Crate training is a must for most dogs, especially for owners who lead busy lives. Dogs are wonderful companion animals and most households have a dog or two. One thing that every dog owner finds annoying is the barking, especially when they are still little. The youngest pups will whine and cry when they are just learning to be crate trained. There are also many older dogs that are being crate trained. If you can’t afford sound proof dog crates, there are eight things you can do that will help you and your dog live comfortably together. Placing sound absorbing materials in your dogs crate or paying close attention to what the crate is made out of will certainly help reduce the noise level.
8. The K-9 Ruff n’ Tuff Crate Pad
Crate pads help sound proof the crate that your dog is in. It provides a noise barrier that deafens the barking, it also provides comfort for your dog. The K-9 Ruff n’ Tuff Crate Pad comes in chocolate and blue, it is made out of a 1260 rip-stop polyester fabric designed for those pets who like to burrow and dig. K-9 Ruff n’ Tuff Crate Pad fits crates without bunching due to its darted corner design making it flexible. The crate pad comes in four sizes, is machine washable, and it has a one year warranty.
7. INVENHO Dog Bed Mat
Dogs bark when they feel unsure or frightened, one way to help this barking is providing a fluffy bed that will make them feel safe. The cotton fill cushion provides a nice sound reducing barrier. This mat is great for older dogs too because it provides support for stiff joints. The mat’s bottom prevents skidding and shifting within the crate. The INVENHO Dog Bed Mat also works great on hardwood floors without scratching them. The bed is washable , will not lose its shape and comes three sizes.
6. DogJog Dog Kennel Pad
The DogJog Dog Kennel Pad is perfect for summer time, it is warm and breathable. It has slip resistance on the bottom, very soft, foldable, and easy to wash. The pad can be easily taken out of the crate and placed on the car seat, bed, floor, or any other surface you want your dog to lay on. It comes in four sizes so you can measure your crate for a perfect fit.
5. Dogbed4less Orthopedic Cooling Memory Foam Dog Bed
This cooling Memory Foam dog bed is perfect for older dogs. It has a washable liner with a durable washable brown cover and a bonus case. The GEL-Infused Memory Foam with temperature regulating keeps the dog cooler in the summer and warm in the winter. The high density hypoallergenic memory foam is 4 inches thick and non-toxic. The dog bed comes with an anti-skid bottom with a MicroSuede top and side. The bonus heavy weight cover is 100% cotton, non-toxic, and washable. It features and eyelid design to protect the durable zipper from those little chewers. This bed is well worth the money depending on the size the bed ranges from $59.95 to $125.95 and is guaranteed not to flatten over time. The Dogbed4less Orthopedic Cooling Memory Foam Dog Bed comes in seven sizes and is environmentally friendly.
4. Maxx Dog Bed for Metal Dog Crates
The Maxx Dog Bed for metal dog crates is rugged and perfect for puppies not only does it provide a barrier to sound it repels liquids and resists odors. The bed has a cushioned base and a non-slip bottom. It comes in black, red, camouflage, and green. The Maxx Dog Bed is available in five sizes, it is machine washable, and comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
3. Orthopedic 4″ Dog Crate Pad by Big Barker.
The Orthopedic 4″ Dog Crate Pad has a thick orthopedic support foam cushion inside. The cover is thick, tough, waterproof and tear resistant. The cushion inside uses two different types of foam. The top two inches is a 2″ H10 Comfort Foam which molds around your dog gently, the last two inches is an H24 Support Foam. This pad is made to fit inside the raised lip of the dog crate tray. This ensures that dog messes stay in the tray as they run off the pad.
2. K9 Ballistics Tough Dog Crate Pad
K9 Ballistics Tough Dog Crate Pad is an inch and a half thick made out of a chew resistant durable ripstop ballistic cover. The cover is waterproof, scratch, and bite proof. Machine washable and easy to spot clean as well. It comes with a 120-day chew proof warranty, comes in six sizes, and six different colors.
1. Milliard Premium Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed
The Milliard Premium Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed has a wonderful 4″ of thickness. The cotton fill cushion provides a nice sound reducing barrier. This mat is great for older dogs too because it provides support for stiff joints. The foam is certified by CertiPUR-US to contain non-toxic fibers. It comes in three sizes.