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Why should we buy the best dog crates for Pitbulls?

Posted by Peter Laskay, Pet Worshiper online mag. www.petworshiper.com on

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Our friend Peter Laskay from www.petworshiper.com set us this awesome guide to selecting the best fit dog crate for you Pitbull.  If you are in the market for a crate specifically for a Pittbull there are lots of advantages to consider.  Let's take a look. 

Own nook

In the old days, before the dogs were domesticated, they lived in caves and other nooks. Although they have evolved in all respects, dogs still have ancient instincts alive. They love places that provide security. A properly selected heavy duty dog crate will give your Pitbull the necessary sense of security.

Adherence to boundaries

Buying such a product for your Pitbull will teach him where to go when he is tired or wants to relax. This can be positive for you too when it comes to privacy.

Minimize bad behaviors of your Pitbull

Of course, bad behavior is a matter of education and training. However, it’s not impossible that you try everything in vain. You go home from work and the torn furniture awaits you at home.

Pitbulls can also be very cute animals. However, they are just as aggressive, with type-A personalities. You can avoid experiencing these inconveniences, by buying a heavy-duty dog crate.

(I have other articles about Pitbulls. You can find my reviews about muzzles here and harnesses here for your Pitbull.)

It is very important to note that I do not support the confinement of animals against their will under any circumstances. Especially not as a punishment. If you buy such a dog crate for your Pitbull, you should still give him enough freedom in certain parts of the day.

My guide to choosing the best Pitbull crates

If you have decided to buy such a product, there are some important aspects you need to think through. You need to choose wisely.

Pitbulls are special dogs in many ways. They can be very willful and stubborn. Even if they like the cage later, they are still able to oppose it for a very long time due to stubbornness. They can be quite difficult to deal with during crate training.

Because of this, you need to buy a very sturdy crate. I recommend the crates on my list for Pitbulls with a calm heart. Now let’s look at what criteria we should consider before buying.

Size

The ideal size for Pitbull puppy is medium or large. The point is to have enough space to move around. However, too much space is not suitable either, because then the crate will be used as a toilet.

Of course, these are just simple instructions. The ideal size still depends on a lot of things. For example, whether they are female or male dogs. The size of their parents is also a determining factor. The right size cage can range from 32 inches up to 36 or 42 inches.

Durable construction

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In this regard, the truth is that you need to know your dog very well. This is because the choice depends largely on the temperament. If your Pitbull is not particularly aggressive, a less durable product is also suitable.

However, if the opposite is true, you might want to buy a much surdy version. These are usually more expensive but effective and last a long time. If you have a relaxed puppy, you can also choose an average version.

I do not advise you to buy a soft crate. They are usually of poor quality and unable to perform their function. Maybe one can be good when traveling.

Material

The material also depends on the purpose. If you want the most durable product possible, thick gauge steel will be best. Other metals can also be good, although they can be less durable. Choose one if your dog is not very violent.

Also, think about what to do with the crate at home. If you want to move it a lot, keep in mind that the more durable ones are much heavier.

Comfort

If you put a crate bed at the bottom of the crate, any such product can be made comfortable. These beds make sure your dog feels comfortable in the long run while you are away.

Usually, you need to buy these separately for the cage. It’s a bit more of an investment, but for convenience, it’s worth thinking about.

Clean

If the crate has a pull-out tray, cleaning becomes easier. There are crates like this on my list, so if you like things that are easy to clean, be sure to consider this aspect.

Price

It is no accident that I last leave this aspect to chance. This is because you should not be in control of your wallet when you buy such an important accessory for your beloved dog.

A lower priced product can be of much lower quality. And that’s not what you want. Of course, I tried to collect the best value craters on my list. That is, you get what you pay for.

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My top choices for the best Pitbull crates

Below you can read about the five products I have chosen.

AmazonBasics Single-Door & Double-Door Crate

This product is one of the cheapest on my list. It is very popular.

You can buy it in single-door and double-door versions. You can place the two-door version in a variety of ways at home.

This can be quite comfortable after a while. And if you still have to pack it here and there, the plastic handle makes it easy.

This product is not as durable as some listed here. Nevertheless, I consider it to be of good quality. It can be a good choice for a less active Pitbull.

The crate is available in many sizes, but the 36 and 42 inches versions will be best for you. Of course, don’t forget to measure your Pitbull and take the sizing tips mentioned above as well.

The most sympathetic part of the product is the plastic pan. This makes cleaning easier.

In short, this can be a very good cage for a less active Pitbull at an affordable price.

Pros

  • Durable gauge steel wires
  • Plastic pan for cleaning
  • Easy setup
  • Available with double door
  • Plastic handle
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Not as durable like other heavy duty crates

>>Check the latest price on Amazon<<


MidWest Homes for Pets Dog Crate

This product is very similar to the previous one. Both in price and in features.

It is also just as popular and consists of wire and is very easy to set up.

It is also available in a double-door version, which I highly recommend for convenience. The bottom pan is easy to remove and insert, making it easier to clean.

In terms of size, I can say similar to the previous product. If you have a Pitbull, choose the 36 or 42 inches version. Here, too, I recommend careful measurement.

If you’re looking for cage for your Pitbull in a similar price range, this can also be a good choice.

Pros

  • Durable steel wires
  • Plastic pan for cleaning
  • Easy setup
  • Available with double door
  • Plastic handle
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Not as durable like other heavy duty crates

>>Check the latest price on Amazon<<


SmithBuilt Heavy Duty Dog Crate Cage

This heavy-duty dog crate comes on my list. That is, it is more somewhere in the middle. Both in terms of price and features.

It is not as expensive as the later products, but it is much sturdier and more durable than the former.

The product is available in 36, 42, and 48-inch sizes. The latter can be very big when it comes to Pitbull. Of course, the measurement is also recommended here.

Fortunately, this crate also has a tray at the bottom made from metal. Not only does this make cleaning easier, but it’s as durable as the crate itself. In addition to the standard front door, there is also a top door on the product. It helps not only to feed but also to take out and put in your puppy.

What I also really like about this crate is that it has four wheels. These make transportation easier. They can be locked, of course, so your dog’s cage won’t roll back and forth.

If you want more security and durability, but don’t want to spend a lot, then this product is for you.

Pros

  • Real heavy-duty crate
  • Wheels
  • Easy to set-up and clean
  • More affordable than other heavy-duty crates
  • Front and top door

Cons

  • Skillful and very active dogs can escape from it
  • The material is bendable

>>Check the latest price on Amazon<<


ProSelect Empire Dog Cage

Now an expensive crate comes on my list.

However, not only is it the strongest product in my article, but it is also among the most durable on the market. It restrains even the most aggressive dogs.

Available in two sizes, but the medium will be probably perfect for Pitbulls. However, you should measure your dog’s size carefully.

This is actually a 20-gauge steel cage with 0.5-inch diameter steel tubes. You really can’t really find a more robust and safer cage than this. Your Pitbull will definitely not escape from it.

The corners are rounded for safety. And the stress points are reinforced with special welding. And the double stout latch system prevents the door from opening if your dog may want to force it. This product also comes with a tray for easy cleaning. And removable casters make the whole crate easier to move.

In short, if you want a really sturdy and durable heavy-duty crate and want to invest in it, this will be the best choice.

Pros

  • One of the most durable and safest crate
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to use
  • Wheels

Cons

  • Pricey

>>Check the latest price on Amazon<<


LUCKUP Heavy Duty Dog Crate

While this is not a primary consideration for a heavy-duty dog crate, I should mention that this product looks very good.

The silver color fits perfectly anywhere in the house. But you can also place it outside.

It is available in 38 and 42-inch sizes. Here again, be sure to measure your dog. Although the 38-inch version is probably enough for a Pitbull. This crate is also sturdy, durable, and robust.

The precise spray painting technology prevents rusting. For this reason, the cage can also be used outdoors. The spray used is of course non-toxic.

This crate has two doors. One on top and one on the front. The top door helps in feed, and you can also take out and put in your puppy through it.

The dual-latch system is also found in this product, which makes it difficult to open the doors from the inside. Cleaning is also easy with this crate, thanks to the plastic tray. There are also wheels that make the LUCKUP easier to move.

Pros

  • Cool design
  • Sturdy and durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Wheels
  • Rustproof

Cons

  • The latches did not work well for some users

>>Check the latest price on Amazon<<


More about equipment for dogs

Summary

Which is the best crate or cage for Pitbulls depends on several things. For more aggressive dogs, I definitely recommend ProSelect Empire Dog Cage. This is one of the best dog crates on the market and really indestructible.

Click here to get one for your Pit.

If your dog is less aggressive and you don’t want to spend that much, then MidWest Homes for Pets Dog Crate is the best choice.

Click here to get one for your Pit.


Frequently Asked Questions About Pitbull Cages

  1. What size cage or crate should I buy for my Pit?

    There are usually three sizes of these crates available. 32, 36, and 42 inches. The 36-inch size fits most Pitbulls. However, it also depends a lot on the manufacturer and your own dog.

  2. Does my Pitbull need a cage or crate?

    It must be a completely individual decision. There are people who hate crate training. As I wrote above, in some cases I don’t recommend it either. For example, as a punishment. However, when used well, crate training can be an effective and safe method for house training. For active and temperamental dogs like Pitbulls, I highly recommend it. But you can buy crates not only for your Pitbull but also for other breeds.

  3. Are metal or plastic dog crates better?

    Of course, the metal versions are stronger, more durable, and provide more safety for your dog. Many of them can be collapsed. This also makes transportation easier.

  4. When should I start the crate training?

    You can even start crate training when your dog is a puppy. However, it is very important that you do not leave him there for a long time first. First, start at half or one-hour intervals.

  5. Which dog crate is best?

    As always, in this article, I have selected the best products on the market. These are AmazonBasics Single-Door & Double-Door Dog Crate, MidWest Homes for Pets Dog Crate, SmithBuilt Heavy Duty Dog Crate, ProSelect Empire Dog Cage, and LUCKUP Heavy Duty Dog Crate.

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