The cage is not a place of confinement for your Labrador, he will use it as his den when he wants some privacy or ‘me time’.
In the wild dogs will choose a hole, small cave or space between rocks as a den, your dog still has a need for a personal partially hidden space, a need an open bed does not fulfil.
The cage is best placed in a corner, partially covered with one door removed so he can come and go as he pleases.
For your adult male Labrador, we recommend a 48″ cage. He is usually bigger than the female so needs more space.
Labradors like to chew so opt for this one with a metal tray.
You’re going to be taking the door off as quickly as possible, this one has two removable doors, you can take off the one which gives him the easiest access.
See our page on Puppy Training for the correct use of cages.