The Petmate Ultra Traditional Vari Kennel Portable Kennel is the perfect tool to keep your dog safe and secure. The durable plastic shell comes with heavy duty, easy to assemble hardware. Even the cleverest of escape artists will have quite a time busting out of this plastic dog kennel. Each of these dog kennels features an easy-open squeeze latch andmetal side vents to promote healthy air flow, as well as an interior floor moat to keep your pet dry. The Petmate Ultra Traditional is available in four sizes (medium, intermediate, large, and extra large) to accommodate all types of four-legged friends.
You will probably use your kennel for a variety of purposes in your dog’s life: air travel, auto transportation, crate training, and much more. That’s why the Petmate Ultra Traditional Vari Kennel Portable Kennel is designed with the full range of your dog’s lifestyle in mind. The design of these dog kennels makes them ideal for not only auto travel but airline travel as well for when you want to take the furrier members of your family on vacation. The plastic dog kennel is made with convenient holes intended for tie-down straps; all you need to do is zip-tie the kennel together for added security during airline travel. The Petmate Ultra Traditional is eco-friendly and meets most airline requirements.
Dog kennels are essential training tools for puppies and younger dogs. Since they will most likely spend a fair amount of time in and out of crates during transport, it’s a good idea to use something like the Petmate Ultra Traditional Vari Kennel Portable Kennel to start acclimating them to time in the kennel while they are still young. That way, your pet will regard his plastic dog kennel as his den and place of safety. Whether training or traveling, you can’t go wrong with this fantastic dog kennel.
The USDA and IATA regulate transportation of animals such as dogs and cats. To prepare your kennel for airline usage, it must be marked clearly on the top and at least one side with the words "LIVE ANIMALS" in letters not less than one inch high. Arrows should indicate the upright position of the kennel. Clean bedding (such as straw or shredded paper) should be used in the kennel. Water should be available at least every 12 hours after transportation is initiated. Display feeding/water instructions even if your pet is to receive no food or water. Mark the kennel with your pet's name and a telephone number to contact at final destination. In addition to these instructions, IATA requires that both top and bottom hulls have rear ventiliation for all international travel. If you have any questions, be sure to contact your airline.
Dogs which have not been trained and properly oriented may initially resist confinement, particularly for long periods. Training should begin when your dog is a puppy. Once the dog accepts the kennel as its "den," you will have few problems getting the dog to enter the kennel or stay in it for several hours. There are numerous training aids available--tapes, books, articles--which can provide guidance in this area, but since it is important to begin a training routine immediately, the following basic tips will give you a start: Never push or shove a pet into the kennel or use it as a means of punishment. Coax it in with toys or treats and reward it with praise. Do not leave a puppy unattended in the kennel for more than two to three hours during the day. Young animals will need to relieve themselves often and do not like to soil their sleeping area or den. They will whine or bark so you can quickly take them outside. In this way the dog learns to tell you when it needs to go outside and that you approve. Place the kennel in your bedroom at night until the pet feels secure. Use old towels or blankets for bedding. Placing something in the kennel with your scent will help the pet feel more comfortable. When possible leave the kennel door open during the daytime in a restricted area so the dog can go in and out at will.
Petmate kennels are engineered to hold pets safely and securely under normal use for many years of service. Used properly, Petmate kennels are an invaluable tool for travel safety and training. Please observe the following cautions and guidelines:
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