Here at Recherche Goldens, we have purchased well over 100-200 dog crates in the many years we’ve been breeding and training our English Goldens. On top of this, crate training is a cornerstone of our Puppy Training Institute program. From 6 weeks to 6 months of age, our puppies are trained to be in a crate, eat in a crate, sleep in a crate and more. It is a very important beginning step in potty training our pups.
Since we are asked quite frequently which dog crate we recommend, I wanted to detail here our favorites here at Recherche Goldens and why. We’ve also provided a discount code below that you can use if you want to save some money on your dog crate.
Our favorite dog crate is Denhaus Townhaus
After trying hundreds of dog crates, we believe we have found the best looking, best-made dog crate on the market; the Denhaus Townhaus. Denhaus creates very high-quality crates, and they also happen to look great. We love dogs, obviously, but we don’t want the inside of our home looking like an animal shelter.
The typical large wire crates not only look bad, but they damage floors, walls, and the plastic bottoms break. The best crate we have found is the Denhaus Townhaus or the Denhaus Ruffhaus. The Ruffhaus can handle more abuse and is a very good crate to purchase for an adult dog who isn’t as crate trained. If you have another dog, then a Ruffhaus can work. But our personal favorite dog crate is the Denhaus Townhaus.
We personally own 4 XL Expresso Denhaus Townhaus crates. Most people that come in our home don’t even know they are dog crates. They are beautiful, elegant pieces of furniture that happen to double as a dog crate! They are super easy to put together, are made of solid wood and are just stunning. I rarely buy something that I love this much. The Denhaus Townhaus crates last much longer than any crates we have used, and as mentioned above, are very beautiful.
The other great thing we love about the Townhaus is that the front grate slides in and out. During the day we will remove the grates and our dogs go in and out of their dog house freely. When I want them in the crate then I simply slide the grate in and it turns back into a typical crate to keep our dog in. No other crate we know of has this feature. Our dogs LOVE their crates and they go in the crate by themselves especially if they have a Townhaus Bed in there.
Denhaus crates last much longer than any crate we have used and again are very beautiful. The other great thing we love about the Townhaus is that the front grate slides in and out. During the day we will remove the grates and our dogs go in and out of their dog house freely. When I want them in the crate, I simply slide the grate in and it turns back into a typical crate to keep our dog in. No other crate we know of has this feature. Our dogs LOVE their crates and they go in the crate by themselves, especially if they have a Townhaus Bed in there.
Other accessories for your DenHaus dog crate
We do recommend purchasing the added Steel Grate for your Townhaus simply because Golden Retrievers like to chew. Having a steel grate will not only make your crate look even better but it will keep it in perfect shape as he gets older. We also recommend buying a dog bed for your crate. You want one that is high quality and can handle being washed in a machine “just in case.” Almost everything Denhaus makes is high quality so we recommend purchasing the TownHaus Bed or something like that.
This past week, I called up Denhaus and told them how much I loved our Townhaus. I also told them of the countless number of my clients that have visited that asked about them and have purchased them. I asked them if there was a way I could get a discount for my clients and they offered me a coupon code. If you enter this code you will continue to get free shipping and 5% off everything you order from Denhaus. When you checkout just enter in the code: RGDH and you will get free shipping anywhere as well as 5% off your total order. Again, anything Denhaus sells we are fans of. They only sell high quality products and we are now officially endorsing them. I will only endorse something that I use and believe in. Trust me…you will be glad you purchased one of these crates. It’s more than a crate…it’s a beautiful piece of furniture!