The MidWest Life Stages Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate is a very popular dog crate at Amazon. I’m a huge fan of crate training for puppies and dogs both — that link takes you to a long how-to page I wrote.
It immediately became evident why this crate is so popular. It has two features that most dog crates don’t have:
- There are doors in two different spots, very convenient for different places in your home or for use in both home and car. Latches on the top and bottom of each door.
- There is a divider that can be used when you are potty-training a puppy or adult dog. Since puppies are more apt to hold it in a smaller space, use this for training. ( Of course, if you will be gone all day, be sure the pup has enough room!) They say that this crate cuts housebreaking time in half.
Some other good points: well made with sturdy latches, easy to put up or down (well under a minute, reviewers say), free shipping, and more. You will need some sort of bedding. It can be a dog bed or a folded blanket. Also, while they sell these things according to dog weights, you may also want to think about the size of your dog compared to the size of the crate.
Of course, the crate comes in a variety of sizes. To find out more at Amazon, click on the picture: