How to choose the right size of a dog crate for your Yorkie?

 

 

 

 

Are you looking for a dog crate for your Yorkie?

You might be wondering what size is best or if there are any other considerations. This blog post will answer all of these questions and more!  Here we go: First, it’s important to know that the length of your Yorkie should not exceed 16 inches to fit in most crates. Second, make sure that the dog crate is big enough for them to stand up and turn around without touching the sides.

 

Lastly, make sure you get a crate with an easy-to-clean design and durable materials like metal wire bars because this will make things easier when it comes time to wash out their kennel. There are many brands on the market but our favorite

 

Why should you get a dog crate for your Yorkie? There are many reasons why you should get a dog crate for your Yorkie. Here are some of them:

 

* It will make traveling easier when taking him or her with you on road trips, train rides, or flights

 

* A Yorkie in a small-sized kennel is the perfect size to put on most airplane seats

 

* If you’re petrified of your Yorkie poo getting out, a kennel is the perfect solution

 

* It will provide them with their very own little home-away-from-home where they can curl up and be themselves

 

* A Yorkie in a crate is an ideal way to keep them safe when visitors come to your home

 

* It will protect your Yorkie from any anxiety-related issues that they might have developed as a result of loneliness or phobias. If you are not at home for long periods, it will also stop them from becoming destructive or chewing things up in your absence.

 

How to choose the right size of a dog crate for your Yorkie?

 

 

 

The best way to choose the right size of a crate for your Yorkie is by using these tips:

 

First take measurements of their height, length and width. There are several things you need to consider when choosing the right dog crate for your pooch. The most important one being that they have ample room in it while still being able The most important one being that they have ample room in it while still being able to turn in a circle and sit comfortably in the crate.

 

You can also add some sort of soft bedding inside to make it more comfortable for them when they sleep. A good idea would be to get a couple of matching dog beds that you can find in any department store or pet store. This will make it easier when you rotate their beds and wash them.

 

Please note that you probably should NOT get a too big crate if you’re not planning on letting your dog get any exercise because this could slow down its growth and harm their muscles and joints. If you do plan on getting it some sort of exercise, then please buy an appropriately sized dog crate for it.

 

If possible, you should get your dog its own crate. This will be much easier when you have to leave for longer periods of time than normal. The only issue is that some dogs become reluctant to enter them after they grow up in the home for awhile, which can cause problems if you need to leave it in there for an extended period or bring it along on trips with you.

 

The good news is that there are things like the “Dog Silencer” (or other ‘dog barking silencers’ like ultrasonic bark deterrents) that work very well at making sure your dog never uses its vocal cords inappropriately again. They usually cost no more than $50 and keep your neighbors happy too! These are recommended by most even though there hasn’t been a lot of research on their effectiveness.

 

What are some other benefits of having a dog crate?

 

Dogs who are crate trained, such as yours should be (or should have been), learn to accept and even like their crates. This means that when you need to go out of town, your dog will enjoy its crate because it’s a familiar and safe place for them to be while you’re gone. It also makes housebreaking much easier! A dog that has access to a crate during the day while you’re away is not going to want to soil its sleeping area, so they’ll hold themselves until you get home.

 

For anyone considering getting a puppy or an adult rescue dog, then one thing needs to be taken into consideration above all else – bonding . Bonding with your new pet takes time and effort on behalf of bot hh you and your new dog, but it’s without a doubt the single most important aspect to consider when adopting a dog. For dogs that have been abandoned or neglected, bonding will be even more difficult so you’ll need to put in extra effort and time at the start rather than expecting your dog to bond with you naturally .

 

From my own personal experiences and those of other MPS members, I’ve found there is nothing better than crate training for helping your pup adjust well to their new home. It takes advantage of an animal’s denning instinct , which means they’re going to want to sleep in a small enclosed area such as a closet (or crate) because it feels safe and secure like their natural habitat. The majority of puppie ss seem to adjust more quickly and bond with their owners sooner if they’re crated during the day while their owner is at work or otherwise away from home .

 

What are some disadvantages to having a dog crate ?

 

I don’t think there are many disadvantages to using a crate, but some people do not like the look of them. They can make the dog’s living area seem smaller, which is true. However, I find that most MPS members only keep their crates in one room (usually the kitchen) and it doesn’t really affect your home decor. I remember when we first brought our MPS pup home;  he had a small crate in the corner of the kitchen that was covered with a quilt. He stayed in his crate when we were not at home and it blended in nicely with the rest of our furniture.

 

One thing to consider is how big you want your dog’s crate to be. Many people think that if their dog is bigger (like my Malamute) they may need a larger crate, but I’ve had big dogs in smaller crates. It all comes down to the size of the dog’s bed and whether or not he can stand up inside with his head fully extended upwards. We ended up getting Hunter a large crate that he can stand up inside with his head fully extended upwards.

 

Is it okay that my Yorkie is going in and out of his/her own will or do I need to force him/her into the cage every time he/she wants to go outside?

 

It is okay that your Yorkie goes in and out of his/her own volition. In fact, you don’t even need a cage for your dog…just make sure they have a designated potty area away from the plants. There is no need to force them into their crate if they don’t want to be there unless you are preparing for a car ride.

 

If you are taking your dog in the car, this is when you would want to force them into their crate. Keep in mind that many dogs get sick when they are in moving vehicles (even if they aren’t cars) because of their sensitive stomachs or because of anxiety. If your Yorkie has issue withs motion sickness or anxiety, you might want to invest in a product like this for your car ride.

 

It’s just not safe otherwise.

 

Brachycephalic dogs (dogs with smooshed noses) do not breathe well when they are in hot places.  The air that is exhaled comes out the same way it went in and if your dog is sitting in 100 degree weather panting, that makes the problem worse.  Also, Yorkies are very sensitive to high temperatures so why would you let them risk overheating?!? Some also believe too much time in heavy coats can cause heat stroke but I’m no expert on this subject so please don’t quote me here!

 

Should I keep my Yorkies’ food and water inside or outside his/her cage at all times?

 

I prefer to keep my Yorkies’ food and water inside their cages at all times. Sometimes I place the dish on top of their cage (in which case they have to stand up) or near them (in which case they sit down).  This way, if it were to rain, the bowls are protected from the bad weather. Also, when it’s dark outside, my dogs have a hard time finding their bowl in the grass so this way makes it easier for them! If you do not want your dog or dogs eating in his/her cage or near a cage, please remember that food and water dishes absorb odors so smell is a big deal in determining whether your Yorkie can eat off of something! My opinion, the dishes could smell a little bit but not overboard for a Yorkie to pick up on it.

 

When feeding or giving water, take care that you do not drip any of water/food over the sides of the dish! If anything is spilled, clean it up right away so your Yorkie’s food stays safe. The last thing you want after going through the trouble of mixing up all his/her food is your baby eating something from poop or human food which can get very sick if eaten by a dog!

 

In my opinion, I think it is best to have 2 dishes although some people may say one would be fine. This way, if one gets dirty then there is another available until you can wash it out and dry it overnight.

 

I should mention that I personally believe Yorkies should NOT have free choice feeding if they are on a balanced/formulated diet. They may eat more than the recommended serving size for their weight and you will end up running out fast if you do not order them enough food to last until your next shipment! If your Yorkie is at a good weight, then it will be okay but if he/she is carrying too much fat then this would not be ideal.

 

On average, most Yorkies tend to eat between 1-2 cups of food per day with 1 cup being on the low-end and 3 cups being on the heavy side. I say again: On average . Your Yorkie’s appetite and energy level vary  day to day.

 

Conclusion paragraph:

 

There are many dog crates that may work for your Yorkie. You can go with a soft sided crate or one that is made of metal to see which appeals more to you and your pup.

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