The newest addition in the evolution of dog crates is soft dog crates. Soft crates offer the major advantage that they are easy to assemble and disassemble. They are also highly ventilated; the front, sides, and back of the crate are typically lined with a mesh like material that allows air to easily circulate while keeping your pooch tucked safely inside.
Most of the soft crates are often used for small dogs. You can use them for multiple situations, depending on what you need your soft crate for. Many of the dogs who stay in these crates love their environment because it protects them from the outside world and also offers a peaceful place for your pet to rest, without being disturbed.
Additionally, soft crates are generally more comfortable for your dog as well. The fact that the perimeters of the crate aren’t made of plastic or hardened steel means that your pooch can roll, nudge, or bump into the sides without any undue discomfort or damage.
When considering a soft dog crate for purpose, your foremost concern is durability. Even well-behaved dog may put great stress on the seams of a soft crate, therefore examine the seams for the quality of the stitching. Close, numerous stitches with thick thread will better stand up to stretching.
Security is another factor. Some soft crate for dogs feature a D-ring on the doors, which allows the door to be padlocked shut, both preventing the dog from escaping, as well as keeping unwanted intruders away from the crate. Many feature a top door, which can be nice as a way to let your pet get a view of his surroundings while remaining confined- provided that the dog is not prone to jumping over things.
Finally, look into issues of convenience. Soft dog crates vary in their designs, much more so than wire cages or plastic crates. Some require more assembly than others, and you’ll want to see a demonstration of setup and breakdown before you buy. Your major concern is to find the one that suits you and your dog best.