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Puppy Crate Training Products and Accessories

Preventive Vet's certified dog trainer and behavior consultant, Cathy Madson, shares her top picks for crates, pens, crate accessories, and supplies to help you through the puppy crate training process.

Safety Note: As with all chews and toys, supervise your dog to ensure their safety. Throw away chews before they are small enough to swallow. Toys should be sized appropriately for your dog so they cannot be choked on or swallowed, and throw away toys when they become damaged.

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Top Puppy Crate & Playpen Picks

There are many crate styles to choose from, depending on the available space and style of your home. 

MidWest iCrate for Dogs (Single and Double Door Options)
midwest dog crate
Diggs Revol Crate
diggs revol dog crate
Midwest Portable Dog Crate
midwest portable tent dog crate
Petmate Sky Kennel
petmate sky kennel dog crate
MidWest Homes for Pets Foldable Metal Exercise Pen
midwest dog exercise pen
Jespet Portable Dog Playpen
jespet portable dog playpen

Our Picks for Crate Beds & Mats

Veehoo Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed - Cooling Raised Pet Cot
dog on veehoo chew proof elevated dog bed

Dog cots are great for puppies who love to chew on other bedding, go to place training, and for keeping a pup nice and cool in their crate or pen. These are easy to wipe down or wash in case of potty accidents, and very durable.

Hugglefleece Dog Bed Mat, Plush Soft and Durable, Machine Washable Bed
Hugglefleece Dog Bed Mat

Soft and cozy, this crate bed is a nice choice for puppies who like to nestle inside their crate. Plus, it's machine washable! Check regularly for any wear and tear in case your pup decides it also makes a good chew toy.

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PetFusion Premium Pet Blanket
petfusion cozy pet blanket
PetFusion Premium Dog Cooling Blanket
petfusion cooling blanket for dogs

Our Favorite Water Bowls for Crates

Midwest Snap'y Fit Stainless Steel Bowl
Midwest Snappy Fit Stainless Steel Crate Bowl
Choco Nose No-Drip Dog Water Bottle
Choco Nose No-Drip Dog Water Bottle


Potty Pads for Your Dog's Play Pen

Fresh Patch Disposable Dog Potty with Real Grass
Fresh Patch Disposable Dog Potty with Real Grass

Mighty Pee Pads
Alpha Paws Might Pee Pads for dogs

These potty pads have a sticky backing that keeps them from sliding around, bunching up, and make it harder for a puppy to pull up and chew. Extra absorbent and made with activated charcoal to help mitigate odor.

Frisco Potty Training Pads
Frisco Potty Training Pads

Soothing Options for Your Dog's Crate and Pen

Consider the below products to create a safe and soothing crate or pen environment. Using food-stuffed chew toys and puzzles can help create positive associations with the crate.

SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy
SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy

Adaptil Diffuser
Adaptil Diffuser

Adaptil Calming Travel Spray
adaptil pheromone travel spray

MidWest Homes for Pets Dog Crate Cover
MidWest Homes for Pets Dog Crate Cover

SNOOZ White Noise Sound Machine
snooz white noise machine

West Paw Toppl Interactive Feeder
West Paw Toppl Interactive Feeder

West Paw Qwizl
West Paw Qwizl

KONG Puppy Chew Toy
KONG Puppy Chew Toy

Tuffy 3 Way Dog Tug Toy
Tuffy 3 Way Dog Tug Toy

Crate Safety

If your dog must wear a collar in their crate or pen, please use a breakaway dog collar to lessen the risk of strangulation if the collar gets caught.

PetSafe KeepSafe Breakaway Dog Collar
breakaway dog collar

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