Okay just curious if something like a ex-pen with top would be a good thing for a basenji. I completely beleive in crate training but once they have potty training mastered I don't like having to leave a dog in a crate for 4-5hrs a day. Would something like this work? I know that alot of people use crates also because they take up less space, but I have a place where I could set up something like this (inside) and it wouldn't be in the way. Here's a pic of what it looks like with a top.
And what type of crate would everyone recommended for home use? I've thought about a wire crate, but we do travel, so should I just stick with a plastic one so that the dog would be used to it?