Just in time. I just finished writing a page on the crate training process ‘Crate Training a Puppy in 5 Steps‘ and Petco are having a sale on dog crates – up to 40% off.
You can read about Selecting a crate for crate training a puppy and I’ve created a crate training FAQ section if you are unsure if crate training is going to be for you. And if you are totally new to the idea there is also an Introduction to crate training a puppy.
The thing to remember is that if you are considering crate training a puppy now, that puppy will soon be a fully grown dog and although you might not still be using the crate in a year or two, they are pretty handy to have especially if you go on vacation with your Doberman. A sturdy wire crate folds up small for storage and fits behind the seats of a small car. Once you arrive at your destination you have a safe, secure den for your Dobie. The familiarity of his own den away from home does wonders to make your Doberman feel right at home where ever he might be.
I suggest the (42″ L X 28″ W X 31″ H) for dogs up to 90 lbs, just click on the picture of the crate below to purchase directly from Petco.