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Soft Crate?

Does anyone use a soft sided crate, and if so, what kind do you have?

I would like to have one that is durable, so it does not buckle over or fall on the dog if he moves around inside (or leans against the side). I am thinking of using these for camping and/or inside a hotel room (easier to move around/pack than the large plastic or wire crates.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 08:09 PM
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Re: Soft Crate?

I have one, but haven't used it! I bought the Midwest canine camper day tripper and it seems to be fine for dogs that aren't going to rip their way out. I am afraid to test it! I have a friend w/ a greyhound and her dog is fine zipped up in hers, but I know my dogs would get out if left alone(I bought it for agility training)
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I have been checking them out all week. I think I'm going to go with this one: best pet soft crate . It's for sale on ebay right now for about $75.

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I have the NoztoNoz for Dante
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Re: Soft Crate?

I had a pretty simple one but one swipe and the door was ripped open. I actually prefer my collapsible wire crate for hotels and dog shows b/c I don't have to worry about the dog stressing and ripping out (or another dog ripping IN) and I can stack stuff on top of the crate.

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The noztonoz is pretty pricey, especially if a dog was to take one swipe!

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Re: Soft Crate?

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Originally Posted By: LiesjeI had a pretty simple one but one swipe and the door was ripped open. I actually prefer my collapsible wire crate for hotels and dog shows b/c I don't have to worry about the dog stressing and ripping out (or another dog ripping IN) and I can stack stuff on top of the crate.
I had the same problem. I have a smaller one for the cairns and when Dozer was a new puppy (about 18lbs) he split the zipper. I also had a foster Cairn that split the zipper. It was easy to fix though. They do not collapse on the dogs though. I really like having one though, it is very convenient. I am going to get a big one for Dozer now that he is used to being in a crate I do not think he will try to get out. They fold up and you can carrier like a bag.

I have a Guardian one.

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http://www.petedge.com/catalog/produ...roductId=46652

I have two of these - the large and ex-large. Love them both...for the price, you can't go wrong!

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Tent crates are not designed to keep a dog confined if he doesn't want to be. They are meant for the well crated trained dog and even then, someone should always keep an eye on them.

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Re: Soft Crate?

i have this one: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752023 and i like it alot. sturdy, durable, easy to set up and break down, stylish (if that matters), and easy to clean. i like the windows, the dual access, and the pad that comes inside.

however...

tilden did manage to rip the door open in less than 10 minutes. it was my fault (i left the house and hadnt properly acclimated him to it), but i still want to let you know that its possible. i found out much later that petsmart would have allowed me to return it (minus the shipping). now i just use it as a shade/lounge for them in the backyard or when i'm working in the garage.

cassidy's mom has a nice one that is similar to mine. maybe she'll find this thread and chime in.

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