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What to put in a puppy crate

What to put in a puppy crate and What to put in a dog crate, are two different topics but interrelated. This article will give you some idea and more in depth about what to put in a puppy crate, and what to avoid it. like I said before, what you give for adult dogs is a different thing that you will provide for puppies.

In the previous article about what can and can not be given in the dog house is more aimed at the adult dogs (well-trained dog). In other words, the article was specifically for dogs that have been trained to crate training, it is not for the puppies. Needs of each dog is different, especially when you compare the trained and untrained dogs, even when comparing the age factor puppies to adult dogs, they have different nature and characters as well.

Differences in what to put in a puppy crate and in adult dogs?

Before talking about what is allow and that is not allowed to put in your pup kennel, you must know the key factors that differentiate between adult dogs and puppies. Some of these factors will be a reference in determining the right thing for a puppy or an adult dog.

  • The Age

The nature and behavior of the puppy are usually filled with joy and pleasure, a pup under the age of 4 months old, is very important to concern and need more extra attention. when you adopt a pup which is not older than 5 month you should know, at this age a puppy still need his mother. sometimes they like to cry and whining especially in the middle of the night, it is called ‘separation anxiety’ it can cause a problem if you don’t know how to solve it. The best tips, just give more attention to him, play with your pup all day until they are tired and teach him since he was a puppy. it’s the best age to starting crate training, potty training , obedience train, etc.

At this baby age of dog what to put in a puppy crate definitely not be the same, for an example if you give him a blanket in the crate, a puppy probably will bite and chew it, but for an adult dog they are sparse to chewing a blanket or his bed. But, sometimes your adult dogs still doing that bad habits, he chewing and biting his bed or blanket, if its happen then you need to immediately train obedience to him.

  •  Behavior

It is the nature of all puppies. Every day what they want to do only play, games, running, jumping, chewing, barking, sometimes she cries and whines. that’s why you should have to know the character of your dog. Every breed of dog has nature and a unique character, you can read and learn from the articles, blogs, books, or forums on the type of your dog, so it can help you train your dog easier. especially when you start to train since she was a puppy.

  • Trained or not train a dog

It is one of the factors that need to be considered. although the dog is already an adult, sometimes can have destructive behavior, You need to know more in depth about this and find out the main cause is due to the type of dog you have is a destructive dog or it caused by certain things that maybe he does not like. For example, your dog is a breed of dog sport, but you rarely take it out of the house while the area daily activities only in your home, this may cause your dog to behave like biting or chewing things around. appropriate training for the types of dogs that are destructive would be solved if he had trained with obedience training. Then you will know what difference that may or may not what to put in a puppy crate or in a crate for dogs that have been trained.

What to put in a puppy crate and what to avoid

1. Dog bed
The main purpose is to provide security and a comfortable bed to sleep for your dog. According to the consideration of the above factors, if you want to choose what’s best dog bed for an adult dog or puppy, I could suggest vetbed. The bed is designed with easily washable material so that it will save in terms of cost and maintenance. bed for the puppy to be designed specifically to support the learning of crate training. Also should use waterproof materials, especially for puppies who are just starting a crate training, accidents that may occur such as urinating in crates or spilled fluids from the food. Avoid material that is easily bitten like fluffy material that normally would evoke initiative your dog to chew or bite his bed.


Blanket needed at night, especially when the winter come. However, some dogs don’t like it if he is cover with a blanket or his cage is full covered, usually it’s happen on the kind of thick-haired dogs, wooly blanket will cause the body temperature is hot, you have to determine the selection of the appropriate blanket or preferred by your dog. on the contrary, thin hairless breed of dog will prefer to use wool blankets especially during the winter. Better to provide blanket made of fabric without the fur, because for puppies, they like to bite all sorts of things, including a quilt made of feathers easily bitten and is also harmful to health because of possible materials blankets bitten will choke and become a problem for health if your pup swallow it

3.Water bowl

Do you have to leave a bowl of water in the cage when you lock your pet puppy alone at home? The next question, how long you will leave and lock your pup in his crate? You should not leave him for more than 2 hours, It’s not fair if you let your dog confined to his home for hours waiting for you to return home and open his crate, it will be like a punishment for him and makes traumatic for your pup to get into the crate. Better you set up exercise pen combined with a dog crate, so your dog is still a little freely engaged in the pen. The most appropriate placement of the water using a bowl and put it outside the cage. especially for puppies after he drank was not long then he would urinate due to his bladder can not hold for long periods.

4. Feeding in crate

Can you feed a puppy in his crate?yes, but you should have to place a food bowl for your puppy, it can trained him by giving treat to him when he is starting crate training. giving food inside his crate can make him pleasent in his crate so he can feel secure and comfortable to stay long inside his house.


By reading this article, you now have some information on what to put in a puppy crate or adult trained dog, you know what is different, what do you have to put into it and what you should avoid. This is a common question for dog owners to start training your dog. there are many topics that you need to know to make your dog trained. hopefully this article can help you to get the idea in training your dog

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