Steps to follow
A crate is a good option if you're looking for ways to make space for your pup or if you want to keep them from chewing up furniture. Creating this comfy new sleeping space is not difficult and does not have the challenges of building a dog house from scratch.
- Step 1. Acquire a suitable crate. Crates are typically made from wood or metal, although plastic crates are also available. In the most basic terms, a crate is a box with a door and commonly includes side panels that can be removed to allow for more room if needed.
- Step 2. Remove the side panels and secure them to the top of your crate as a lid or rooftop panel. This will allow the crate to serve as a dog bed or a den for your pet.
- Step 3. Secure the lid to the top of the crate with hardware, such as screws or nails.
- Step 4. Cut out sections of carpeting and install them on each side of your dog's bedding and under their sleeping area. Use common sense when deciding which side is up: if you would prefer them to face you while they sleep, then position the blankets (floor side) up; if it's more comfortable for them to look at you while they sleep, then place the blankets (rooftop side) up.
- Step 5. Install blinds on each side of the crate to provide some privacy for your dog. If you don't want a total blackout, try some thin and inexpensive fabric (ideally something your dog won't be able to tear apart with their teeth).
Benefits of crates
- Crates can be helpful as a means of transport; they're also an excellent place to keep dogs while traveling away from home.
- Although they aren't the most glamorous way to construct your dog's bedroom, crates are still an excellent option for dogs prone to chewing up their sleeping space.
- Blinds can offer your dog some privacy and help them sleep better, especially if you have multiple dogs and a small house.
- Finally, crates are fantastic for training. If your dog goes potty in their crate, or if they need to learn to walk through doorways and stay off counters, this type of confinement will do wonders for both your pet and their behavior.
These simple steps will help you understand how to create a unique dog crate. If you are looking for ways to provide more space for your pet, crates are a great way to do this. With a bit of carpentry knowledge and the right tools, you can create the perfect home for your dog.