Well now, if you decide that cage. This is a useful and necessary thing in the house, here are some tips that you may need.
Most of the cells are made of thick wire or plastic. Wire cages are always folded and can be carried in your hand like a suitcase. Plastic cells are much more bulky, although not very heavy. If you take a plastic container to the exhibition, be prepared to carry it on your back like a tortoise shell.
Cells come in different sizes. Choose a large cage, so that the dog can stand and turn around in it, getting comfortable. In this sense, the larger the cell, the better.
Some cells are equipped with wheels, but they quickly break. If you like the idea of carrying a cage, you will need to purchase a special frame on wheels, on which the cage is installed. However, on trips, it is extra weight, and stairs with railway ramps at railway stations and airports in Russia will not allow you to easily transport this cell on the platform to where you want
Put a mattress or a blanket several times folded on the bottom of the cage that will be easy to wash. Often metal cages are equipped with special metal pallets.
If you are using a metal cage, it is useful to cover it from above with a light opaque cloth or cover. So the dog will feel calmer. (Remember the cages with parrots!)
Do not leave in a cage bowls of food and drink, they only take up space and can easily tip over.
It is best to teach the dog to the cage gradually. If you allow your puppy to get acquainted with it, get used to it, leaving the door open and putting your favorite toy inside, the dog will almost immediately consider the cage his home.
Make sure that the cage always contains one or two of your dog’s favorite toys. So that the toys do not bother, periodically change them to new ones (well forgotten old ones can be). In a month, your pet will be very happy to see them again and will enjoy playing with them for several days.
Never leave a dog locked in a cage for more than a few hours at a time if it does not have the ability to go out, warm up, play, or drink water.
The cage can also be used to teach the dog cleanliness. A puppy will never get dirty in its cage but will wait patiently until it is released outside. The very first day he learns to ask "according to need". Releasing the dog from the cage, you can immediately take it to walk. Thus, the use of cells will save you from the extra puddles in the apartment
If you are locked in a puppy’s cage, to accustom him to cleanliness, do not leave him in the cage for more than 3 hours.
It is convenient to use the cage when traveling with a dog by car, especially on long journeys. Some dogs behave restlessly, stick to the driver, etc. If your dog rushes about in the car like a whale during a storm, put him in a cage for the duration of the trip. In it, the dog will feel more relaxed and protected. Besides, you can be sure that your pet will not suddenly jump out onto the road through an open door or car window and will not fall under the wheels of the car.
Remember that when traveling a dog perceives a cage as "home away from home". You can easily leave the dog in the hotel room and go to a restaurant or the beach, knowing that the furniture in the room will not be damaged, the door is scratched, and your pet will likely sleep sweetly in his house.
If a dog has started to whine or howl in a cage unaccustomed to it, wait a while, persuade or threaten to silence it for a while and only then let it out of the cage. Otherwise, she may have a bad habit of howling to catch your attention.
Remember that dog cage. It is not a prison, but rather a den, a place of games and recreation, like the dream of every teenager – separate room. It gives the dog a sense of peace and security in any situation.