Dog Crate Size – Which Dog Crate Is Best

Dog Crate – Which Dog Crate is Best // Trying to pick the right dog crate, watch this video for dog crate size recommendations and dog crate reviews. If you want to crate train a puppy, you’ll need to know how to pick the perfect dog crate. What crate size you pick can help keep your puppy calm while in their crate. Your puppy crate needs to be just the right size otherwise puppy potty training will be a disaster.

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  1. Create Your Own Magic on November 14, 2021 at 11:47 am

    wow now I definitely know I chose right size and type, oh and by the way I chose the plastic ones.

  2. Marlena Tumey on November 14, 2021 at 11:48 am

    German shepherd is a true old tomorrow. What size do u recommend. I’m needing to get one today or tomorrow. Please help

  3. Hayley Paige Reviews on November 14, 2021 at 11:49 am

    We always big a crate that’s too big, we stuff it with cardboard boxes and blankets to fill the space in tho to make it smaller until they grow into it as the breed I get (Australian cattle dog always!) grows extremely quickly. We also spray the fabric with Apple cider vinegar to stop them from ripping it apart

  4. Lori Walsh on November 14, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Hi! Crate training……I understand generally that undesired behavior must not be rewarded. So: My puppy is sure to be smart enough to realize when he is about to be released from his crate; and he is sure to be excited. How can I calm him before release so that he doesn’t conclude obnoxious behavior is rewarded with release? Tom/Rockford , Illinois

  5. blkbeauti05 on November 14, 2021 at 11:51 am

    I live in a NY apartment. I am going with the plastic crate, the metal is way too bulky for my space. Puppy comes home in 2 weeks.

  6. Juan Bautista Jimenez Galea on November 14, 2021 at 11:52 am

    I’ve learned already soft-sided were not appropriate. I have a mixed teckel (he is quite tall for a teckel)

  7. Itzel Perez on November 14, 2021 at 11:54 am

    my puppy is so smart he escaped his crate at night

  8. HollyJolly on November 14, 2021 at 11:55 am

    I’m probably going to go with a plastic crate initially. I’m going to be training a service dog so it needs to be able to travel well to work and events I go to. But down the road I’ll probably get a fabric one just because I can trust them more and I carry enough clunky stuff in my travels. Plastic kennel though could stay at work, beneath my desk.

  9. April Manner on November 14, 2021 at 11:58 am

    If the crate is too big can i put some pillows on the back to make it a little smaller?

  10. Elizabeth Stump on November 14, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Will be getting a wire crate for the main crate in the living room, and covering (as recommended, away from sides), but for a secondary crate to move around the house, a plastic crate.

  11. Sanddaal on November 14, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    I had a metal crate for my previous dog. Used it for 14yrs. Its far too big for my new puppy. Was thinking of a soft crate for portability but listening to this video made me remember pups chew! Will most likely go for a metal one indoors and a plastic for travel. I don’t like the idea of a plastic one inside. Im still debating with myself

  12. Alexandra Stepanich on November 14, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    I will have a puppy very soon but I am confused about the right size of the crate, she is a Westie 3 months old. Would you please help me with this?

  13. Katie Andon on November 14, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    My dog is 48 pounds. The sizing guide options is 30-50 or 50-70

    Which size do I get? He’s a husky mix

  14. Rashidah Bates on November 14, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    I have a nightstand that I want to convert into a crate for my puppy coming home soon. Is that ok instead of the metal crate I have for training? Is it ok to use both at the same time?

  15. Karen Matze on November 14, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    We are getting a goldendoodle in December. The breeder estimates that he will mature at around 40 pounds. I just don’t know what size wire crate to get. I want to get one that will fit him when he is “full grown”. Any suggestions?

  16. Zoe Williams on November 14, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    both, one for first floor and one for bedroom (metal and hard)

  17. Jennifer Meddings on November 14, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    May try a small plastic crate first… 8-9 week maltese

  18. Crunchy Brownie on November 14, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    We have had my cavapoo puppie for one day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Wrongway Conway on November 14, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Our new puppy was absolutely terrified of being in her covered metal cage. If the door is closed she’d bark, howl, cry, chew the bars, paw the bottom tray etc. It was awful. She can now sleep in the crate but ONLY with the door open. Perhaps we have to buy a plastic crate.

  20. Jayda Rose Burgoyne on November 14, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Where can I get one of those leashes in the back ?????

  21. Connie Clawson on November 14, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    When I get 2 mini dashound puppies can they sleep together or separate? Which would be best?

  22. SG 356 on November 14, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Dogs crates are cruel and are used for the benefit of the owner and not for the dog. No animal should be shut in a cage. How would you like it? If you can’t provide a safe environment for a dog then don’t get one. They should free and safe or at least kept in a large dog proof room overnight or in the owners bedroom. Cages are cruel.

  23. Ariee Metcalf on November 14, 2021 at 12:12 pm


  24. April Manner on November 14, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Getting a puli puppy in december, will totally use a crate after your videos!❤️

  25. Kellie I on November 14, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    I question how will my puppy know it’s time to sleep the entire night in the crate if I have to leave her half the day for work in the crate covered up? Even if I get a break to let her out I will need to go back to work & possibly run errands afterwards. Is having her covered up in a crate for that long better than leaving her in the playpen with her crate during the day?

  26. Julia Hofman on November 14, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    I raise guide dog puppies, so I have a new little puppy every 15 months or so
    Because of this I use a metal wire crate with a cover. I never thought to put something larger on top of the crate to keep it from touching so the puppies don’t chew the cover. Great idea! I am going to add one of those ASAP just in case.
    I use the plastic crates when I take my puppy to work though because I find it keeps them calm around all the noise at work and allows them to nap. The larger size isn’t a problem at work because I’m right there when they wake up for a potty break

  27. Emerald Long on November 14, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Hi for the metal crate, do you have the puppy sleep on the black plastic slate in it or do you put a dog bed on top of that

  28. It’s Enny on November 14, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Definitely going for the metal I checked the reviews and I couldn’t even finish it’s just too much but it’s five star so I think I’m going for the metal

  29. E Mulks on November 14, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Im getting a puppy this weekend and I am probably going to get a plastic crate

  30. Meghan MacKenzie on November 14, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Does anyone know if there’s any plastic crates that have dividers?

  31. Claire Wargo on November 14, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    I might get a goldendoodle, what crate is best for that I want you opinion please or anyone else Who has owned a golden doodle please give your opinions in reply because I’m not quite sure what to do yet

  32. Liv on November 14, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    We’re getting our new family member in one week time.. I’ve been thinking which crate I should go for, and this video clip helps me to decide! Thanks a lot always!!

  33. Jim Marxen on November 14, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    What do you think of the Digg’s crate?

  34. Melissa Palafox on November 14, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    I tried to click the link for the crash course and it didn’t work

  35. I Relate To Everything on November 14, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    I’m about to get a shih Tzu

  36. Kim Tompkins on November 14, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Wish I had found this before we got our puppy. We had got him a cloth crate, he hated it and quickly learned he could jump on the side or the door and flip the crate to move it. He looked like he was he a hamster wheel. He was on his feet the whole time but I would have to put him under a table with chairs on ether side of him. I was afraid he would hurt himself if we continued to use it. I have been afraid to get him a new crate, as he gets very upset when ever he see the old one, but I did finally get him a plastic one. Now just to get him to be ok with it.

  37. Doggy Days on November 14, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    I love animals!!!

  38. Playboi Kk on November 14, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Im getting a female white 5 month old pitbull im so excited

  39. Tania Costa on November 14, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I DIY’d a wooden crate without a top (using an old cradle), for my dog to be in, when I’m in the house (working from home because of covid …) but since he grew up a bit, he can now escape from it during the night or when I’m out of the house. So, I need to buy a crate. I was thinking metal, but after watching this video, I changed my mind to plastic. Thank you for the help!

  40. Bella'sworld567 on November 14, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    My dog uses plastic crates and it is true that if you buy a durable crate/kennel they will last longer!I only had to replace my dogs crates cuz they were just too small and not because they broke

  41. How To Train A Dream Dog on November 14, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks for watching the video Dog Crate – Which Dog Crate is Best. Which crate style do you use with your puppy?

  42. Thornhillnana on November 14, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    My daughter and I will be heading back east 🇨🇦 to collect our puppies and fly ind back. Thought we’d use soft side carriers for the cabin. Suggestions?

  43. Yolanda Daniels on November 14, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    I’m crate training my miniature labradoodle in a medal crate with a divider. I also have a plastic crate that he flew in and was delivered to me in. Because he may have peed in that crate during his travels, I will clean it thoroughly and use it as his travel crate. Thanks Michele for sharing all of your puppy training knowledge!

  44. Marie Trini77 on November 14, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you for your tips. I have a 4 month old Morkie and just yesterday, 1/3/2021, got her paw caught in the metal crate. What would be a good crate and should I stick to a plastic one ? Thanks 😊

  45. Teresa Eleizegui on November 14, 2021 at 12:41 pm


  46. FL HANDSTER on November 14, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Hey, your “Puppy Training Crash Course” link in the description is no longer valid or working. As matter of fact, a couple of the Amazon crate suggested links are no longer valid neither. However, Thanks for the informative video.

  47. Susan Skelton on November 14, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    We are going to choose plastic

  48. Debbie Brock on November 14, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    I’ve had great results with plastic, which I used to train my Corgi puppy 13 years ago. Unfortunately, she passed away last year, but now I’m getting another Corgi puppy, so I will again use a plastic one. Thanks for the video, I was unsure as to what size to buy, so your video was very informative!

  49. Marie Trini77 on November 14, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Just subscribed because your informative, 😊

  50. mikeje305 on November 14, 2021 at 12:46 pm


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