What Size Crate For A German Shepherd?
The question of what size crate for a german shepherds is one that many owners are always asking themselves.
There are so many different options available today, but which ones will suit your needs the most?
Here at PetSmart we have some crates in our store that meet all of our customers’ requirements. If you’re looking for something else, don’t hesitate to ask us! We’ll do everything we can to accommodate your request.
Crates for German Shepherds come in various sizes, but they all fall into two categories: those with wheels and those without. Wheels provide extra stability when transporting your pet, while non-wheeled crates offer less space than their wheeled counterparts.
When choosing a crate, keep these guidelines in mind:
Choose a crate that’s large enough to hold your dog comfortably and safely.
A crate that’s too small may cause your pet discomfort or even injury.
If you plan to leave your dog in the crate overnight, choose a crate with wheels. (Some manufacturers make collapsible crates.)
Choose a crate that fits snugly around your dog’s body. (Tighten up any seams and corners if necessary.) Some dogs like to stretch out during travel; others prefer their bodies wrapped tightly around them.
Choose a durable, high-quality crate that can stand up to your pet’s scratching and biting. (Note: Don’t bother with plastic crates; they’re flimsy and don’t offer much protection.)
Your dog’s crate is his sanctuary; it should be his “safe place.” If you want him to feel comfortable in the crate, rub it with a little hamburger meat or other treat.
Encourage him to go inside and stay there.
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