Dog cages for a happy dog
There are many different styles and types of dog cages on the market and as expected there is also a huge range of prices.
While you might find people opposed to the suggestion of using dog cages, it is in actual fact something that most dogs are comfortable with.
Dog cages can offer your dog a sense of security, much like a child has a security blanket. By having their own little area they have a sense of security and this security can go with them if there is a need to travel.
If they feel safe within their dog cage they are less likely to become stressed when traveling in a motor vehicle.
By adding a favorite blanket or padding to the dog cage, the animal will feel comfortable and happy in familiar surroundings.
When buying a dog cage it needs to be big enough to allow your dog to stand up and turn around, but doesn’t need to be any larger than that for the dog to feel comfortable. There will need to be enough room for the dog to lie down on it’s side with it’s legs outstretched and sleep comfortably.
Usually the biggest problem will be whether your motor vehicle is big enough to fit the dog cage inside, in a safe place.
You can expect to pay between $50 and $125 for a good quality dog cage that will be big enough for a medium to large dog.
It is a small price to pay for all the benefits of dog happiness and security, along with ease of transportation. A good quality dog cage should last the life of the animal if handled correctly, which makes it a relatively cheap investment.
The cage should be purchased based on the size of the full grown animal as you won’t want to be replacing it after a year or so when you find that it is too small to house your pet when it is fully grown.
Some dog cages have dividers that are useful when transporting puppies as they restrict the area of the cage that they have access to, and as they grow the divider can be removed so they can use the whole cage.