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Cage Size

Postby kevindd992002 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:31 pm

Now that Walter is 1 year and 7 months old, I'm worried that the size of his cage is not enough for him. Here are his current cage pics:

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Can you guys confirm if I need to buy a bigger cage for him? When he's roaming around the house, he's sleeping with his feet and hands extended the whole length. He can't do this in his cage.

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Re: Cage Size

Postby Cindy J » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:15 am

He looks like he fits the crate nicely. I recently up-sized to a 48X30. It is actually big enough for two dogs. But I use the smaller crate for dog shows because he is not in it for extended periods.
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Re: Cage Size

Postby kevindd992002 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:44 am

I see, thanks for the feedback. I was actually thinking that it would be better if he can stretch his body in the cage (similar to what he is doing when he is outside of it) while he is in it but should that be a concern?

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Re: Cage Size

Postby FurParent » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:23 am

Need to change his crate! He grow more adorable than before.

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Re: Cage Size

Postby kevindd992002 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:57 am

@Fur Parent

What do you exactly mean?

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Re: Cage Size

Postby Cindy J » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:05 am

I personally would up-size to allow a more relaxed rest. He is a cutie!
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Re: Cage Size

Postby kevindd992002 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:53 am

Thanks :) Would using those metal fences be a wise replacement for cages? Or are those really just for puppies?

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Re: Cage Size

Postby Cindy J » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:26 am

Not sure about your dog. Mine head butted right through the metal fencing pieces. We ended up puppy proofing a room and closing him off with a puppy gate. This gave him more room and kept him safe
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Re: Cage Size

Postby kevindd992002 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:26 am

But are those metal fences also being used as an alternative to cages for grown-up puppies that are not head-butting? :)

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Re: Cage Size

Postby Rory's Dad » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:50 pm

The crate size looks fine. Generally for a Chow, you should be looking at a 36" length with 24" height. He looks to be laying comfortably and not having to duck too much while standing.

I do prefer a crate that has the solid bottom though. In the pictures he is standing on the grates, with the pan underneath. I prefer the opposite, so that a crate mat can be placed in for comfort. I think the style shown is more designed for potty training.

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Re: Cage Size

Postby Malamar » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:48 pm

The cage fits its size...that means the cage is small!! From the pic I beg the chow chow has trouble turning his body in it. So I agree with the idea of changing the cage.

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Re: Cage Size

Postby kevindd992002 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:54 pm

Can you guys post a pic of your dogs in their respective crates so that I can have an idea of the "right" size?

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Re: Cage Size

Postby perriejinnie » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:08 pm

I think the cage size should be bigger in order to provide your dog more comfort. I don't keep my dog in cage, but in leash. And that's also when my guests arrive. He doesn't like to be caged.
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