Just over 59″ long, the 50 Series dog kennels are made for single & multiple dog owners. The dog crates feature a movable partition to give dogs space.
The biggest mistake most new dog owners make in crate or kennel training is, getting a one that is too big. Wanting to save a few bucks, they purchase one for the size they expect their pup will be as an adult. There are crates/kennels with partitions. You can expand the size by removing the partitions as the animal grows.
1. CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE CRATE. It should be large enough for your dog to stand up and turn around in. However, it should not be so large that your dog could easily do his business in one corner and sleep in another (especially for the young dog learning to be house trained). There are many styles of crates available and some allow you to partition the crate so you can make the area smaller for your puppy and then expand it as your dog grows.
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1. Choose the appropriate crate. It should be large enough for your pet to stand up and turn around in. However, it should not be so large that your dog could easily do his business in one corner and sleep in another (especially for the young dog learning to be house trained). There are many styles of crates available and some allow you to partition the crate so that you can make the area smaller for a young puppy and then expand it as your dog grows.There are many crates to choose from and its often a confusing decision. There are open wire crates and enclosed plastic crates. I personally prefer the enclosed plastic crates which are vented on the three hard sides and have an open wire door. I believe this type of crate creates a secure den-like environment. They are also easy to move around and serve as safe travel containers. Purchase soft washable bedding for the bottom of the crate. Size can be confusing too. For most people it isnt practical to purchase a new crate for each stage of the growing pups life. The crate should be just large enough for the dog to lie down and turn around in. The hard plastic portable crates are relatively inexpensive and depending on the breed of the dog and how large he will be at his adult size it might be wise to purchase a puppy size crate and move up to the adult size when he outgrows the small crate. Make a partition until he is full grown. If you purchase a crate that will be the right size for the adult dog, a partition can be made out of sturdy cardboard, stuff the unused section of the crate with a cardboard box. A crate that is too large for a small puppy wont serve the intended purpose. Hell have enough room to relieve himself on one end and sleep in the clean area. This will defeat the purpose of the crate as a housebreaking tool. Purchasing used crates is also an option. If you do, make certain that before you let your dog use it you wash it thoroughly with a bleach solution.There are schools of thought that say the crate should fit as described above for all ages of the dog. This would mean buying a new crate every two months or so, till the dog is fully grown. Therefore, it is advisable to buy a crate that would suit a full grown dog of its breed, BUT allow you to partition it to fit the puppy's present size, adjusting the partition as the puppy grows until the partition is no longer needed.Of course, puppies grow. So take into account your pup’s future adult size before investing in a pricey dog crate. Large crates are available with partitions for you to “shrink” to puppy size, and then enlarge the area as your puppy grows. You can also purchase an adult-size crate, and insert a barrier like a plastic storage box that shrinks the space to puppy proportions until your pet grows into the size.