- Extra Large Dog Crates
Extra Large Dog Crates
Looking for a cosy and comfortable home for your pampered pooch? Well, you’re certainly in the right place! Check out OnBuy’s fantastic online range of extra large dog crates, and prepare to delight your pup with a safe and welcoming den that’s sure to help them feel secure. Browse the collection to find their favourite model today!
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Dog crates offer a wide range of benefits, for both you and your pooch. If you have a puppy, crating can aid in house-training throughout the early months, and can also help to make them feel safe and secure in new or potentially stressful environments. Older dogs can learn to love their crates and view them as dens and, if done correctly, this convenient process will always be seen by your canine as an opportunity for restful privacy. They should only have positive associations with it, and could even choose to enter it whenever they’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
But, what size is the right size? With so many options to choose from, it can often be difficult to decide, so we’re here to help! Many people think that buying the largest option possible is the best, because they assume that their pet requires lots of room. However, dog crates can be too large, and purchasing the incorrect size could actually be detrimental to their mental health. As a general rule of thumb, if your pup weighs between 41-50kg, and is considered to be a ‘larger’ breed (like an Afghan hound, Bullmastiff, Collie, Doberman, Greyhound, Newfoundland or Pointer), they’ll need an extra large dog crate, or one that’s 122cm long.
Are bigger crates always better for your dog?
Generally speaking, no. If your dog is going to be spending a lot of time in their crate, you want to make the environment as relaxing as possible and, often, providing too much room can be anxiety-inducing. When dogs choose dens in the wild, they select small spaces where they can fit comfortably, but not be exposed too much. Just enough to lie down, stretch out and sleep is all that’s really necessary. More room means more space and more exposure, while smaller spaces feel safer and more secure.
When a crate is too big for a dog, they’ll seek out other places that make them feel safe, such as under a table or behind a sofa. If your pooch is keeping to one side of the XL dog crate, or is using one end as a potty area, you’ll know that that particular model is too big. If this occurs, look for a medium or small dog crate, instead.
How to choose the correct extra large dog crate for your pooch
When it comes to choosing your XL dog cage, there are a number of things to consider, including the size and weight of your pooch (so, when in doubt, measure!). When your pup is standing in the crate, their nose and rear should not be touching either end. When sitting or standing in the crate, they should not be hunched or lowering their head down past their shoulder blades. They should be able to fully stand, turn around, and lie down (stretched out) without looking cramped or uncomfortable. Whatever their length and height, simply add 10-15cm to each, to find the correct crate size