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Which Type of Crate?

Discussion in 'Dog Training' started by x19er, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. x19er

    x19er Boxer Insane

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    Which type of crates do you all use? I've came across wire, plastic, soft etc. We've never used one for a puppy before hence why I'm asking. I like the look of the soft ones but I'm wondering if it would too easily chewed and destroyed, I thought that type would be easier to move round the house e.g. bedroom at night then downstairs during the day. Any advice appreciated from your own experiences.
     
  2. LoveMyDoggie

    LoveMyDoggie Boxer Insane

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    Right or wrong we have never crated one of our dogs. It does get cramped at times in bed at night. sleepicon
     
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  3. x19er

    x19er Boxer Insane

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    Neither have we and yes it does it cramped and warm lol
     
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  4. mistydwilson

    mistydwilson Super Boxer

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    We use the wire type of crate for our boys during the day when they are home alone. They are both big chewers nonoicon and so are safe in their crates so they can't get to and chew up who-knows-what while we are out! We don't crate our girl...she doesn't chew up stuff.

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    They do fold flat and come with an attachable handle to carry it.
     
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  5. LoveMyDoggie

    LoveMyDoggie Boxer Insane

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    That is because she is a GOOD GIRL! partyicon
     
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  6. FinnMom

    FinnMom Boxer Buddy

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    We use the plastic type of crate for Finn when we're out of the house and he sleeps in it at night. He has been in a crate like this one since we brought him home at 8 weeks old and he just turned 1 year old this past Saturday. The only down side to this crate is that it doesn't fold up. It does come apart, a top half and a bottom half, but because of that we don't use it for transport.
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  7. whiskers

    whiskers Boxer Insane

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    I use wire ones. I like the sturdiness and the convenience of being able to fold them for storage. I don't have much faith in how well a soft travel one would hold up, and I don't like how cumbersome the airline crates are. :)
     
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  8. luvmyboy

    luvmyboy Boxer Insane

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    I, too, have wire. It's sturdy & folds for easy storage. Both my guys have used it.
     
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  9. brodieboxer

    brodieboxer Completely Boxer Crazy

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    I have this airline crate from Chewy. Jackson's an escape artist, and he can't get out of this one. Wire crates are simply child's play for him - lol! Fortunately, he doesn't need crating often, but I like knowing this one will safely hold him, when needed. http://www.chewy.com/dog/petmate-ultra-vari-pet-kennel/dp/51942
     
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  10. Jan

    Jan Reasonable Moderator Staff Member

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    Soft crates are great for crate trained dogs who don't chew and desperately want to get out. They really aren't appropriate for puppies.

    Are you getting a puppy? Did I miss something?
     
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