i have a 80 lb. male labrador retriever, what kind of cage should i bu y him?

i want to ttravel with my dog, he is now 2 1`/2 yrs old, and has never been in a cage. What do you recomment if flying, by train, or going on a cruise?


Asked by Member 743485 on May 11th 2010 in Carriers, Crates & Kennels
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Flying requires a airline approved plastic crate. It must be big enough for the dog to stand erect in. Smaller Labs do fine in a a large, 36'' crate, but yours may need the next size up.

I like the plastic crates for travel. Some come with wheels and easy assemble cams locking the halves. We nest the halves, put our stuff in the crate and have our own baggage cart.

A dog that has not been crated since it was little, make take some work. Start out just putting its toys and treats in the crate. Praise it for going in. If you have been able to trust it with any bedding, put that in the crate. Feed it in the crate. This is also an easy way to maintain order at feeding time for more than one dog.

Aster answered on 5/12/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I use the Vari Kennel x large crates when traveling.
Check with your airport on the regulation size and also you have to have two bowls attached to the front of it. One for water and one for food, newspapers in the bottom.
good luck.

Dieta answered on 5/12/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


It is best to buy an airline approved crate. Some airlines will turn you away if you do not have the right crate. Here is another trick when flying. freeze water in the dish for water the nite before. That way the dog will have water and can lick the ice. Alot of times the water spills and the dog will go without water if this happens

Ty answered on 5/13/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer