Airplane-Approved Travel Crates (Needed if you will be flying home with your new puppy in the cab of an airplane.)
A Large or Extra Large Pet Crate is what we recommend. Your dog may prefer a wire crate, we really like them better as well, as your dog can see you better, and you can see him better. I think they feel less lonely when they can see you.
However, the wire ones are NOT airline approved, so be aware of that. But your dog will be able to see you better and likely feel more comfortable.
No matter which type you choose, make sure it has the following:
There are wired crates that have dividers in them that will "grow" with your puppy and makes it easier to house-train. If you purchase one without the dividers, I recommend that you place a "Rubbermaid" type container in the back to make it smaller while house-training. If their sleeping area is too large before being fully trained, they'll often go potty in one corner and sleep in the other. You want their sleeping area just large enough so they may stand, turn around, sit and lay down comfortably. Too much space will only prolong the house-training. After your puppy is fully trained, he/she may have the full crate if you desire.
Price: $60-$80 Depending on type and where purchased. Mills Fleet Farm
is where we recommend purchasing from.