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Dog cages and fences are used to keep your dog contained securely and safely inside, they can be made with or without a roof, but with a comfortable amount of room to move around in and lots of 'breathing space'.
There are lots of Dog cages and dog fences to choose from below
What to look for in a dog cage:
Keep in mind the size of your dog, even if he's a puppy he will grow fast and you could soon be buying yourself a bigger cage when if you'd have bought a bigger one to start with you wouldn't have wasted your money!!
Water/Food Bowls, Dog Toys, Bedding, etc will also have to fit inside your dogs' cage. Again, these accessories will have to be taken into consideration when looking at the size of the dog cage you will want.
Dog owners buy dog cages and dog fencing for different reasons, some of them are as follows:
- To keep their Dogs in a secure environment while away from home, and if they are a young dog ,to ensure nothing dangerous (or expensive!) is chewed or swallowed that could be either harmful or annoy the owners!
- Dog Trainers sometimes use dog fencing or cages so while they are doing their training they know where their dog is, and once the dog is used to this they settle down or may just calmly watch the owner perform his or her duties
- Dog Show Cages: This is for keeping dogs off-lead in a secure environment ready for showing. Nerves can get high in a dog show and dogs quickly sense changes like nerves, stress, anxiety, etc. By having a dog in a fenced off area or large cage, they should feel safer knowing it's their place and nothing threatening can happen, thus both dog and owner can enjoy the dog show more.
- Veterinarians: After a dog has been operated on it is usually still under anaesthetic, sleepy and groggy. It's vital to keep a dog like this in a secure, relaxed place and a large dog cage will do just the trick. Likewise to the dog show cage, a dog in a dog cage just coming around will usually feel safer knowing it is in it's own den.
- housebreaking a young dog or puppy: The most common reason a dog cage is purchased is to teach it to go to toilet outside. There is more information on house training and crate training here.
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All in all dog cages and fencing used properly can result in a relaxed and calm dog which enjoys being in his crate, cage or fence. The wrong application can be a complete disaster - this can happen if you force things, if you are unkind, if you DON'T take time to gradually introduce your dog to the cage in a natural manner - simply follow the guidelines from the links above and proceed with understanding, intuition and care in mind!