Measuring a Dog Crate – Here Is Why?

Crate training your dog is one of the greatest things that you can do— it's not just a very useful instrument for potty training but can also help ensure that your dog can have a place to stay when they are nervous. It can also be used to prevent undesirable actions (like jumping onto guests) and to keep them safe in a travel crate. It can also provide you with a positive management tool.

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You want to know how to get your dog to love their stylish dog crate after you have selected it. First of all, it's time to select a crate for your dog! There are various choices available, and the sort you choose depends on what you plan to use, where your dog's size, conduct and needs are to be placed in your home. And sometimes, believe it or not, you want your dog to have over one crate.

If you use a crate to train, transport or provide your dog with a room, the crate must fit the dog. Too tiny a kennel can make a dog uneasy. An excessively big kennel may render a dog insecure.

Get a measurement tape and measure for the length of your dog from the nose to the base of the tail. At its height, sit down and then measure your dog as some dogs are taller. Add an inch for the height and the length of the crate to both measures.

Probably you don't want to purchase more and more kennels continuously when you have a puppy. Purchase a kennel, instead, which fits an adult dog and temporarily cut its size using dividers or a crate within the kennel.

Measuring a Stylish Dog Crate Size

Dog Crate Length

Measure them from nose to tail (do not include the complete tail length in this measurement — it will lead in a too big crate) when your dog is standing. Add an inch to the highest crate length for your dog to this measurement.

Crate Height

Measure from the floor to the top of their head when your dog is sitting. Add 2 to 4" for the minimum height required for your dog's crate to this measurement.

Crate Width

The width of the crate does not necessarily have to be measured because this is based on measurements of the length and height of the crate.

Limit for Weight

Check twice that your dog is within the recommended weight limit of the manufacturer for the crate you select — just if you carry the crate inside with your dog.

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Kennel for Smaller Dogs

The smallest dog kennels are around 24 inches long, and the smallest designer dog kennels are around 30 inches long and slightly larger. Be aware that each manufacturer is a little different in terms of kennel length and size category so that with the length measurement of each size you can give or take a few inches.

Kennel for Medium/Large Dogs

Medium-sized kennel measurements are about 36 inches long and can house dogs between 40 and 70 pounds. Bulldogs, cocker Spaniels, and American Eskimo dogs fit into these kennels when they are normal adults in size.

Large kennels measure about 42" in length and are capable of accommodating dogs between 70 and 90 pounds. The dog should be comfortable in one of those sizes if you have an adult Dalmatian, Border Collie, Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever.

Contact Kennel and Crate for a wooden dog crate or for designer dog kennels.