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    Default Hi guys newbie with some question on crates and some advice

    Hi guys, I'm still new at this, I'm thinking of getting my adopted Philly a crate, he is approximately a year old the rescue society has no information if he has been crate trained. He has been with us for 2 days now and he has adjusted a bit and very sweet. What type of crate would be ok the wired one or the plastic one. Is the one from amazon ok or Walmart? Also one concern of mine is if he was traumatized before with crates, I really don't want to give him anymore emotional pain . Anybody have some experience on this really need some advice. Thank you

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    Default Re: Hi guys newbie with some question on crates and some advice

    Definately a Wire Crate over the plastic (in my opinion) without any history, you'll just have to buy one, and see how he reacts to it. Gizmo was a bear getting her into her crate, she hated being in it - now Hershey, Loves his, to the point he'll walk right into it and curl up and sleep.
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    year old bully should be close to full grown - so you want to make sure its big enough for him - and Yard Sales and Craigslist if you are looking for one that's less expensive - Just make sure you totally clean it, and make sure its not all rusted and dangerous etc.

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    Default Re: Hi guys newbie with some question on crates and some advice

    Yes..wire and I got mine from Walmart. ASPCA approved and a lot less $$$ than most big box pet stores. You can crate train any age dog..but another option is an Xpen. You can give him a bit more space but still contain him. Being that he's older and a bit sad...I might go for the Xpen.

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    Default Re: Hi guys newbie with some question on crates and some advice

    Thank you guys, I'm looking at one now in Walmart.com, I will check on the xpen too. A lot of thanks

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    Default Re: Hi guys newbie with some question on crates and some advice

    You are on the right track! Congratulations on your adoption. You are BOTH so lucky to have each other. Either an x-pen or crate will work. I like @JAKEISGREAT's suggestion. You can put toys, a nice bed, and some treats or chewy toys in there to start to see how he does. Just leave it open and see if he goes in there on his own.

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    Default Re: Hi guys newbie with some question on crates and some advice

    We have both and Usko loves to go in both. Crate can be safe and pleasent place for a dog or horrible solitary confinement. I think this one's a good video of how to make your dog love his crate...it is with a puppy, but I'm sure it works for all ages. Just google...
    positive house training with crate victoria stilwell

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    Wire, try craiglist my bullies LOVE their crates they go in sometimes for naps and when I leave they automatically go in and I give them a treat! Good luck and welcome!

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    Default Re: Hi guys newbie with some question on crates and some advice

    Congrats to you on your new bully. They do suggest wire crates because it has a much better airflow then the plastic and bullies overheat easily. Best of luck to you.
    Otis you'll never know how much I love you I love you more then all the leaves on all the trees

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    Default Re: Hi guys newbie with some question on crates and some advice

    Thank you guys, best forum ever!! My wife decided to get the wire crate, she found one online for 35. Size is 36 is that enough

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    Default Re: Hi guys newbie with some question on crates and some advice

    I think the 36" is perfect. We got a 30" and it's already a tad small for our 4.5 mo. old puppy

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    Default Re: Hi guys newbie with some question on crates and some advice

    Shoot, I'm not sure of the size of mine but I would say it's a large.
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    Default Re: Hi guys newbie with some question on crates and some advice

    I have two mid-west 42" collapsible crates... they are great still look new and are 7years old.
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