How To Choose a Dog Crate Cover
Crate covers are the best way of keeping your dog’s home sheltered and well-covered, creating a cosy hideaway that helps them act on their natural denning instincts. But although appearing a very simple purchase, picking the wrong cover is an all too common problem, with so many sizes and materials to choose from. Make sure your cover is the right choice for your pooch by consulting our guide below!
Naturally, the most important and obvious thing to consider is the size of a cover. Although they will often be labelled as an inch size similar to your cage, it’s best to check the actual dimensions of the fabric to ensure it is definitely going to be a perfect fit. Make sure to measure your crate too! You want the cover to give a tight, snug fit which covers the sides without scrunching up or coming too short.
Depending on what you want to use the crate cover for, you need to consider the material very carefully. While nice breathable cotton is going to look and feel brilliant for an indoor pup, it’s a terrible choice if you often keep your crate outside. From waterproof options to UV shielding materials, you will more than likely be able to find the perfect choice for your pet. Just consider first whether they will be indoors or out, and then how insulating you need the cover to be.
While breathable material can help with his problem, you don’t want your cover to be a complete panic room all the time. It’s helpful for covers to have windows or mesh panels which could help a dog feel less claustrophobic and roll-up panel options are vital to be able to create a useable door entrance!
Boisterous dogs love to give things a good old chew and scratch, so if you’ve got a mischevious pup, a heavily priced cotton palace cover is definitely the wrong choice. For bitey pups try options made of specialist strength fabric such as Oxford or reinforced stitching.
Fabrics which can be easily wiped down or are machine washable are critical to dog crate covers, as they can often pick up dirt very quickly. A crate is where your dog eats, sleeps and perhaps even defecates so it’s only natural that the cover picks up nasty smells at a frightening pace!
You could really do without a frustrating half-hour, reading instructions and desperately squeezing fabric over your dog crate. Make sure you pick one which is easy to attach and remove without sending you over the edge.
Although covers can really help soothe your pup, a lot of the time it’s more about dressing up that dull, drab cage in the living room! Try and find a pattern that reflects you and your pooch’s winning personalities!