The Pros and Cons of Wire Dog Crates

If you were planning to buy a new dog crate for your dog, you've probably already noticed that there's really a great variety of different types on the market. In order to make a clever purchasing decision, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each of the types. Here we'll go over the pros and cons of the wire dog crates.

On the pros side, the wire dog crates have the great advantage of providing superior ventilation with their wire mesh panels, like no other type of crates. They also are the best option for dogs with chewing habits, since it won't be easy, or even possible for them to chew a galvanized, or stainless steel wire. The wire dog crates are also easily collapsible, which means you can store or move them whenever needed without any particular difficulty. Many of them come with a divider panel, particularly useful for little puppies, since you can increase its size as your puppy grows. There are also models that feature two doors, one front, and one on the backside of the crate. The doors are usually secured by wire mesh hooks or by a drop pin and the wire mesh are either powder coated or galvanized, or made from stainless steel. Among the other advantages is the wire dog crate's easy cleaning, because there normally is a plastic pan at their bottom which slides in and out, allowing you much easier access.

One of the disadvantages of the wire crates is that, even when perfectly assembled, they still can sometimes have a loose feel to them, because in time the doors can lose their alignment, making them difficult to lock safely. Also, depending on the size of the crate, when collapsed, it can be bulky, awkward and heavy to move around.