Please give me a crate idea!
May 25, 2012 12:48 PM Subscribe
What type of crate should we use for my sister's very large dog?
posted by Pomo to Pets & Animals (10 answers total)
My sister has a pretty big mutt (lab, not sure what else) weighing just over 100 lbs and standing maybe thigh-high on us average ladies. She wants to take the dog on a road trip in her VW Rabbit and have the dog be as safe and comfortable as possible. If not contained, the dog likes to roam about the car, which seems dangerous and also causes the hair to go everywhere.
We've looked at the nylon crates but they seem flimsy; this dog can be reactive and may try to break out unexpectedly. Wire crates being more square-shaped seem to take up more room than necessary, and don't appear very cozy. Plastic ones are a pain in the butt to store.
Any suggestions? I've read the previous threads on crating dogs and they seem more about long-term crating rather than temporary crating for travel.
I would note that the dog is a rescue and isn't crated around the house. He would be exposed to it gradually in advance of the trip, which isn't til later in the summer.