Dogs and dog cages
Many people have a notion that it is cruel to put dogs in cages. In real sense, it is not. Dogs actually love being put in cages; naturally dogs are ‘cave’ animals. If you are observant enough, you will notice that dogs want to spend most of their time sleeping or just relaxing. You will find them lying under the table, chairs or hiding at the corner of the room fast asleep. Actually, their brother in the wild, such as wild dogs and wolves are generally known for borrowing holes where they can sleep in or breed in.
For dog owners, owning a dog cage is the most stress reliving equipment to have. Dog cage serves the purpose of regulating and preventing destructive and unwanted behaviors associated with dogs. These unwanted behaviors include peeing everywhere in the compound. When one has a cage, it is one of the ways of encouraging visitors to your home and it is the easiest way of travelling with your dog.
When shopping for a cage to put your dogs, there are many different things that you have to put into consideration. These includes; the size of the cage, the material used in making it, the cover, the bedding material and dividers. A good size of a cage is one that is big enough such that they are able to stretch out on whichever side of the cage, be able to sit up or stand without hitting their heads on the top of the cage or feeling cramped.
The recommended material for a dog cage is thick and flat steel wire cage. Avoid using cages that are made of weak wires and materials such as wood that the dogs can chew and escape from them. The material has to be strong such that the cage is able to support the dog from the time it is a puppy to the time it matures. In addition, the cage should also have dividers that one can use to increase the size or decrease the size of the cage with, so that the dogs do not feel crowed.
Dogs love sleeping in peace. When you are purchasing a dog cage, also consider purchasing a cover as well. A cage cover ensures that the dogs are more settled in the cage since they are less distracted from the outside world. Take caution though, the covers that you purchase should leave plenty of room for ventilation so that the dogs do not suffocate. They should also be easy to keep clean.