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August 8, 2020
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Having the Right Dog Kennels and Dog Crates is Important

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Dog Kennels and dog crates are simply a "must have" if you own dogs. They are such an important part of the gear required for happy and successful dog ownership, that to go without them is really doing yourself, and your dog, a big disservice. Both kennels and crates serve important functions that, to the uninitiated, may come as a bit of a surprise. I certainly never thought of these things before I owned dogs. Now it just seems obvious to me that both are necessary items to have and use.

A dog is a social animal and likes to live with a sense of place. This can range from position in the pack, i.e., the family, to an actual location where they can go to get away from it all. Having such a place is critical for the dog's peace of mind. Dog kennels and dog crates make the perfect places for this for several reasons. Probably the biggest reason these are ideal is that they are dedicated items, meaning that nothing else is done there. It is the dog's own and he quickly learns this. That sense of ownership and place makes it a safe and comfortable retreat for the animal. Being able to go into a crate or kennel plays on a dog's den instinct. Think about how wolves are in the wild. They give birth to the pups in caves or other cave-like places. It is protected from the weather and other dangers. It is secure. Crates and kennels do a pretty good job of replicating this and dogs love them.

Another reason dog kennels and crates are so important to have is for safety. When you travel with your dog, having the right crate is not only convenient, but in many cases it is also required. Airline carriers will not allow you to transport your dog without the right crate. Common sense tells us that the right crate is one that is large enough to house your pets comfortably and safely. A bumpy ride can be quite disconcerting to your four-footed friend if there is tons of room to get thrown around in. Conversely, being cramped in too small a space is not only uncomfortable, but also somewhat abusive. When shopping for a crate for Fido, be sure to follow the recommended sizes given by the manufacturers for the breed of dog you own.

Dog kennels and dog crates can be beneficial for both permanent and portable uses. A friend of mine owns a construction business and likes to take his Black Lab with him to the job sites. Rather than just have the dog ride along in the back of his truck, he puts him in his kennel. It is the type that fits nicely in the back of his rig and is easy for the dog to jump in and out of. It can be securely locked in place and is just the right size. This is a wonderful way to keep your dog safe when traveling in the back of a truck. Kenneling at home in a more permanent structure makes sense for many people as well. If you have the space for it, this can be a wonderful addition for your pet.

Dog kennels and dog crates that are easily washable are a real plus. Let's face it, dogs can get pretty dirty. The sport breeds are particularly susceptible to this because of all the running around they do. There's nothing like a nice swim in the lake, or a romp through the woods to make a dog smile from ear to ear. After such a big day of adventure, the last thing you want in your car is a wet dirty dog. Having them hop into a place that can be hosed off and cleaned easily is perfect.

As you can tell, dog kennels and dog crates can serve multiple purposes, both for your and your dog. So make sure to get a good one that suits your needs.

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