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I am gettingi my puppy at the end of July and have been looking at crates, so here are a few questions I hope you can help me with

What size crate do I need

Where is the best place to buy

Any thing that I shouldn't do when using the crate


Many thanks for you hlp
 

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I have 30" crate and it seems great for her.
I haven't a clue where you live, I bought mine at a local pet store...people buy online too
the one thing you shouldn't do is to use it as a punishment...it needs to be their den, their nice calm and and comfy space.

Good luck, what will your pup be? what colour? any pics???
 

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Hi Curt3007,

A 30" crate should be fine for the smaller end of the Cockapoo range - anything 15" to the shoulders fully grown would be better suited to a 36" crate. A fully grown dog should have sufficient room to stand-up; turn around and comfortably lay down sprawled out (as they do) - we would suggest buying a hook-on water bowl and 3 bits of "Vet-Bed" to the size of the base of the crate (one to be in-use - one in reserve and one in the wash). As for little pups - as Mandy says above - it's their DEN - the crate is the first place that they will pro-actively try / want to keep clean - so we suggest the Vet-Bed folded in half at the back with newspaper at the front in case they can't hold-on !
We also have other suggestions - and they are only suggestions about crate-training so on - and if you would like one of our "Idiot's Guides" (we get lots of people asking us the same questions - so Julia put together a few sheets on the basics for people - from more of a physcological view point as opposed to the classic "do's and dont's") - then just ask and we can e-mail you one.

I was asked recently to buy a crate for a customer - and found a superb quality crate (36" with side and front doors) - a proper crate not a flimsy wire one - off E-Bay from a seller listed as "gwdavies28" - he appears to be a rep for Doghealth Stock nutrition in Dereham Norfolk.

Stephen x
 

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Wow thanks everyone, especially Stephen. I would love your fact sheet if you could please send me one. I will pm you with my email address and certainly take a look at that ebay seller.
 
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