth considering all the pros and cons of using a cage or playpen, especially for a small puppy?
If the kid has to stay at home alone, while the owners do their important human affairs, then cell benefits clearly outweigh the possible cons:
the puppy is protected from the danger of dropping some of the things;
it is unlikely that the little fidget will get to the wires to bite them;
the puppy will not climb in the research impulse into the narrow crack under the furniture, where you can easily get stuck;
the puppy will not make puddles on the carpet or sofa.
In time, the dog accustomed to the cage perceives it without suffering, rather, on the contrary, the cage becomes a shelter, its own territory, a small dog house in a large human house. There is a comfortable bed in the cage, water in the trough, a small puppy – food and diaper, absorbing puddles.
Leaving the dog in the cage in the morning, you can be sure that you will find it in the evening in good health, and at home everything will be intact. Of course, there is no need to keep the puppy in a cage when the owners are at home. But during the absence of the owners or at night the cell justifies itself.
As a matter of fact, playpen – the same cell, but without a roof. A playpen is quite suitable for little puppies, but an older dog can easily get out of there. Therefore, the cell is safer and more reliable. Playpen is good for content bitches with newborn babies, which are still not moving well, but for a more active and mobile puppy the cage is definitely better.
The size of the cage should not be too large relative to the dimensions of the dog. Adult pet should be able to stand free inside in full growth, not bending down the head, and lie with legs extended. The puppy will be more spacious in such a cage – toys, a diaper, and a drinker will also fit. When choosing a cage, consider the size of an adult dog, based on the upper limit of growth according to the breed standard.
Designers offer interesting and convenient home cage options for dogs: