Welcome to our Crate and Bed recommendations!
Although everyone likes something a little different, we thought we would put this page together as a starting spot for you! These are some of the things we have tried and liked, and they are our preference for use here. Hopefully this can help you get an idea of size and types of things to purchase for use in your own home!
Whether you will be crate training your Cockapoo or not, this is definitely something we recommend! In a crate training application, the use is obvious. However, in a situation where you are not crate training your dog it is still important that your pup have a place in the home where he or she can go that is safe, comfortable, and all his! We highly recommend having one of these in place.
Cockapoo Crate Cover
This isn't a necessity for every dog, but can really help some pups as it can be hard to relax if everything around them is still visible! If you don't have a quiet, separate room in which to place puppy's crate, this is a great option to help them understand it is time to calm down. It makes it very cave-like and helps them relax and rest!
There are lots of great beds out there, but this is the one your pup has used at our house. A bed in a couple different gathering areas of the home is great----especially if you are a person who chooses not to allow your pet on furniture until fully trained!
Cockapoo On-Board Flight Travel Crate
Here is a great suggestion for a soft-sided kennel as required for traveling with your puppy on an airplane. You will need something like this if you fly in to pick your puppy up from us. This is a suggestion, but as each airline is different, please keep in mind that it is YOUR responsibility to do your research and make sure your crate meets the requirements for your airline and your flight!
If you are bringing home a Pyrenees pup and wonder why we don't have an on-board crate suggestion for them, it's because our pups already exceed the size limit before they turn 8 weeks old! Only our Cockapoo pups are able to travel this way.
Great Pyrenees Crate
This is the wire crate we recommend for Great Pyrenees. If your Pyr is a farm guardian, depending on your set-up, this may not be something you need. It is handy for hauling to the vet as it can collapse down and not take lots of space when you don't need it.
For our Pyr pups who are heading home to live as strictly a family companion, this is something we do recommend. Whether you decide to crate train in your home or not, we still feel it is important for a dog to have their own space that they can retreat to within a home. It also provides you with a place to put them where they are safe and comfortable for occasional situation in which they, for whatever reason, are not able to be out and about in your home.
Although this is quite large for a pup, there is a divider panel available that will allow you to use it throughout your dog's life without having to buy different sizes for different stages. I will include a link for the divider below!
Great Pyrenees Crate Divider
This is the crate divider for the XXL dog crate. This allows you to use the same crate throughout the life of your puppy without purchasing new crates for each new stage. This is important as a puppy, given too much space, may choose an end of that space as appropriate for going to the bathroom in. Keeping their crate space comfortable, but small, is an important step in training!
For our farm families, this also helps the crate be more usable for hauling multiple animals by making separate "pens" within the same crate. This is an idea we often use when hauling just a few feeder pigs.
Great Pyrenees Crate Bed
This is simply to make your crate soft and comfortable! It is made to fit exactly in the crate recommended above. (And yes, the dog pictured is a Great Dane and not a Great Pyrenees.....but they're both great, lol!)
Great Pyrenees Bed
There are lots of great beds out there, this is just a suggestion to get you started :)
A bed in a couple different gathering areas of the home is great----especially if you are a person who chooses not to allow your pet on furniture until fully trained!
This is not a probably not a product you will need if your Pyr is a full time guardian.
Great Pyrenees Cargo Flight Crate
This is the crate that our Great Pyrenees puppies currently fly in! Those of you who are having your pup flown to an airport near you will have one of these, however, our families often ask what size of crate they need to bring their Pyrenees pup home in the vehicle-----this is it!