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The best folding dog crate

August 23, 2022

The Best Folding Dog Crate

Here at Diggs, we believe it’s time for better. We know that dogs are not simply pets, but furry family members who deserve the absolute best. We believe in better not only for your dog but better for you. And your home. And your lifestyle.

We’ve noticed other brands in the pet industry taking the time to be better too, which makes us feel right at home. Better foods made with organic ingredients and no preservatives. Better toys designed to enrich instead of just entertain. Just better.

So what does Diggs do better? To start with, our approach towards developing pet products.

We want to fundamentally change the way people think about pet products and what they expect from them. We think design, quality, and safety should exceed expectations.

We want you to up your expectations and ask more from the products you spend your hard-earned dollars on. Instead of expecting functionality, we dare you to expect world-class quality in a stunning and safe package.

So, let’s take a look at what goes into the best folding dog crate.

The Importance of Getting a Stellar Dog Crate

Why bother looking for a top-tier dog crate for your pup? We’re glad you asked!

Professional dog trainers all agree that crate training your dog is the best idea overall regardless of your pup’s breed or age. Dog crates are safe spaces that your dog will gradually come to consider “theirs”. This is beneficial for a few key reasons:

  • It makes it easier for you to put your puppy down for a nap or for nighttime sleep if they associate the crate with sleepy time
  • It gives your dog a place where they can retreat of their own volition if they feel overstimulated or stressed out; this could be particularly nice if you have roommates or multiple animals in the home
  • It allows you to safely contain your dog if you need to clean the home, invite someone new to the house, or simply step out for a short errand

By crate training your dog, you’ll teach them that they don’t have to be afraid when they lie down inside their crate. In fact, your dog will come to associate the crate with positive things like restful sleep, stress-free relaxation, and even treats.

But for crate training to work, your dog needs to have an excellent, comfortable dog crate that they can eventually grow to love. For this reason, it’s not enough just to get your dog any crate; you need to get them a crate that’s comfortable, secure, and large enough so that they can stand up and move around a little bit to make their bed comfy.

What To Look for in an Excellent Dog Crate

While getting any dog crate will be beneficial to you and your pup, there are great crates and there are less than stellar examples. Let’s break down what you should look for in the best dog crates available; after all, your new pup only deserves the best!

Strong Construction

For starters, any quality dog crate will be made of sturdy materials and have an overall strong construction.

With that in mind, try to find a dog crate made of tough materials and preferably not made of cloth. Cloth or fabric crates, while seemingly comfortable, are all too easy for your dog to damage or destroy, particularly if they have a strong bite.

As a plus, a strong dog crate will feel more secure for your pup once they have been properly crate trained.

Collapsibility

You’ll also want to find a dog crate that is easy to collapse or fold into a smaller configuration. That’s because no one wants to lug a massive, 3’ x 3’ or larger crate into their car trunk or the backseat, especially if the crate is made of heavy materials.

The best collapsible dog crates like the Revol Dog Crate are much easier to transport if you want to bring your furry friend with you on vacation, visit family members, or even take them to the vet. Collapsible dog crates don’t always have to compromise in terms of durability, either (as you’ll soon see below!).

For the best bang for your buck, try to find a dog crate that comes with wheels and a carry handle, as these will allow you to transfer the dog crate from your home to your car and back even more easily.

Spacious Accommodations

Of course, your dog crate should have plenty of room for your puppy, especially as they grow into adulthood. Try not to think of the size of the crate in terms of "minimums".

We recommend thinking hard about the types of dog breeds you are likely to adopt, ranging from small dogs to medium dogs to a Great Dane, then purchasing the largest size of dog crate you can.

Think of it this way; if you purchase a crate that’s too small for your dog by the time they become an adult, you have to make another purchase. But if you buy a crate that is a little too large for your dog’s maximum size, it’s no big deal and your pooch gets to enjoy a little extra room in their den through their life stages. It’s a win-win.

Some of the best large dog crates will include puppy dividers, which allow you to artificially close off some of the dog crate’s space and gradually open it up so your puppy doesn’t feel too overwhelmed by the emptiness at first. Regardless, your dog crate should be large enough to hold a comfortable dog bed and a water bowl for your dog at a minimum.

Special Features and Tools

Some of the best dog crates will also include additional training tools or special features, like:

  • Side-opening doors, which allow you to open their crate more easily and will help your dog feel a little less enclosed if they are hanging out in their crate during the day
  • Top-opening doors, which allow you to change water or do other chores without having to remove your puppy from their crate completely if it’s time for their nap. Try to avoid crates with just a single door
  • Treat holders, which can help train your puppy and show them that a crate is a fun place where they get to chew on something tasty


Safety for Your Pup

Lastly, be sure that any dog crate you purchase is safe for your puppy from start to finish. That means no metal frame or steel frame crates that include sharp edges or other things your dog could potentially hurt themselves on by chewing them or running around inside the crate.

Similarly, any good crate should have a careful latch system that won’t hurt your puppy’s paws if they accidentally get caught inside. For these reasons and more, we heavily recommend a high-quality, safety-oriented dog crate like the Revol Crate.

How the Revol Dog Crate Is Different

At Diggs, we're dedicated to providing not only functional crates and dog training gear and we offer the safest and most comfortable dog crates and beds on the market. Let's take a deeper dive into the Revol Dog Crate and examine why it’s the best dog crate overall, bar none.

Materials Used

When designing our first product the Diggs Revol Dog Crate (aka The Best Collapsible Crate in the World) we used polypropylene, one of the only heavy-duty yet lightweight plastics approved by the FDA for food use, along with high-quality aluminum that is light, strong, and stunningly beautiful. We chose these materials over uncertified plastics and heavy, dull aluminum the same way you pick the yellow bunch of bananas over a brown bunch: they're just better.

Similarly, we designed the Diggs Snooz Crate Pad using CertiPUR-US Memory Foam. It’s made without ozone-depleting processes and dangerous materials such as formaldehyde, mercury, and lead––it’s a no-brainer. Because top-quality, environmentally sustainable, and safe materials are just better than toxic ones.


Design

The Diggs Revol Crate was ergonomically designed to be the best folding dog crate possible for easy storage. You can set it up from its collapsed position with one hand.

Free of difficult closures, the crate can be opened from all sides and be collapsed for easy transport. Finally, all of our products are crafted to please the eye with smooth lines, modern cool tones, and high-end materials. We make safer, better pet products that will fit into your life seamlessly and beautifully.

But we’ve also designed this portable crate to be beneficial for your dog. Using a special diamond-shaped mesh pattern for the walls and roof, this crate feels quite open, even if you close your dog inside the crate so they can get some well-earned shuteye. It also ensures adequate ventilation.

The mesh pattern offers clear visibility inside and outside the crate and makes them feel a little less alone or isolated, especially if you position their crate in the same room as yourself while you get some work done. Even better, the diamond-shaped mesh pattern is fixed to a single-piece frame to prevent injury to your puppy's paws and jaws.

Ultimately, we’ve designed the Revol Crate to be comfortable and safe from start to finish in every way imaginable.

Easy To Clean

The benefits of the Revol Dog Crate don’t stop there. We’ve also designed this revolutionary, comfortable dog crate so that it’s very easy to set up and clean.

Other dog crates may take quite a long time to set up or position properly in your chosen safe space for your pup. But the Revol Crate can be set up in less than a minute. It only takes a single hand to either raise the crate to its full height or collapse it so you can transport or store it.

On top of that, the Revol Crate features a removable plastic tray at the bottom for easy cleanup. If you are potty training your furry friend and they have an accident in their crate (no worries – it happens!), you can easily remove the tray and clean it off, then restore the tray to the bottom of the crate, no harm done.

This makes cleaning up puppy messes fast and simple and minimizes frustration.


Continuous Improvement

We bring the high standards and quality of the baby industry to the pet industry.

We know that better is a moving target and will tirelessly work to improve our designs over time. We have embarked on a never-ending journey to pursue quality, safety, and beauty in products that improve the lives of pets and pet parents alike.

Look around and you will notice that most pet products are not designed with both the pet and parent in mind, often deprioritizing ease of use and aesthetics in favor of basic function with a cheap price tag. Additionally, most pet products do not use certified materials and undergo rigorous testing to ensure infant-level safety.

Diggs is not most pet products. Diggs is doing better.

Summary

In the end, the best dog crate is one that:

  • Is large enough for your puppy and their eventual adult size
  • Is safe, yet durable
  • Has all the features you need to train your puppy and keep them comfortable
  • Is collapsible and easy to transport

Since the Revol Dog Crate checks all these boxes, there’s no reason not to give it a try yourself. Fortunately, you can purchase the Revol Dog Crate today in any size you need. Check it out today!

Sources:

Crate training 101 | Humane Society

Crate Training Benefits: Why A Crate Is Great For You And Your Dog | American Kennel Club

Dog Breeds - Types Of Dogs | American Kennel Club

The Diggs Team

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