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Plastic Dog Kennels: The Most Versatile Type of Dog Crate

Updated on February 21, 2010

Plastic dog kennels make wonderful homes for our beloved family pets. Your loving animal craves a sense of comfort within its home just like we do, and this is an excellent way to give them comfort and security. There are a lot of different types on the market like wire and wooden dog kennel end tables, but plastic ones are much lighter which make them more convenient to use and easier to move around. If you plan on traveling with your pooch this works great, because many of them are also airline approved so they can be used at home as well on an airplane.

Large plastic dog kennels are available for the larger breeds. Most models are strong, durable and are ventilated on all sides to preserve comfort. They have unbreakable shell connectors which will provide protection for your big playful puppy.

Comfy & Cozy in her Plastic Kennel ~ Flickr image by Cogdogblog
Comfy & Cozy in her Plastic Kennel ~ Flickr image by Cogdogblog

Most kennels are easy to assemble, have secure locks, and the quality plastic enables easy cleaning. Choosing the right size for your pet is important. Your puppy should be able to lie down, turn around, and have three to four inches of extra head space when standing or sitting. Even though the cage might seem too confining to you, it isn't for your puppy.

Plastic Collapsible Dog Kennels

Collapsible dog kennels are great additions to any family that loves to travel. Whether you are going camping or going on a road trip this is a wonderful way to bring your happy puppy along.

They come in a variety of sizes and are easy to set up with no poles, bars, straps, or tools required. Some models are water resistant, have mesh window screens, and a zippered mesh door. It is very convenient when storing or traveling, because the easy fold up design hardly takes up any space at all.

If you are interested in a strong plastic kennel that folds flat and sets up in seconds look for a Pet Gear plastic dog crate. It has built in wheels, a pull handle and is available in three sizes. Most units are sold with matching bumper crate bed and carry case. They also come in an assortment of fun designer colors too!

Airline Approved Plastic Kennels

If your pooch is small enough to travel under the seat of an airplane then you'll be able to purchase a soft-sided dog carrier if you prefer. But if you have a medium to large size breed and plan to travel by air you will have less options to choose from.

If your pooch's carrier does not fit under the seat your pet will not be allowed to travel with you in the cabin.

All airlines have very specific requirements for any animal that is to travel below. Top of their list is that all pet must be contained in a hard plastic carrier (no soft-sided carriers are allow). Check before you purchase so that you will be able to use it both at home and when you travel. As an added bit of protection always check with the specific airline before booking your flight. You don't want to miss your flight because your pet was not allowed to board the plane.

Dog Crate Accessories: Food & Water Cups
Dog Crate Accessories: Food & Water Cups

You can also buy plastic or stainless food and water cups that attach to the inside of the crate door. These types of accessories can be extremely useful when traveling with your pet.

Plastic dog crates provide your pet with a comfortable, secure, and more private space. They also will prove useful in households with high activity where your pet needs a secluded haven, particularly a home with small children.

This space will be where an overwrought pet can go when it wants some peace and quiet. Wire dog kennel are also very popular, but they are more open and not provide as cozy a space unless of course you add a nice dog crate cover.

Dogs are naturally den animals, so giving them a kennel is believed to provide your pet with a sense of comfort and security. But you must be prepared to spend some time getting your pup acquainted to this den-like space.

Crate training if done correctly will ensure your pooch enjoys her crate for many years to come. If you need some help training your pup to absolutely love her new plastic kennel then take a few minutes and watch the videos below and see just how easy it can be to teach your to love her new crate. You just need some know how, a little bit of time, some patience and a lot of love!

Dogs are naturally den animals, so giving them a kennel is believed to provide your pet with a sense of comfort and security. But you must be prepared to spend some time getting your pup acquainted to this den-like space.

Crate training if done correctly will ensure your pooch enjoys her crate for many years to come. If you need some help training your pup to absolutely love her new plastic kennel then take a few minutes and watch the videos below and see just how easy it can be to teach your to love her new crate. You just need some know how, a little bit of time, some patience and a lot of love!

Using Plastic Kennels to Crate Training Puppies

A few important things to consider when crate training your puppy:

  • Don't put bedding in the crate. It can be shredded and if swallowed could cause choking or an an intestinal blockage.
  • Absorbent bedding may encourage urination in the crate.
  • Leaving food and water in the crate will make housebreaking more difficult.
  • Toys if easily destroy could turn into choking hazards.

Kennel Training Your Puppy

Crate Training a Pup Using a Plastic Dog Kennel

Using a Plastic Dog Crate to Train a Puppy

Using Plastic Dog Kennels to Housebreak Puppies

You can purchase a crate at your local pet shop, or choose the option of shopping online, and have it conveniently shipped straight to your home.

Plastic dog kennels are a perfect gift for your perfect pet. A kennel is just one of the many dog supplies that you ought to consider to give your pup a secure and comfortable space of her own.

Visit Dog Supplies Advisor for more great information on caring for your dog.

Pet Gear Plastic Collapsible Dog Kennel
Pet Gear Plastic Collapsible Dog Kennel
Plastic Airline Approved Dog Kennel
Plastic Airline Approved Dog Kennel

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