I am addressing real heavy duty dog crates cages here. The heavy duty dog crate is a larger crate typically for a strong canine. The crate may simply contain a healthy strong dog or, it may be used as a tool to manage separation anxiety or some other type of anxiety in dogs. Dogs that love to chew any crate or cage is only one of many other reasons for needing to contain your dog while you are away from home.
A Real Heavy Duty dog crate cage is not made out of wire.
The Strongest Dog Crate Cage will have the following features:
Vertical and Horizontal Walls
Covering the most important feature first please know that the best Heavy Duty commercial grade dog crate has 20 gauge tubes that make up the walls. The strongest crates have tubes that are welded at both ends for strength. In fact, each place metal touches metal should be welded. In addition it will have two horizontal strengthening ribs around the dog crate as a backup security feature. This helps to make the walls so much stronger.
Your new strongest Heavy Duty dog crate should be made with a 20 gauge 3/4 inch steel frame and reinforced by 1/2 inch diameter steel tubes for the strongest, sturdiest, most durable cage. And remember, the best crates have these steel tubes welded both top and bottom.
Industrial Style Wheels
When it comes to mobility I find that some pet owners will need to move the crate from time to time. The best and strongest pet crates have 4 large easy rolling wheels, all with Brakes, for moving and fixing the pet crate in one spot. No more walking a wire cage all over the room.
You will want to be sure your dog has enough room to turn around in his new pet crate. You should also measure to be sure he has enough head room when sitting down inside the crate. These strong canine pet crates can usually be found in 36, 37, 42 and 48 inch sizes. These sizes cover the majority of canine breeds. Always check the inside dimensions and use those since that is where your dog will be.
Medium Heavy Duty Pet Crate measures 37 inches long x 25 1/8 inches wide x 33 3/4 inches High from floor to top – Inside of crate itself is 24 inches tall.
Large Heavy Duty Pet Crate measures 42 1/4 inches long x 30 3/4 inches wide x 41 1/4 inches High from floor to top – Inside of crate itself is 33 inches tall.
The real Heavy Duty dog crates have one door in the front on the longest dimension. It is very strong and works well for allowing enough space to get your dog in and out and for giving food, water, toys and any other items to make your dog a happier dog while inside his Heavy Duty dog cage.
Please understand the importance of door locks. They must be easy to use and you should compare locking mechanisms when shopping for your new Heavy Duty dog crate cage. Many owners have canines that are escape artists. They seem to figure a way to manipulate the locks to escape. Great crates have a minimum of two strong locks. Check locks closely before you buy. You may be able to utilize locking hardware from your local store to reinforce the locks if you think they need it. The strongest dog crate in the world is only as strong as the lock that keeps the door closed.
A really great crate has industrial wheels with a locking Brake. When you get to where you want your dog to be just set the 4 wheel brakes and forget it. Please remember that dog trainers strongly recommend that your pet crate be located within or in sight of the family traffic areas.
A truly great Heavy Duty pet crate cage will be finished in a long-lasting, high-grade hammer tone for rust-resistance and durability. Any metal will eventually rust but this finish offers excellent rust resistance.
Every real heavy pet crate cage sold should have a metal pan. Plastic pans dry out, crack, break but most often your strong canine will chew the plastic pan up before it has time to dry out and crack and break. Make sure any canine crate you buy, wire or Heavy Duty, has a metal pan.
Dimensions may vary slightly. A 42 inch strong dog crate may have a different height and width from one company to another.
How to know if you need a Heavy Duty dog crate
If you have a strong canine that has escaped from a dog crate, chewed through a pet crate, moved his crate from one side of the room to the other, has separation anxiety or some other type of anxiety in dogs then you need a real Heavy Duty dog crate cage.
Many dog owners purchase their Heavy Duty dog crate to help with canine separation anxiety. A strong canine can do plenty of damage to your property and to himself without some way to contain him while you are out of the home.
Strong dog crates have saved the lives of many a dog. Due to the ability to contain the dog, the owner is able to protect the dog, and his or her property, while arranging for a Dog Trainer to address canine anxiety issues. Without the ability to contain the strong dog your pet would have ended up back at the humane society facility or back at the rescue home where he came from.
So go forth armed with this information and start taking control of your situation. Separation Anxiety and escape artists can be controlled and you can do it. Do not wait until he has chewed through 3 wire cages to do it. Plus, your dog's health is at risk when he is constantly chewing the wire pet crates.
Yes, a real commercial grade heavy duty dog crate cage for your strong canine is somewhat expensive. It is an investment in the strong dog you love so much. It can actually save your dog's life. It will significantly improve your quality of life by removing a great deal of worry over your escape artist or separation anxiety dog. And, it is much cheaper than new furniture.
Enjoy your dog.