Q&A: What is the reasoning for putting a blanket over a dog crate?

Question by Reecie: What is the reasoning for a a crate?
We crate our dog during the day with nothing on the top of it. However, we have seen that some of our friends put blankets over the crate that covers all sides but the front. What is the significance of that. I would ask my friends but can't get in touch with them….Thanks !
Never thought of the ventilation being an issue. She is an indoor dog ( mainly )and we keep our house set at 70 and the ceiling fan always going so shes not exposed to any outdoor climate while in the crate.

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Answer by whyga21
we do it so that he feels more cozy.. also, our puppy freaks out more when he's in his crate and sees us.. that prevents him from freaking out more… since his view is blocked. Our puppy had a hard time with the so we housetrained our pup and he's perfect! we only use the crate when we go on a car trip.

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    • dazco2121
    • July 1, 2012

    that was funny the Alsatian is like wtf are you doing

    • raparator
    • July 1, 2012

    do they sell this at store and can it fit on SUV trunks

    • 1800petmedsVideo
    • July 1, 2012

    Yes we sell this online on our web site. Fitting inside a SUV trunk will depend on how much space you have. The large dog crate dimensions are: 42″L x 28″W x 28″H. We hope this helps answer your question!

    • DrawFist12
    • July 1, 2012

    I’m getting a samoyed puppy soon, what dimension do you recommend for this breed, i was thinking in the large one, that’s the best choice?

    • 1800petmedsVideo
    • July 1, 2012

    Yes, you are correct, we would recommend the large crate size.

    • hbbhoppers
    • July 1, 2012

    How do the side doors open. Are they swing open? Do you have to squeeze and turn a knob. Limited hand dexterity. Do not want tobe limited to the big door.

    • 1800petmedsVideo
    • July 1, 2012

    Hi! Yes, the doors swing open. For the side doors there is no knob to turn, they are latches which keep the side doors closed. If you have any additional questions, we are happy to help! ~ Vanessa / PetMeds Pro

    • ashgargobinait
    • July 1, 2012

    To stop him from being scared of what is around him, depending o ocation. To stop wind, for comfort/cosiness…
    That kind of thing

    • Bev
    • July 1, 2012

    I only do that on mornings when I want to sleep in. It seemed better than painting our windows black! My Westies are up when the sun comes in the window. It just lets them/me sleep a little longer.

    • ☼Hello Sunshine☼
    • July 1, 2012

    I do it so that my puppy can’t see out, and the darkness signifies that I want him to go to sleep! So he does…

    Him not being able to see out also enables me to leave my slippers just outside the crate, so that he can’t see me, but he can smell me so he thinks I’m still standing right there.

    If I’m leaving him for extended periods of time, I either pen him up in his “space”, or I leave the crate in front of the TV, uncovered….. that is, if I know he isn’t tired, and isn’t going to sleep anyway.

    • July 1, 2012

    So you can pretend you dont have a dog at all

    • Randee TAS
    • July 1, 2012

    The reason is to make it more denlike and appear safe. Dogs naturally like den-like areas and feel safer in dark places.

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