You can choose the kind of material for your dog crate, and these are the wire crates and hard plastic crate. Depending on why you need a crate for your dog, these two types of crates are actually both good. In deciding which crate to buy, you cannot count on the cost since they are priced more or less the same, and both can easily be taken apart and put together easily. In instances when you take your dog to training or somewhere around in your locality, the wire crate would be more portable.
Hard plastic crates are more preferred if you will be flying with your dog on a place, and this should be airline-approved crate too. Be aware that airlines are very strict in allowing what crates on the plane for the safety of the canines. First of all, they do not accept wire crates because of the possibility of being easily bended during the flight that could harm a dog. The more favoured cage is the hard plastic cage which is usually airline-approved, and it is recommended that the label and statement of this approval should be present on the cage. Hard plastic crates come with ventilation holes for air circulation and wire grill as door so the dog can see out and air is more available and circulated. Both crates are safe enough for dogs not to easily escape.
During dog events or training classes, using of wire crates is the better option on how to bring your dog. Wire crates are good choice because of its more open feature that allows your dog to see more outside and not feeling left out of the activity. The downside though of a wire crate is that it does not provide more protection, as the hard plastic crates, during accidents since it can be crushed more easily. Both types of crates are good though if you are just using it at home for your dog to sleep and hang out.
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Dog crates are not difficult to find, since they are readily available in your local pet store, or you can search through online and find companies selling dog products, and also at building supply stores and discount stores.
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The correct size of your crate will depend on the kind of breed of your dog, and many crate manufacturers can give you suggestions on what correct size would be best for your dog. In cases when there is turbulence in your car while you are driving, having your dog inside a too big cage for his size will not be safe.
Choosing a dog crate is actually a personal preference, except when riding on a plane wherein you are obligated to use a hard plastic cage.