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We are getting a new dog, she is 10 weeks old. I am wondering what is a good crate for her. We have never done the puppy stage, our last dog was already 2 years old when we rescued him.
Zoey Grace is about 4lbs right now and will be about 10lbs full grown (mom is 12lbs and dad is 5lbs). Mom is a shih tzu and dad is a maltese.

Thanks in advance for any information/experiences
 

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We are getting a new dog, she is 10 weeks old. I am wondering what is a good crate for her. We have never done the puppy stage, our last dog was already 2 years old when we rescued him.
Zoey Grace is about 4lbs right now and will be about 10lbs full grown (mom is 12lbs and dad is 5lbs). Mom is a shih tzu and dad is a maltese.

Thanks in advance for any information/experiences
Congrats and how cute!

okay 10 pounds is 4.5kg and my shih tzu x australian terrier is 12 pounds (5.7kg) i got given a metal wire crate brand new with crate divider i honestly would go for that one because fabric ones can be torn apart and pups and dogs learn to undo the zip or destroy the door and plastic can be less spacious imho that is and more dark. I cant see Jessie in the plastic one and it makes me anxious. Where the wire metal one is very durable and you can see the pup you can cover the crate at night if you wish.

i loved the divider to make it smaller or bigger while house training her. your going to need a size small crate(wire metal one)
 

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I'll tell hubby about this. Your dog is so cute. Here is a picture of Zoey: https://external-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQCoxgUWgO_jxTRE&w=435&h=419&url=https://www.puppyfind.com/member_photos/full/d/dc382ij5t4f.jpg

I don't know if it will come up for you.
Oh OMG! so cute and adorable and tiny! look at that face! i still have Jessies crate and its just as well as moving in 15 weeks to UK and it will come in handy for then.

Thanks yeah she is :) Just be aware she may not stay that color because Jessie faded really fast people asked if i bleached her :( it was just nature because of the shih tzu in her. Jessie was that black now she is more pale black with some hints of red and grey. The color changes are so intresting. btw the crates you can get double sided door ones (so you can attach a play pen if you wish)
 

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i so want to cuddle and kiss her!
 

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i so want to cuddle and kiss her!
Same here. I know she looks so shiny in the picture. The breeder tells me that the white is more of a silver. It will be interesting to see how different she looks in person as I think the flash of the camera may be influencing what we see.

I don't know that I have seen a double sided door one? I have bought a crate but it is a soft sided crate that hubby wanted. It looks more like a carrier to me but says crate.

Should I be getting a pen?

The breeder has kept Zoey in a pen with chips, so she is in no way trained yet and is 10 weeks.

As you can tell the puppy stage is new to us so I thank you for your help. :)
 

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Same here. I know she looks so shiny in the picture. The breeder tells me that the white is more of a silver. It will be interesting to see how different she looks in person as I think the flash of the camera may be influencing what we see.

I don't know that I have seen a double sided door one? I have bought a crate but it is a soft sided crate that hubby wanted. It looks more like a carrier to me but says crate.

Should I be getting a pen?

The breeder has kept Zoey in a pen with chips, so she is in no way trained yet and is 10 weeks.

As you can tell the puppy stage is new to us so I thank you for your help. :)
The soft one is ok but can easily be stratched and broken if she has confinment issues later on and the metal ones have bit more room.

double sided ones may be only specific makes . i didnt get a pen but not sure if they fold easier then crates but crates you can make smaller with the divider and the x pen i dont think you can.
 

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I agree- the metal crates are the best. My family has used a metal crate to train 3 different dogs and they have worked perfectly! Definitely use the divider that comes with the create and you can move it to add more room as your puppy grows. The best thing you can do is to make the crate a happy place for your pet to be, so I have used a tempurpedic mat which my dog loves! I also associate going to the crate as "home" and reward my dog with a treat whenever he goes to his home, and now anytime I say "go home" he runs so fast into his crate!
 

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I'll echo the divided crate. I needed one in a hurry and bought one off Amazon, it's a double-door with a movable divider, 24"x18"x19", and we put a pillow in the bottom with a big fleece blanket on top that he burrows into. Lots of room for either our 9 or 12lb, and we plan to use it when we get a larger-breed puppy. Online one is $33, link if you like: www.amazon.com/MidWest-Homes-Pets-Stages-42-Inch/dp/B00BLRN6KW I'm sure your local pet supply store will have lots of them too.
 
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