How to Measure for a Wire Pet Den
With the dog standing tall and proud on all fours, take measurement A, from the tip of their nose to the base of their tail.
Now add 5 or 6 inches (12 to 15cm) to A and you’ll have the perfect length of the crate for them to stretch out and move around without having too much space.
Some dogs are taller in a seated position than they are standing on all fours. Sit the dog down so they are proudly upright.
Then take measurement B, from the floor to the tallest point on the dog. Again, add 5 or 6 inches to this and this will give you the shortest height the crate should be.
You need a crate that is A + 5 inches long, and B + 5 inches high. The width will be in proportion to these measurements so you don’t need to worry about this.
Getting dogs used to using a crate can seem like a challenge, for help check out our Crate Training blog for advice.
If you are in need of some support for your puppy and their toileting, read our step by step Guide to Toilet Training Puppies.