Once you have decided you are going to begin crate training a puppy you will quickly discover that there are several types of crates available.
- Plastic (often called “flight kennels”)
- Wire collapsible crate
- Fabric (canvas) on a collapsible, rigid frame
Each has its own purpose and is designed for a dog of a certain size. Consider your options below.
|Plastic||Crate training a puppy.||Solid and sturdy
Limited view of dog.
May come apart for cleaning or transitioning to dog bed.
|Dobermans will chew plastic.
May not fold up for storage or travel.
May have to upsize as puppy grows.
Usually less expensive.
|Wire||Crate training a puppy
or an adult dog.
|Solid and sturdy
Good for strong chewers.
May fold for storage. Travel.
|Usually more expensive.|
an adult dog. Confinement.
|Lightweight||Dobermans will chew canvas.
Canvas surface is not easy to clean.
The clear winner is the collapsible wire crate. It is the best option for crate training a Doberman in your home and is easily broken down for storage and travel.
The important thing to remember is that you might be crate training a puppy now, but that puppy will soon be a fully grown Doberman. I believe the best idea is to buy a dog crate that will suit your fully grown Doberman and block some of it off so the crate is a suitable size for crate training a puppy. The crate should be just large enough for him to stand up and turn around in, have some bedding, a food bowl and a water bowl. Block off the excess crate space with a large sheet of cardboard so your puppy can’t eliminate at one end and retreat to the other.
The ideal crate size for training a Doberman measures (42″ L X 28″ W X 31″ H) for dogs up to 90 lbs.
It is also ideal as if fits in behind the seats of a small car such as a Toyota Corolla.
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