A cage provides your dog with a safe, secure, indoor refuge. While some might initially consider a cage to be a "doggie jail," your dog, who is instinctively a den animal, actually appreciates having a private, quiet space of his own.
When used appropriately, a cage is beneficial and calming. A cage is also extremely helpful in housetraining and in controlling destructive behavior resulting from teething, stress, or separation anxiety.
When selecting a cage, pay close attention to:
Thanks to a wide variety of available cages, you're sure to find a cage that fits your dog's needs, your home, and your budget. All our cages feature double-welded steel construction and a chew-proof polyethylene tray. The following chart has a sampling of our popular cages:
- Construction - Choose either square-back (non-foldable) or fold & carry (foldable for easy transport). And look for welded steel, which is the strongest and most durable.
- Wire gauge and spacing - The lower the wire gauge number, the tougher the wire. And the closer together the wire, the stronger the cage.
- Weight - Choose a cage that is not too heavy for you to move.
- Cage tray - Look for polyethylene trays, which are quiet, durable, and easy to clean.
- Headroom - Select a cage that lets your dog stand, sit, and turn around comfortably as an adult. Add a divider panel to regulate space while your pup is growing.
- Lock - Look for a dog-proof cam lock, especially if your dog is an escape artist.
Floor grates and divider panels available for all but Hammertone Cage.