Our little toy poodle is now 4 months old. He is almost 7 pounds now and eversince he's 3rd round of vaccines, we have been trying to get out there on walks and even enrolled him in a puppy kindergarten class!
A few questions arises as he gets older. He is outgrowing the small crate we had for him. It was actually our cat's travel crate (19 inches long, up to 12 pounds). Although our pup is about 7 pounds, it looked a bit cramped for him so we bought him a new one. This one is 23" long and good for animals up to 25 pounds it says. It sounded right to me but when I brought it home, it looks small too, only a bit bigger than the first one we had. My husband thinks we should go a size up. What do you think? This new crate is roomy now but I can see that it might get "tight" when he grows more. Our toy poodle mix won't be bigger than 15 pounds max. as an adult. Do you always go for crates that are "tight" or should you go for one that is roomier?
Also, we have been taking him for 30 plus minute walks around our neighborhood. He looks really tired afterwards and sleeps a lot but gets perky about 5 hours later... Do you think we are overdoing it for a 4 month old toy breed? What is the ideal walk time/distance for such a breed???
Thanks for your help!