Wire dog crates are useful, versatile, a handy house-training tool and a safe way to contain your puppy at home or in the car.
A crate is a 'must-have' piece of equipment for all new puppy (or dog) owners, it can be used in so many ways that I honestly can't imagine raising a pup without one.
On this page I've features some of the most popular wire crates on the market and linked to some examples for you to look at (if you're ready to purchase, you can buy them here too!).
If you're not sure which type of crate is the best option for you, check out my Choosing The Best Dog Crate page.
You'll find all the help and advice there that you need to make the right choice.
This range of wire crates is manufactured by Precision Pet Products in California.
Made from high quality, heavy duty materials these products are sturdy, attractive and can take pretty much whatever your average puppy or dog can dish out!
There are several ranges to choose from, here's a look at some of the most popular ones...
I love these 'Snoozzy Baby' wire crates as they're perfect for that special new puppy in your life, or to pamper your tiny/toy breed dog!
Made to the same high standard as all Precision products, they're pretty as well as practical. Part of the excellent ProValu2 range, they're perfect for your new addition...
One of the most popular styles, this is a basic wire crate with quality 'extras'. Complete with wire divider panel (so that the space you allow your puppy 'grows' as he does), two doors for easy in/out, removable and leakproof plastic pan, carrying handle and the ability to fold flat.
A great choice if you want a good quality crate, at a reasonable price.
Available in Black Epoxy or Chrome finishes, and in 6 sizes, so there's one to fit any puppy or dog.
Or save money by choosing a larger model for your puppy and use the divider panel to make sure his crate-training goes smoothly.
X-Small: 19"L x 15"H x 12"W (suitable for miniature/tiny/toy breeds)
Small: 24"L x 20"H x 18"W (suitable for small breeds)
Medium: 30"L x 22"H x 19"W (suitable for medium breeds)
Medium/Large: 36"L x 23"H x 26"W
Large: 36"L x 26"H x 23"W (suitable for medium/large breeds)
X-Large: 42"L x 31"H x 28"W (suitable for large breeds)
Also see these sizes:
One of the advantages of using a wire dog crate is that your pet can see everything that's going on around him and doesn't feel isolated or 'left out'.
But at night, or at nap time, it can be a good idea to cover the crate and give your pup a nice cozy den to sleep in.
You can use a blanket or sheet to do this, but chances are it will get pulled through the bars and end up soaking wet and chewed up.
There are crate covers which have been specifically designed for wire dog crates and using one of these to give Fido that cozy little den is the best, and safest, choice.
For example, the Precision Pet Indoor/Outdoor crate cover is made from heavy duty, water-resistant canvas and has a window opening (with roll up cover) and the same for the door.
Covers fit several standard size crates, and they're a tailor-made fit for Precision Pet crates.
The 'ProValu' range is a step-up from the basic 'Great Crate' and has some extra features that I love, these include:
Easy to set up, folds down flat and has convenient carrying handle to transport folded crate. Comes complete with strong removable plastic tray and divider panel so that you can use it as your pup grows.
Dimensions are the same as the basic Great Crate, but these are approx 1" shorter across the board. Only available in the rust-resistant Black Electro-Coat finish.
Of course, Precision pet crates aren't the only type of wire dog crates available... not by a long shot!
There are many other brands to choose from, and depending on your needs and budget it's perfectly possible that you'll find another brand that works just fine.
Here are links to just a few of the different models available. Remember, each manufacturer has a range of sizes (and often a variety of styles) to choose from. The examples below are just ONE product of many.
If you spend some time browsing and researching features, materials and prices then I'm confident that you will be happy with the crate that you choose.
Crate Training Puppies
Choosing the Best Dog Crate
Wire Dog Crates