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Crates, Gates & Kennels

Crates, gates, and kennels, oh my! These are all extremely practical, functional purchases that are essential for you and your pet’s training and travel needs. That’s why The Hungry Puppy carries brands such as Four Paws, MidWest, PetMate, and others that provide you with the containment solutions you need.

Crates and kennels serve as great tools to bring your dog, cat, or any other companion animal with you on an adventure! Whether you’re flying across the country on an airplane, visiting a family friend’s house, or bringing them along for a car ride, crates and kennels are made of tough, durable construction that ensures your pet’s safety, while having openings and slots for open ventilation and easy breathing. Petmate’s kennels have interior moats to keep your pet dry and tie-down strap holes for zip-tie installation, as well as built in compartment covers, handles, and easy squeeze latches. MidWest’s crates have sliding bolt latches and offer large openings for pets to easily step in and out of. Plus, they’re easy to set up or fold flat for convenient storage. These products comply with most airline requirements, though you should always check to be sure. However, crates and kennels are not just for travelling, but also sleeping! Many pets enjoy having a designated place for sleeping, one that is both comforting and comfortable. Make it extra cozy by purchasing one of our store’s luxurious fleece beds that fit right into the crate! As you can tell, kennels and crates can be used for sleeping, travelling, or training, just as gates and pens can too! Gates and pens keep your pet from venturing off into a part of the house you want to keep off limits, or it keeps them to a specific area for exercise, bedtime, or playtime. Luckily, our crates, kennels, and pens all come in a range of sizes that depend upon your friend’s size and habits.

A dog crate is a plastic, metal, or wire enclosure used to contain a dog and keep it safe, secure, and comfortable. Crates are usually used during travel and for housebreaking, and come in various sizes that are suited to different dog breeds.

What are the benefits of a dog crate?

  1. Safety: A crate is a secure, enclosed space that provides your dog with a safe place to stay while you’re away or when you can’t supervise them. 
  1. Training: Crate training can help you teach your dog good house manners, such as not to chew on furniture or have accidents in the house. 
  1. Comfort: A crate provides a den-like environment and can help your dog feel secure and safe. 
  1. Convenience: A crate is a great way to transport your pet when you’re on the go. 
  1. Protection: A crate can help protect your pet from getting into trouble when you’re not around.

What are the cons of a dog crate? 

  1. Dogs May Develop Anxiety or Stress: Dogs that are confined to their crate for too long or too often may develop behavioral issues such as barking, whining, and destructive behavior. 
  1. Not Enough Exercise: Dogs in crates may become inactive, leading to obesity and other health problems. 
  1. Potty Training Problems: Dogs may eliminate in their crate if they are not taken out often enough or if they don’t have access to a potty area. 
  1. Inappropriate Use: Some owners use crates as a way to punish their dogs, which may lead to behavioral problems. 
  1. Inconvenience: Crates can be difficult to transport and store, and they may not fit in all homes or vehicles.

A dog carrier is a bag, box, or other type of container designed to safely transport a dog. Dog carriers are typically used for smaller dogs and puppies, and can come in a variety of materials such as plastic, fabric, or wicker. Dog carriers are usually used for airline travel and other short trips.

What are the benefits of a dog carrier?

  1. Convenience: Dog carriers provide a convenient way to transport your pet. You can easily bring your pet with you when you have to go out and make sure that they are safe and secure. 
  1. Comfort: Dog carriers are designed to provide your pet with a comfortable ride. Many carriers provide extra padding and breathability to keep your pet comfortable. 
  1. Security: Dog carriers provide your pet with a secure environment. This is especially important if you are transporting your pet in an unfamiliar environment. 
  1. Versatility: Dog carriers come in a variety of sizes and styles, allowing you to find the perfect carrier for your pet’s individual needs. 
  1. Safety: Dog carriers provide a safe way to transport your pet. They provide a secure environment for your pet and help keep them safe from potential harm.

What are the cons of a dog carrier? 

  1. Reduced Mobility: Dog carriers can limit your pet’s mobility, especially if they are a larger breed. 
  1. Restriction of Space: Dog carriers can be too small for some breeds, causing them to feel restricted and uncomfortable. 
  1. Health Risks: If the carrier is too small or not properly ventilated, it can lead to stress and overheating. 
  1. Difficulty Moving: Carriers can be difficult to carry, especially if your pet is larger or heavier. 
  1. Cost: Dog carriers can be expensive, and may not be cost effective for some pet owners.

The Hungry Puppy has all the crates, gates, kennels, and pens your pet needs to accompany you on your adventures, play safely, or snuggle up during bedtime!


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