Part of the Pack
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Spokane, Washington
When Simon was a small puppy he had a plastic crate and it worked well. I know many crate their dogs more than I do, but I only crate him when I have to leave and can't take him with me, and no one will be home AND/OR I want to sweep the floor. (he can't resist chasing the broom ie:helping mommy)
Simon has been growing like a week though and I soon had to get him into another crate, again another plastic one. That lasted about another month. I ended up getting him the crate you have listed in your first post the big wire one. I am really happy with this crate and I think Simon is too. I bought the one for 100-120 lbs dogs? I think that was what it was. it ran about 100 or so bucks. The crate is well made, sturdy and easy to clean. When I first had him in the crate I put a towel on the top of it to make it more "den-ish". I have since removed the towel and the cats decided it was an invitation to lay on his crate with him in it, and it drove him and the cats into a barking hissing match. I leave his crate open during the day and on occasion he just goes in there for a little snooze. It's a hair big for him now I think he is about 80 lbs, but as fast as I was going through crates I decided to estimate his adult size and go with that for this crate.
My wonderful loves:
Emma, Xavier, SweetPea, Mr. Pickles, Mary Beth, Sheldon,Zena,Cadbury,Kapuah,Walter,Lou,Chip, Dilbert, Cartman, Gessepi,Miranda, Henry & Riker (my chins)/ Bunny, Little Cat,Clarissa (cats) , Lucy & Grace (Dappled Doxies) Simon (GSD puppy), Cookie (Australian Shepherd puppy), Captain Jack (cockatiel)