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SummerGSDLover 04-10-2014 12:56 PM

Crate not big enough?!
 
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I bought the biggest crate Petco sells when we brought him home at six weeks. I thought "It's probably too big," everytime I moved the divider back. Um... RIIIIIIIGHT. Do you have any pictures of your dog in his/her crate so I can see if I'm cramming him in there or not? He seems to really like it as long as the blanket is on top but he can't stretch all the way out. I always feel bad in the morning because he stretches and it makes me wonder if I should try to find a bigger one online. Thoughts please! :)

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Crate dimensions are 42 long x 28.5 wide x 30.5 tall.

GSDAlphaMom 04-10-2014 12:59 PM

That crate looks really small. I would think Petco carried bigger ones. My dogs aren't crated after 5 months or so but my crates are much bigger than that. (I also don't use dividers).

SummerGSDLover 04-10-2014 01:04 PM

Seriously?! This is an extra large! :( Crap.

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SummerGSDLover 04-10-2014 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by GSDAlphaMom (Post 5355113)
That crate looks really small. I would think Petco carried bigger ones. My dogs aren't crated after 5 months or so but my crates are much bigger than that. (I also don't use dividers).

Can you measure your crate and send me a link to where you bought it please?

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martemchik 04-10-2014 01:08 PM

I've got a 48" crate. Rarely used as well at this point.

Cheapest crates are on eBay, and they're just as rugged as the ones you find at petco or petsmart except they're about 50% less.

GSDAlphaMom 04-10-2014 01:08 PM

48Lx30Wx36H

Too bad you aren't closer. I have 3 I never use.

Shade 04-10-2014 01:11 PM

It's not horrible but it is a little tight

I used a 48" for Delgado and he was able to stretch out on his sides, stand, and turn around without difficulty . I just got mine from Petsmart, on sale, out of the box, and missing the divider which I never used anyways it was an awesome deal for a brand new crate

SummerGSDLover 04-10-2014 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by GSDAlphaMom (Post 5355185)
48Lx30Wx36H

Too bad you aren't closer. I have 3 I never use.

I'll pay for shipping! ;)

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SummerGSDLover 04-10-2014 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Shade (Post 5355217)
It's not horrible but it is a little tight

I used a 48" for Delgado and he was able to stretch out on his sides, stand, and turn around without difficulty . I just got mine from Petsmart, on sale, out of the box, and missing the divider which I never used anyways it was an awesome deal for a brand new crate

Shoot. Maybe I should have gone to petsmart. *facepalm* I'll look on ebay.

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SummerGSDLover 04-10-2014 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by GSDAlphaMom (Post 5355113)
That crate looks really small. I would think Petco carried bigger ones. My dogs aren't crated after 5 months or so but my crates are much bigger than that. (I also don't use dividers).

Maybe it would be better to just train him to not have to use the crate? How do you keep your dogs from getting into stuff while you're sleeping when they're that young? Yogi is seven months.

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