Plastic dog kennels are widely popular with pet owners. They are readily available in a wide range of prices and sizes. They are highly recommended when bringing home a new puppy and remain an asset to homes with hounds of any age or size. When purchasing a kennel there are a few points to consider. The first consideration is the size. In general, your pet should be able to stand normally, and should also be able to lay stretched out to its full body length. If purchasing for a small puppy, you may start smaller and work your way up to a large plastic dog crate as the puppy grows. If purchasing for a small breed, you’ll likely be able to make only one purchase, as the enclosure will not be outgrown.
In addition to size, it is important to consider ease of use. The crate you purchase should come apart simply for easy cleaning. If you have plans for traveling with your pet, be sure you are purchasing one that is airline approved. A plastic dog kennel offers a great sense of security for your canine. The sides, although well ventilated, offer a slightly limited viewing space. This contributes to the “den” feel most canines instinctively desire. It allows your pet to have a space to retreat to, while still remaining connected to its surroundings and your family. In households with small children, you may notice your pet feels a particular need to retreat on occasion.
For smaller breeds, these enclosures can be very lightweight and easy to carry. This portability allows you to travel with a sense of security for your pet. Currently, there are a wide range of plastic dog crates approved for airline travel.
Assuming you have selected the correct size, your purchase will prove invaluable when house-breaking the newest member of your family. Because of the reluctance to soil their ‘home’, crate training has proven to be a very successful house-breaking method. There are a variety of models available at dog supplies outlets offering a wide selection of features. For example, some have more than one door. Depending on the size of your pet, and where it will be placed in your home, this may be a feature worth exploring. In many instances, the top portion of the crate can be removed, allowing you to use the lower portion as a bed.
The ability to disassemble a plastic dog kennel also provides an opportunity for easy storage and ease of cleaning. The sturdiness of these crates, as mentioned previously, allows them to travel well, and in some instances, plastic kennels are actually required by law for air travel. The economy, portability and wide availability of plastic dog kennels make them an attractive and viable option for virtually any pet-owning household.