Many dog owners have a crate they buy when they adopt their dog. Crates can be used to keep pets safe while home alone or as a handy way to port them to vet visits or while traveling. While dog cages come in many sizes and materials with some of them bordering on being fashionable, most crate options are crafted from wire, plastic, and metal combinations.
While it might seem to be a no-brainer to give dogs as much free space in their crates as possible, this is actually a rather bad idea—predominantly for safety reasons. Those using crating for house training are likely to find that an oversized cage gives canines a place to use the bathroom and still go lie down, which negates the idea of training.
With this in mind, let’s dig into how to choose a dog crate that is just the right size to ensure safety and promote success with training goals.
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