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Hi can anyone advice me on what size crate to buy for my new girl cockerpoo should it be 30" or 36" as i know people say not to get it too big but then again i do not want to get it too small.
Many thanks Lynne.
 

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Personally we didnt use ours fir very long, as soon as she got settled we put it away and flo slept on the couch in the kitchen, I only use a crate until I'm confident she doesn't get up to mischief in the night (which luckily she wasn't a bit chewer) so she didn't really get chance to get too big for hers.
 

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Personally we didnt use ours fir very long, as soon as she got settled we put it away and flo slept on the couch in the kitchen, I only use a crate until I'm confident she doesn't get up to mischief in the night (which luckily she wasn't a bit chewer) so she didn't really get chance to get too big for hers.
many thanks for your reply Lynne
 

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Im looking at mine and I still dont know think its 36 .. got the size they advertised for a cocker... We left Wilf in his til he was about 18 months I knew he would nt chew or have an accident .. but it was so routine for him, I was worried about upseting his routine but when we took it away he was fine, just put a bed where it had been . Dont think we'll leave mabel in it as long .. she has nt chewed, wakes up between 6 and 7 in the morning although at the moment dont think id trust her not to have an accident if she was nt in it x
 

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You can always get a crate size that will suit your dog when fully grown but put a plastic box in the back of it to reduce the size for the dog when it is tiny. The idea of the crate is that they sleep in it but don't mess in it and if is too big they can sleep one end and mess the other. Flo is fully grown and still uses her crate as a bed, it just has a big comfy dog bed inside it and we keep the door open.
 

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Yeh we put a box in the back to make it smaller then just covered it with a blanket.. you can buy partitions but have had mabels " box" out for quite a while so would have been a waste of money. x
 

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Great thanks for that when you put a box in to make it smaller, do you have to use a certain kind ?? Thanks Lynne
 

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Just used cardboard and then covered them with a fleecy blanket so that crate was about half the floor size ... the one we used for Mabel still had the paint sprayer or whatever it was still in lol , She s 18 weeks now and has probably tripled in size so we've had the "box" out for quite a while . Initially she looked lost in the corner of half of it ... cant believe how much she's grown. But the crates a god send you know they are safe and so you can settle knowing that x
 

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dont know what kind of crate you're looking at but a lot of the wire type ones here come with a divider included so you can section it off as needed while they're young
 

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Lia you've to purchase the dividers seperately here .. so cos we are all so tight with our money our poor dogs end up with crates full of cardboard boxes lol x
 
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