MidWest Contour 2 Door dog Crate
This 2 door dog crate has all of the features of the ACE crate apart from the MAXlock locking system – check out the video below to see just how good this product is !
Available in 6 sizes:
22” (l) 23” x (w) 14” x (h) 16.125”
24” (l) 25” x (w) 18.25” x (h) 19.375”
30” (l) 31” x (w) 20” x (h) 21.5”
36” (l) 36.5” x (w) 23.25” x (h) 24.625”
42” (l) 42.75” x (w) 29.75” x (h) 30.25”
48” (l) 48.5” x (w) 30.25” x (h) 32.125”
• Reinforced Doors with Multiple Lock Points and Safe & Secure • Slide Bolt Latch
• Creates a Den-Like Space for Your Pet
• Allows Proper Ventilation and Visibility
• Doors Feature a Low Threshold and Large Opening
• Allowing Your Pet to Easily Enter and Exit the Crate
• Two Doors for Easy Access to Pet and Versatile Placement in Your Home
This crate also comes with a free divider
This crate does not have the MaxLock locking system which enables you to shut the door using one hand.
A crate plus an exercise pen
Did you also know that you can attach a Midwest exercise pen to the crate to create a small outside area for your dog – this set up is great if your travelling with your pet , or at a pet show etc
Why should you Crate Train your puppy ?
1/ Dogs in the wild live in a den which provides protection and a great deal of psychological satisfaction. All dogs, therefore, have a strong natural tendency to seek out this type of shelter.
2/ In your home, if your dog has no place to call his own, he will make feeble attempts to curl up under a table, a chair or some other choice location
3/ When you use a MidWest Home, you give your puppy a place to feel secure and something to get his back up against. He won’t feel isolated because the pet home provides essential visibility and ventilation. Just like a baby in a playpen
4/ You will also be taking advantage of his natural instinct to keep his home clean, therefore, when he has to “go” he will try to hold it until you can take him outside to the proper area.
5/ This will teach him a schedule and help him avoid accidents.
6/ With a MidWest Home, your puppy will have few behavior problems like excessive chewing and barking.
7/ But most of all, by providing him a safe and secure home, he’ll be happier and more self-confident.
How should I crate train my puppy ?
1/ Simply start from early puppyhood and have your puppy sleep and rest in his home. Almost without trying he will train himself to seek security and comfort inside his little “dog room”.
2/ Encourage your puppy to go into his home. DON’T FORCE HIM! He may quickly back out or be shy, but that’s normal. Just take it slowly. At first, don’t close the door on him, let him go in and out on his own.
3/ Once he is comfortable with this, (probably a few hours or days of short training sessions) simply restrain him at the door with the door- again praising him lavishly. Soon he will be secure in his home with the door closed. Slowly you can get further and further away from him, always praising his accepting behavior. Eventually, the pup will sit quietly and sleep in his home with the door closed.
4/ Understand that little puppies need to “go” about every 2-4 hours. On a schedule, (such as after feeding, before bedtime, first thing in morning) let your puppy out, teach him the route to the door, praise him at the door and take him out to the part of the yard you want him to use. Very quickly you are teaching him an elimination schedule that will stay with him for the rest of his life.
As your puppy gets older
5/ As your puppy gets older (4-6 months) you can gradually leave him in his home for longer periods of time because he can “hold it” longer. Soon he can be in his home all day, if necessary, until someone arrives to let him out
6/ Initially, the home may be too big when your pup is small. He may eliminate in one end, then go to the other end to sleep. MidWest Divider Panels are designed to solve this problem and help you control his elimination. By allowing you to adjust the length of your pet home as your puppy grows, you can purchase the appropriate sized home for the adult dog but control the size as the pup grows! Simply insert the Divider Panel allowing enough room for your puppy to lie down. Nature will do the rest! By instinct, your puppy will want to keep his “home” and himself clean, so instead of eliminating where he has to lay down, he will let you know when it’s time to “go.” As your puppy grows, move the Divider Panel back further in the home. Eventually, your dog will be big enough where you can remove the Divider Panel all together!
This video from Midwest Homes for pets lets you know all about the contour crates