If fabric or metal dog cages are being used to house train your pet the idea is to use their natural instinct to not use their sleeping area as a toilet. Be sure not to buy a cage which is too large as the dog will use one half as a bedroom and one half as a bathroom. Buying a dog cage that is too big for the dog will also remove the feeling of a cosy place to be.
When using a dog travel crate be sure that the crate is securely placed in the vehicle to ensure no tipping by either the vehicle or dog can happen.
If you are looking for a cat carrier the cat needs to have enough space to sit or lie in it comfortably but not too large that it has too much space. For your comfort, some of these pet carriers will have shoulder straps for when you need to travel on foot. Try not to store your cat carrier in the garage out of the cats view as the cat will associate travelling with the car carrier. Try keeping it open for them to use as a bed somewhere in the house.
Dog & Pet Pens
Dog crates for your dog or pet can be used to keep kittens or puppies to keep them out of mischief and offers a place for them to play safely. Having a cover on the play pen can help limit animals from crawling out of the top of the dog pen. Dog pens can be used indoors or outdoors.
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Dog Carriers & Cages FAQs
How do you get a dog used to a travel carrier?
Before you plan on using a travel carrier, you should spend a week or two getting your dog used to the travel carrier at home. You can do this by placing it in a location that the dog is familiar with, making it comfortable and making sure that you keep the door to the carrier open so that the dog can enter and leave at any point. As they get more comfortable, you can try closing the door for short periods of time and slowly extend it.
How big should a dog crate be?
A dog crate should be large enough for a dog to: stretch their legs as they lie on their side; allow them to stand up without having to stoop; and they should be able to turn around without difficulty. Providing your dog with a crate that is too big for them can actually prevent them from relaxing and feeling secure, so remember not to go overboard.
How do you secure a dog crate in a car?
Whenever you are transporting a dog crate in a car, the primary location should always be in the boot, and whenever possible, the crate itself should be secured to the interior of the car with safety straps that are securely fastened. The less movement that your dog has to endure during a journey, the happier they will be, and the less likely they are to vomit from motion sickness.