Buying Guide

Choosing the Perfect Dog Crate at All Dog Kennels

Ensuring your furry friend's comfort and safety starts with selecting the right dog crate size. Here's a step-by-step guide to assist you in making the perfect choice:

  1. Measure Your Dog:
    • Length: From the tip of the nose to the base of the tail.
    • Height: Top of the head (or ears) to the ground in a standing position.
    • Width: Measure at the widest part, usually the chest or shoulders.
  2. Consider Adult Size:
    • Estimate based on breed characteristics for puppies.
    • Use actual measurements for fully grown dogs.
  3. Choose Crate Size:
    • Select a crate allowing your dog to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably.
    • Ensure it's not too large; a bit of extra space for a cozy bed is ideal.
    • For dogs preferring enclosed spaces, consider solid-sided crates.
  4. Training:
    • Gradually introduce the crate.
    • Use treats and rewards for positive associations.
    • Avoid leaving your dog in the crate for extended periods without breaks.

Meeting Exercise Needs

Tailoring your dog's exercise routine is crucial for their physical and mental well-being. Follow these steps to determine your dog's exercise needs:

  1. Research the Breed:
    • Different breeds have varying energy requirements.
    • Understand breed characteristics for a suitable starting point.
  2. Consider Age and Size:
    • Adjust exercise intensity for puppies, young dogs, and seniors.
    • Small breeds may need less intense workouts than larger ones.
  3. Assess Health Conditions:
    • Consult your vet for tailored exercise guidelines.
    • Consider any health issues or physical limitations.
  4. Observe Behavior:
    • Watch for signs of pent-up energy.
    • Restlessness, excessive barking, or destructive behavior may indicate a need for more exercise.
  5. Provide Regular Walks:
    • Adjust duration and intensity based on age, breed, and health.
    • High-energy breeds may benefit from longer walks or more frequent outings.
  6. Monitor and Adapt:
    • Pay attention to your dog's response.
    • Adjust the routine as they age or if health conditions change.

Determining Your Budget

Setting a budget for a dog crate involves considering various factors:

  1. Explore Crate Types:
    • Wire, plastic, and soft-sided crates have different price ranges.
    • Soft-sided and plastic crates can be more budget-friendly.
  1. Size Matters:
    • Larger crates may cost more due to materials.
    • Ensure the crate accommodates your dog comfortably.
  1. Intended Use:
    • Different uses (travel, vet visits, or home confinement) may require specific features.
    • Consider safety standards for airline travel if applicable.
  1. Invest Wisely:
    • Quality crates offer durability and security.
    • A slightly higher investment can result in a longer-lasting product.
  1. Assess Your Budget:
    • Determine a comfortable spending range.
    • Strike a balance between financial capability and the crate's quality and features.


Product Description and Details

Understanding product descriptions and details is essential:

  1. Description:
    • Provides an overall explanation of the product and its uses.
    • Highlights materials and special features, such as anchoring systems and door hinges.
  1. Product Details:
    • Offers a more detailed explanation of construction materials and potential uses.
    • Specifies care instructions, like wiping clean or hosing down.
  1. Specifications:
    • Includes dimensions, weight, and available sizes.
  1. Additional Features:
    • Details assembly requirements, place of manufacture, and indoor/outdoor suitability.
    • Highlights special features or product highlights.

In conclusion, knowing your kennel's purpose and your dog's size is critical in making the right selection. For any inquiries, reach out to us at or call 617-939-9984. At All Dog Kennels, we're here to make your pet parenting journey delightful and stress-free.