About Plastic Dog Kennels

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About Plastic Dog Kennels

by Simon Oldmann



House training a puppy can be quite a challenge. It requires a lot of patience on your part because it won't be easy at the start. You will be going after your dog and watching every corner he or she goes to to check if that area has been soiled accidentally. This has been a cause of frustration in most dog owners.

However, house training a puppy can be made easier if you have a dog kennel in your house. You see, dogs are naturally attracted to den-like environments. Thus, a kennel that allows him to have this den-like feel will give off the signal that this is the only place for him or her to relieve himself.

There are basically two types of dog kennels: the wire kennel and the plastic kennel. Wire kennels are more convenient for some dog owners because it has better ventilation and gives a better view of the puppy. Wire kennels are also easier to clean and maintain, compared to plastic kennels. All you need to do is place it on top of old newspapers. You don't have to do much scrubbing.

Plastic dog kennels also have its share of positive attributes. For instance, if you travel with your pet frequently, plastic kennels are required, as per mandated by law.

Plastic dog kennels, some owners believe, also give a greater sense of privacy and security to dogs, as opposed to wire kennels that leave them very exposed and visible. Your puppy might want to have some alone time sometimes, and a plastic kennel will fill this need. Some would argue, though, that placing a cloth over a wire kennel will create the same effect.

When choosing the right kennel for your puppy, you also have to consider the size. The appropriate kennel size is one that is wide enough for the puppy to roll just a bit and high enough to accommodate his or her height almost exactly.

You might think that your dog has a pretty cramped space if this is so, but dogs don't really see it that way. In fact, this is better for them, because it will help teach them that there is one and only one place they can relieve themselves. If your kennel is too spacious, you dog might just get confused.

When you buy a plastic kennel, remember that you might have to buy another larger one in the future when your puppy grows larger. If you have a wire kennel, you can just place dividers when the puppy is still small and adjust accordingly as he or she grows.

In short, wire kennels have a longer use-life compared to plastic dog kennels, which will need to replaced eventually (if your dog has a tendency to grow big, of course). If you have a toy dog, or a dog that doesn't grow, then it's okay to use a plastic kennel.

Kennels are useful during the puppy stage not only to teach the dog where to soil, but also to prevent him or her from chewing off your furniture upholstery, knock your stuff over, and, basically, run madly around the house. Because puppies generally have uncontrollable behavior, it is good to introduce a sense of privacy at the onset, so that when they grow, they have a concept of where they are supposed to place themselves for particular activities.

Getting a dog kennel can be a wise choice for home owners, it will also provide a much needed privet space for your dog, this space will provide the dog with the feeling of security and privacy. Are you going to buy a Dog Kennel, or are you going to make your own kennel? Visit the Dog Kennel pages at http://dogkennel.zupatips.com



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