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Kodi hated wire crates too, so we used plastic ones for him, and just kept with it for the girls. We started with small plastic crates for Kodi, but he was well trained by his breeder (as were the other two) so we NEVER had a problem with accidents in the crates. So I didn't even start Panda in a little crate. She went straight into the one she uses now as an adult.
The advantage of wire crates is that many come with a divider, so if you DO have a puppy who is likely to soil a larger crate, you can make the space smaller until they grow.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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