These were the words of a very stressed dog lover. She really didn’t know what to do. She was getting tired of stressing out her little pup too. She really didn’t want to do this. She did not want to keep the little runt in a cage for most of the day. At some stage, she had no choice, she had other things to do during the day, like working at the office for instance, and was finding it quite difficult to discipline the little toy boy even while at home.
By now, you might be wondering whether this poor bird has any business owning a little puppy at this stage of her life. Because it seems clear as daylight to you that she just cannot cope. Shame, poor girl, let’s give her a break. She at least loves animals so let’s try and help her. Now is not the time to judge because traumatic scenarios where dogs have to be caged temporarily can happen to the best of people.
Fair enough, the most astute among dog parents won’t be having such difficulties. They will have equipped themselves expertly. But for the mortals out there, wooden dog crates are a good compensation and a step up in the right direction. These crates have oodles of space for the mischievous little puppies to roam in. Chew toys are provided for entertainment hours to keep them from becoming bored stiff.
These sizeable crates are made from durable, hardy and hygienic materials which prevent the little ones from chewing their way out. Bigger crates are also provided for adult sized dogs. This becomes a welcome necessity when folks leave for their annual countryside vacations. The dog can fit comfortably and safely in the back while the vehicle is in transit. He is not trapped or closeted and has more than enough breathing space during temporary transits.
Three important factors do need to be considered before allowing the poor little girl mentioned above to run off and buy her first (and only?) dog crate. These are the materials from which the crate will be composed of (we mentioned a bit on this earlier didn’t we?), its size (we hinted at this too) and its features. A good feature to have is that the crate must be portable and easy to fold up and store away when not in use.
After all, the crate is only going to be for temporary emergency use. Aesthetic features are also catered for. For instance, crates for juniors are designed in such a way that they can serve as living room coffee tables as well. Adding to aesthetics, but also to biodiversity and sustainability, is the fact that it is ideal to purchase crates made from soft wood. Maplewood is a firm favorite among those already utilizing such crates.
In the context of this short article on wooden dog crates, never has there been a truer saying that size does matter. Dogs need their space too. Very much so.