by Ace952 on 27 September 2010 - 05:09
Which do you prefer and why?
by KYLE on 27 September 2010 - 06:09
by jc.carroll on 27 September 2010 - 17:09
When it comes to transportation, assuming you're not using a metal dog-box, the plastic crate is the best. I can carry two halves in my car, snap it together when I get to the field, and if the dog gets the inside muddy from working, it's easy enough to clean on the spot, or throw some paper between the halves when I take it apart, and hose it out at home.
Wire crates I find a pain in the arse to set up and take down.
That being said, plastic crates are not necessarily designed for long-term regular crating, and I've had the plastic show stress lines from constant use. Also once they start to break, there's no real fix once the plastic cracks. Wire cages can be jury-rigged in a pinch.
Generally I only use metal crates in the house with dogs I know won't flip them, rip up the pans, or mess and splash it everywhere. I have more plastic crates than metal ones, because I find them more usesful overal; especially since my dogs often travel, and not needing to rush-order get a GSD-sized shipping crate at the last minute is always nice.
by Doberdoodle on 28 September 2010 - 15:09
by Ace952 on 28 September 2010 - 20:09
I live in Arizona and thinking a wire would be good in the house b/c it will let the air flow.
I am wondering though if a plastic would be better but how bad would the airflow be?
I plan on giving my puppy free run of the house after maybe 8 months if not longer.
by Jenni78 on 28 September 2010 - 21:09
by Ace952 on 28 September 2010 - 22:09
Those metal bozes look like a safe...lol
by CMills on 29 September 2010 - 04:09
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