When you bring a new dog into your home, using a dog crate can help give your dog a place of their own and help you with housebreaking and training. Here are some simple tips to ease the transition of a new pet in your family.
With so many kinds, it's very important to start with the right size of crate in a material that works for your dog and your home. Even though your puppy may be small, the crate needs to be the right size for when they're fully grown. Learn when and how long to crate your dog and how to use your crate to build a trusting relationship as you train him.
Make sure you pick the right dog crate for your pooch by reading our dog crate buying guide before you buy. Read through the pros and cons of a wire dog crate versus the traditional plastic dog crate, or think about other possibilities with options like soft, foldable dog crates.
While some dogs might fit in just about anywhere, bigger dogs need the appropriate size of space to be comfortable. Be sure to check out our dog crate sizing chart to make sure your dog will fit comfortably in the crate of your choosing.