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Dog Crate Divider DIY: The Secret To Perfectly-Sized Puppy Home

Do you have a new puppy that’s too big to fit in your crate? Here’s how to make a divid…
Two puppies papillon in a cage for small dogs

If you have a puppy, then you know that they want to be in the same room with their family. They want to play and cuddle with everyone all day long! But, sometimes this is just not possible. Maybe your pup is too destructive when he’s inside the house or maybe you have a small apartment and don’t have enough space for him to roam around freely all day long. In these cases, it might be tempting to leave him outside of his crate all day while you’re gone so he can get some exercise and socialization time on his own. This isn’t always the best idea though because many puppies find themselves bored during the day if left alone in an outdoor pen or yard most of the time without human interaction. So, what should you do?

Two puppies papillon in a cage for small dogs

Buy A Crate Divider!

One of the best ways to make your dog’s crate the most comfortable, cozy space in your house is with a simple but effective puppy divider. This special doggy door allows them to enter and exit their own room whenever they want while providing you peace of mind knowing that they are safe inside their home away from home when he’s not with you.

The crate divider can be purchased at most pet supply stores and online retailers for less than $20 (plus shipping). You will need a few tools like a screwdriver, a sheet of plywood or other sturdy material to create the door, and some basic carpentry skills in order to assemble it together easily. Once installed inside the crate, your dog will not even realize that they are actually separated from the rest of their space. They can freely enter and exit to get out of bed or play with their toys whenever they want without you having to worry about them disassembling it themselves.

In addition to keeping your pup safe while indoors away from other people and animals, the crate divider provides them with their own area for privacy and comfort. It can be a soothing place for your dog to go when they are feeling anxious or upset about something, such as thunderstorms or loud noises outside of the house.

Use A Homemade Cardboard Or Plywood Divider

The great thing about the crate divider is that it will last you a long time and can be easily cleaned when necessary. It’s also durable enough to withstand your dog chewing on the door or scratching at it without causing any damage to either side of his enclosure. The only downside is its price tag, but since this divider does not have to be replaced very often, you can easily save money buying it rather than a bunch of cheap and flimsy plastic or wire crates in the long run.

The best part about making your own divider is that you will have total control over its dimensions when compared with pre-made options from dog supply stores. This means that you won’t have to worry about any gaps between the door panels where your pup could get his snout stuck inside while trying to escape his crate! In addition, if needed, you can always use some jigsaw woodworking tools to adjust the panel sizes after they are already cut out for maximum efficiency depending on how your dog likes to sleep and play during their time indoors alone away from everyone else.

If using a sheet of plywood, you can even paint it and graffiti your dog’s name or create a cute design on the door to make their enclosure more personalized. If using cardboard instead, try making an intricate cutout pattern for extra fun!

If possible, go with wood as opposed to plastic because its sturdier build will last longer than other materials such as wire which is often flimsy and not very durable. This means that those light-duty crates are only good for one thing: keeping your pet contained inside when they don’t have anywhere else safe to be during dangerous times like thunderstorms outside in the backyard where there might be lightning strikes nearby. Dogs cannot stay out in these conditions alone and must always return indoors with people immediately after storms pass.

The best materials for a homemade divider include plywood, fiberboard and untreated lumber which will last you the longest overtime at a low price point compared to buying pre-made crates from pet supply stores or other retailers online. If you have no prior experience in carpentry or woodwork, then it’s probably better to opt for one of these more expensive options instead so that your dog doesn’t accidentally get injured while chewing on shoddy material such as cardboard!

Advantages of Plexiglas Dog Crate

It’s important for pet owners to understand that Plexiglas dog crates are not recommended. Many people give the idea of using a crate with Plexiglass panels some thought, but they should be aware that these types of enclosures do pose potential problems. First off, it is true that dogs kept in this type of environment will have easy visibility beyond their confines, which can provide them with both mental and physical stimulation during their stay inside away from everyone else on a daily basis. The downside to this type of enclosure is size limits due to how flimsy its build material becomes over time. For example, if you were thinking about buying one online or visiting your local shelter or rescue group facility where they may have some available for adoption even, you should know that these types of crates are unsuitable for any dog over 40 lbs. in size since the Plexiglas panels will be too weak to support his weight!

This is why it’s so important to always read descriptions carefully before buying anything online or purchasing any type of pet supplies even if they seem like a good deal initially at first glance without looking closely enough into the full details. A lot could go wrong with your investment after just one use depending on its construction quality, which can become apparent once receiving what seems like an incomplete order from another retailer who got impatient and decided not to make due sending it back where necessary instead. If this happens to you, then don’t hesitate to contact their customer service department immediately about getting a refund on your purchase or exchanging what you received for something else more suitable and functional!

Some Common Problems to Think About

1.     Confinement-related anxiety due to cruelty and neglect

2.     Dogs who dislodge the crate floor and make it hard to keep the divider up

3.     Escape artists with a knack for getting out by chewing through the material over time

It’s not uncommon for dogs to develop a strong connection between their crate and its contents such as blankets, toys and water bowls which makes it hard to remove once they’ve become too attached. This just means that you should take note of what comes with your favourite pet supplies package before taking them home so that there aren’t any problems later on down the line when trying to reuse old items!

With a little bit of time and effort, you can make your puppy’s home perfect for them. We hope the DIY tutorial has helped you find peace in knowing that no matter how big or small your dog is, they will be happy to call their new space their own!

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