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All About Wood Dog Crates

By Melissa Subscribe to RSS | May 11th 2012 | Views:
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Wood dog crates have realized increasing popularity over the last few years. Providing dogs with a cozy and secure place, doing double-duty as an end table, and enhancing décor, they are a wonderful part of the dog-friendly home.

Are you thinking about getting a wood dog crate for your own home? Read on to learn what to consider.

Wood Dog Crate Quality

Much like any other pieces of furniture, wood dog crates can range widely in quality. When it comes down to it, you really get what you pay for. The biggest cost in the construction of wood dog crates is in the labor, details, and finishing. Also, the sheer weight of the products can increase handling cost; this means that a heavier, more substantial piece might cost more.

For example, the TownHaus has tasteful moulding, inset panels, high quality finish, substantial base, and beautiful hardware. Priced at about $500, you can be sure that you are getting a gorgeous piece of quality furniture and that your dog is getting a very safe and sturdy den.

Wood Dog Crate Style

Your wood dog crate should appeal to your style and accent your décor. The beautiful TownHaus with its clean lines and rich finishes can look beautiful in modern or traditional décors. It also has a steel grate accessory that creates a unique look.

Wood Dog Crate Function

Another important aspect of wood dog crates is the functional design. This wood dog crate has an innovative slide-out door - allowing your dog to be secure, or come and go as he wishes.

Your Dog's Den Instincts

Another thing to consider is that dogs instinctually crave a den-like space, and you want their new wood dog crate to provide this. Giving your dog a trusted haven to call their own can help to relieve anxiety, build confidence, and even potty train.

So when you're looking at wood dog crates, don't automatically assume that an open, highly ventilated design is better. Look for something that will provide your dog with privacy, protection from drafts, and true security. If you plan to use your wood dog crate as a table, make sure it is sturdy and strong enough for what it will be supporting. If you have a full cup of coffee on top and your dog moves around, you don't want the whole unit to shake. If you're using it to hold a heavy TV, you don't want it to collapse. If it's rickety or simply made with inferior materials, your dog may not feel quite as secure. Look for a heavy wood dog crate that has a substantial base and frame - this will provide that solid stability that both you and your dog need.

Wood Dog Crate Chewing

Wood, in and of itself, is not chew-proof. In this case, it's important to consider the design and quality.

This some wood doge crates use a unique combination of wire and wood. While some beauty is sacrificed, it might be more chew proof. Many wood dog crates have large slats and small bars, which will allow dog to easily get their jaws around each and quickly chew them to pieces. This wood dog crate avoids bars on the sides, and the front grate can be easily replaced with a steel version if you have a chewer.

While researching wood dog crates, contact the manufacturer and find out if they sell replacement parts. That way, if damage does occur, you can simply replace parts instead of the entire unit.

Melissa - About Author:
DenHaus - Homes for Pets offers the finest DenHaus pet furniture including wooden dog crates & decorative dog crates that create a safe and comfortable environment so you and your pet can live happily together.

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