Crate Training

Crate Training “Squashing the Myth”

Crate training your dog to -some new puppy owners may can sometimes ‘assume’ that placing your dog in a crate on purpose is a cruel thing to train your dog when in fact the opposite is quite true. Crate training improves the quality of your dog’s freedom, sense of safety and belonging, and therefore confidence and pride. But don’t take my word for it, take a look at the videos below, these experts can certainly sooth any concerns you may have now as to whether it is cruel or kind, right or wrong aspect to include in your dog’s overall dog training. The benefits are many. Downsides, none as you will find out when you watch these professional dog crate training videos.

Find out right now you all about crate training your new pup professionally, in a few simple, fun, and major time saving steps.

TIP: Puppies grow big quite quickly, like children’s’ clothing, small puppy crates become obsolete to our needs. We then either give away, pass on, or sell them in a yard sale. For this reason when regarding dog crates, there is really no need for outlying big bucks on your first puppy crate (even though you really want the best for your puppy always). Save money on your first crate ( see below on great first crates) Then when your pup grows to be an adult,if you want to you can splurge on the luxury crate.

Crate Training takes a good dog crate. But it doesn’t have to take food off your table. So first you can learn how to crate train yourself, and then how to save in the cost of crate training tools and dog crates as well. Here’s how: Please do yourself a favor and view the videos below, take a note or two – then TAKE ADVANTAGE of our links to incredible deals on the best Crate Training Dog Crate for you Directly below.

Your puppy requires a well-constructed crate to call their home. The reason is that dogs enjoy the safety that dens provide while they are curled up for some alone time. Due to this fact, many owners splurge on their puppies and adult dogs’ crates. Contemporary life has provided dogs with many options.

Crates should be large enough to provide them the feeling of safety, but not big enough to encourage elimination inside of the crate. The crate should act as their go to safe spot, and they should enjoy time inside of their crates either reflecting upon the squirrel that got away, chewing on a stuffed chew-toy, or snoozing away. This is why crate training begins early and is an important part of building a dog’s confidence, training support, and assists in keeping negative separation anxiety from surfacing.

Measuring for Crate Size

Before selecting, measure your dog’s height and length so that you have the appropriate dimensions. If you don’t have the pup at home, ask the breeder to measure, or run by and do it yourself. Begin with the length and measure from your pup’s nose to about half the length of the tail. Then measure from the floor to the top of the head. Add approximately 4-6 inches (10 – 15cm) to each measurement, this number is the approximate size of the crate you need.

Do not use a crate smaller than these measurements. Crates are proportioned according to the length of your dog so you don’t need to be concerned with
your dog’s girth. Fortunately dog crates are often labeled with the length, width, height and sometimes include information on the weight that they have been manufactured to withstand.

Air travel requires a dog’s crate to be large enough that your dog can stand up into a natural position, able to turn around, sit, and lie down into a natural position. Check the crate for breed specific labeling to help match it to your dog. For travel in motor vehicles or air, the crate should not be so large that sudden motions will toss your dog around inside the crate.

Manufacturer sizes vary, so confirm in advance of your flight and match your crate size small, medium, large, X-large, and Giant to the airlines size specifications of kennel 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, and 700. Also, check the crate specifications chart provided by your airline so that you are not caught off guard on flight day.

The Correct Size

The rule of thumb is that your puppy should be able to stand up, lie down, and turn around inside the crate without hitting the sides. In the sitting position, their head should not touch the ceiling of the crate. Check that it is well ventilated and has a window for peering outside.

Crates for Adult Dogs

When selecting a crate for an adult house-trained dog that is beyond crate accidents you are able to upgrade to a larger domain. In this case, allow your dog a crate that is large enough to move around and lounge in any position they choose. This is especially important for long durations of crating.

Available Crate Sizes


Extra Small
Dog weight – 1-10lbs or (.5kg – 4kg)
22L x 13W x 16H or centimeters 56 x 33 x 40.6
18L x 12W x 14H or centimeters 45.5 x 30.5 x 35.5


Dog Weight – 11-25lbs or (4kg – 11kg)
24L x 18W x 21H or centimeters 61 x 45.5 x 53.5
24 L x 18 W x 19H or centimeters 61 x 45.5 x 48


Dog Weight – 26-40lbs or (11kg – 18kg)
30L x 21W x 24H or centimeters 76 x 53.5 x 61
30L x 19W x 21H or centimeters 76 x 48 x 53.5


Dog Weight – 41-70lbs or (18kg – 31kg)
36L x 24W x 27H or centimeters 91.5 x 61 x 68.5
36L x 23W x 25H or centimeters 91.5 x 58.5 x 63.5

Extra Large

Dog Weight 71-90lbs or (32kg – 40kg)
42L x 28W x 31H or centimeters 107 x 71 x 79
42L x 28W x 30H or centimeters 107 x 71 x 76

XXL / Giant

Dog Weight 90lbs + or 40kg +
46L x 30W x 33H or centimeters 117 x 76 x 84

Crate Materials

Wire crates are collapsible or foldable, and durable. These crates come in a wide range of sizes and finishes that offer dogs increased ventilation. Additionally they can be fitted with dividers that allow owners to expand the crate as the puppy grows. Another handy item is slide out trays that are often fitted beneath the crate. Floor mats and covers can be added for comfort and privacy.

These crates are heavier than plastic, also well suited to vehicle travel, and provide clear viewing of dogs.

Aluminum crates are lightweight, strong, and provide good ventilation and visibility. They are nicer looking than wire crates and provide protection against rust. Some have solid walls or bars, and many can be disassembled for storage. Because the aluminum can be powder coated and anodized, they come in a wide variety of colors.

The ventilation is not as good as wire, but better than plastic crates. Aluminum crates are good for vehicle travel and often implemented for dog show uses.
Soft / Fabric crates are easily folded for storage or transportation and lightweight. They provide dogs a feeling of increased security, but still allow some visibility, airflow and come in many sizes and colors. Soft crates allow for quick set-ups and breakdowns, compact storage, are made from fabric, foam and sometimes have a lightweight metal frame.

These are not a good idea for puppies that have yet to be house trained and are susceptible to chewing and even digging through fabrics.

Plastic crates are lightweight and durable, easy to clean, insulated against cold, and available for airline travel. This type of crate is useful for anxious dogs that are easily unsettled by busy surroundings.

Negative points of plastic crates are that they have limited ventilation and take up a lot of room when stored.

Wood / Designer / Hideaway crates are good for indoor use and can be made to mimic furniture such as tables, nightstands, or window benches. They can be styled and built to match your indoor theme. Using a variety of woods, and paint colors they are a good choice for those who do not want to clutter their house with an unsightly crate. They have removable trays located in the bottom, and provide a warm and secure home for dogs.

However, they are neither easily moved nor convenient for puppies that are not yet house-trained. They lack the ability to move a puppy’s crate around the house where you will be stationed and are not suitable for travel because of their weight and finishes.

Wicker, yes wicker crates are available. Don’t laugh yet, not only are they functional, but they are fluids and smells resistant, and come in many sizes. Wicker has been used for thousands of years and its practicality is why it is still used today.


Crate Training takes a good dog crate. But it doesn’t have to take food off your table. So first you can learn how to crate train yourself, and then how to save in the cost of crate training tools and dog crates as well. Here’s how: Please do yourself a favor and view the videos below, take a note or two – then TAKE ADVANTAGE of our links to incredible deals on the best Crate Training Dog Crate for you Directly below.

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