As a dog owner, you want nothing but the very best for your furry friends. After all, they give you their undivided loyalty and love –and they expect the same in return from their human friend and “pack” member.
For example, a dog crate is necessary from multiple points of view. For once, it can help you train your dog to behave nicely even when you are not around. Even more, a dog crate is mandatory for those of you who want to travel with your pets – regardless of whether you do this by plane or by car.
What happens when you have two dogs, though? Are there any dog crates for 2 dogs? Is it even a good idea whatsoever? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.
2 crates vs. 1
Transporting one dog can be stressful – but transporting two can very easily turn into a disaster if you don’t pay attention to the details.
For example, if your dogs are rather large, carrying them in one crate may feel like too much – especially if the crate doesn’t have wheels. If, however, your pups are small enough to be carried around, buying one crate is more than OK.
If you want to be fully certain your pups are ok, we suggest you buy two kennels in their size. Regardless of whether they are travelling by plane or by car, putting them in two crates will be a safe way for your pups to travel.
Have you decided to buy one crate for 2 dogs?
In theory, this is not a bad idea – but you really need to know your dogs. Some are more willing to share their space, while others are not. If your dogs are both hyperactive, or if they don’t get along very well when they are confined to small spaces together, you might want to reconsider buying one crate for the both of them.
Even if your pups do get along with each other, it is very important to add a divider between the two, so that they don’t fight (or “plan” an escape together). Many crates come with a divider in the package, because
How to select one crate for two dogs?
Considering the fact that one crate will basically have to carry two dogs, it is of the utmost importance that you measure both of them, as well as the items you may want to introduce to their crate (e.g. dog beds, and so on). The size of your crate should be a few inches larger than the size of the dogs themselves, so that they have a bit of spare room in the crate.
Furthermore, keep in mind that your crate will have to be ultra-durable too. The last thing you want is a crate that weakens under the weight of two dogs – and then breaks completely!