Why Plastic Dog Crates May be the Best Choice for You and Your Best Friend

The Pethouse - Plastic Dog Cratesicon

pet house This 5 star crate gets great reviews from owners and is a perfect Pethouse for dogs up to 25 lbs. Ideal for crate training or traveling. It features a heavy-duty steel door and opens to either side with a secure slide latching system with the added advantage of a top door entrance.

Plastic crates are generally reasonably priced, durable, easy to assemble and disassemble, easily cleaned and light weight. They are great for housebreaking puppies and the bottom half can be used as a pet bed making them dual purpose dog carriers.

If you are planning to take your dog with you while traveling by air, you will need an approved airline pet carrier. Plastic dog kennels are the only type permitted for this type of travel.

Many dogs prefer the cozy "den" like atmosphere of a a plastic crate. The privacy and security may also suit an anxious dog. It is a place to retreat when something frightens him or just a refuse from the hustle and bustle of the household.

Alternatively, some of our canine friends may not like the closed confinement of a plastic kennel and would be happier in wire dog crates.

Traditional Plastic Dog Crate

plastic dog crate Petmate Classic Kennel is built for safety and comfort with easily cleaned high impact plastic that will provide years of service. Available in 4 sizes. Assembles in seconds. Features wire doors and vents.

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Many plastic crates are portable with a carrying handle for convenience. If you have a larger dog that you would not be able to carry, some crates come with wheels or they can be purchased separately.

Other features to consider...

  • shoulder strap eyelets
  • storage compartments
  • quick-latching system
  • manufacturer's warranty
In summary, look for plastic dog crates (using this chart for a guide line) that are sized right for your dog and one that has good ventilation.

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