When were dog crates invented?

when were dog crates invented

Crating dogs goes as far back as the late 1700s when the rulers of the late Qing dynasty (1644–1911) kept dogs for hunting and companionship. Elaborate, ornate crates were made for companion dogs such as the Pekingese. A cherished companion among the court’s women, these dogs were believed to reside in pavilions featuring marble floors, … Read more

Can dog crates be stacked?

can dog crates be stacked

Is stacking dog crates safe? Do airlines do it? So, can dog crates be stacked? Let’s take a look at why we might want to stack dog crates in our homes, and vehicles and whether the professionals do it too. Why you might want to stack dog crates Transportation Professional Dog Walkers, Commercial pet transporters, … Read more

Can I rent dog crates?

can I rent dog crates

Renting dog crates is far more common than you think, especially for air travel where IATA approved crates are required by most airlines. But there are other reasons you might want to consider crate rental. Let’s take a look at the benefits of dog crate rental and where you can rent them from. Why rent … Read more

Should dog crates have water?

should dog crates have water

Do dogs need to have water at all times in their crates? Let’s take a look at how to overcome the ‘spillage’ issue, whether it makes a difference with housebreaking and what your local welfare laws say. TLDR: Should dog crates have water? Yes, fresh drinking water should be provided at all times in a … Read more

Do dog crates collapse?

do dog crates collapse

If you travel frequently, have limited space in your home, only need to use a crate temporarily or just want to put it away sometimes, you’ll probably be wondering; do dog crates collapse? The good news is that most do, and they reduce down to a much smaller, more portable and storable size. Let’s take … Read more

Should you crate a dog in the car?

should you crate a dog in the car

Have you ever wondered where in your vehicle is the safest place for your dog? Should you crate a dog in the car? Let’s take a look at the options available before making a decision. Where is the safest place in a car for a dog? When travelling with a dog in a car, the … Read more

Do dog crates need to be covered?

do dog crates need to be covered

You may have read that your puppy will feel better in their crate if it’s covered, either with a made to measure cover, or just a simple throw or blanket. Let’s take a look at why we might cover our dog’s crate and help you decide if you want to cover yours. How do you … Read more

Where are dog crates illegal?

where are dog crates illegal

It may surprise you to learn that in some countries the use of dog crates (other than in specific circumstances) is illegal. Let’s take a look at where, and why. Are dog crates illegal in Sweden? Sweden signed the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals in 1987, ratified in 1989 and came into … Read more