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Considerations In Purchasing a Portable Dog Kennel

Jul 31, 2008
Consider obtaining a portable dog kennel, as it's often difficult to keep a large dog in a cage in your vehicle, and you don't want your dog to be uncomfortable. Here are a few things to keep in mind while shopping for a portable dog kennel.

First off, why use one at all?

A good portable dog kennel will be easy to pack and to transport, will be less expensive and probably better for your dog than a large crate, and provides shelter and security for your pet. If you're in a strange place, being in a kennel that he's become used to will provide your dog with a sense of familiarity that will help him adjust to traveling.

How big is your dog?

If you have a puppy, or small dog, then your kennel can be smaller than if you have a larger animal. The dog should be able to stand up, turn around, lay down again, with no difficulties, but you don't want it to be too big, either.

What kind of material do you want?

Portable dog kennels come in a variety of construction materials, including wire, nylon, and plastic some of the more elaborate models may even use bamboo, or have paneling! You don't want your dog to be able to rip through the material, nor to harm themselves or break their teeth on it. If your dog is the type that constantly is gnawing on something, you may need something a little more durable. Do some research, and shop around, and don't be fooled into buying something just because it looks cool.

How will it primarily be used?

Will you be traveling with it and moving it around a lot? Will you be erecting it permanently in your house or yard? This may affect the type of material you want, because nylon kennels are easy to put up and take down, while sturdy wire construction may be better for stationary use.

What's your budget?

There are many types of kennels on the market, and, as with anything, there are models that cost less, and models that cost more. Plastic kennels are typically the most expensive, and the most durable. Wire kennels are usually in the mid-range, while nylon kennels are typically the least expensive and a good choice if your training a growing pet to accept being in a kennel at all. It's a good idea to decide how much you'll be willing to spend, and what your needs are, before you go shopping.
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Chris Jensen is a contributing Author of Jetfly Blog. For more related articles and reviews visit Jetfly Pets & Animals Blog now. Also, for the Best up-to-date related Online Products, check out Jetfly Dog Supplies Shop for Todays Current Online Deals.
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