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03-12-2014 09:51 PM
Originally Posted by SummerGSDLover View Post
He ruined another one. Help. I don't know how he's even doing this. The metal is so hard that I can't even bend it back.

omg you have a gsd or a pony in there?
03-12-2014 09:23 PM
SunCzarina Oh but he's a cute little crate smith.

Once they figure out they can get out, they'll keep doing it. At 5 months old, Venus figured out how to pull the back down. She also figured out how to poke her toes into the latch of a plastic/igloo crate and that was useless if I wasn't home.

Set her up in a thicker wire crate 42" secured with towing shackles rated for 2 tons on the back. She took down the front. Secured that, she started working on the welds. With her face, that was some explaining at the vet.

She completely demolished this first crate beyond what could ever be shackled back together. That was a good crate too, served me well for 20+ years! Fat Tony picked it off the curb for scrap metal.

So I got her the supposedly strongest crate until you start getting into those leerburg strong box type crates. She's bent the bars, analyzed and isolated a weak spot...

She still doesn't like it and we can't call it a crate, it's Venus' Cadillac. The Goddess must have her peanut butter Kong if she's going to be in there more than 10 minutes. There may not be anything ontop of her Cadillac. Or within arm's length because she has long legs and tiny feet that she can use like a hand without a thumb!

The only other thing that helped with crating was letting her sleep outside the box at night. She had a crate in my bedroom. There were a couple of freaky nights where she wouldn't stop playing and at some point she ate the coax to the cable but letting her sleep out has helped almost as much as the kong soother.

I wish you better luck with your crate smithy!
03-12-2014 06:48 PM
SummerGSDLover This is the second one. I'm going to look into those reinforced steel or aluminum ones. Thanks. The thing is I can't even be mad about it. He's so darn cute it's not fair. Attachment 190362

03-12-2014 02:42 PM
Shade My parents had a lab mix that destroyed a wire crate; they ended up using multiple padlocks and zip ties. I mean this thing was Fort Knox and looked like Hannibal Lector's prison by the time they were ready to leave but she wasn't a bit trustworthy while out. She had massive SA and would literally eat books, kleenex, cushions, you name it while you were gone.

Either secure that crate completely or buy a new type, plastic may or may not work, or go straight to an aluminum crate like this one:

Leerburg | Full Ventilation Aluminum Dog Crate
03-12-2014 02:32 PM
Jail bars?

YEP, looks like a mighty strong pup. you are indeed going to have to look into 1 of the welded crate models, sells them, good luck! Bob
03-12-2014 01:34 PM
SummerGSDLover He ruined another one. Help. I don't know how he's even doing this. The metal is so hard that I can't even bend it back.

02-20-2014 04:13 PM
Originally Posted by Athena'sMom View Post
I had the same experience except my puppy damaged the house and so I made the switch to plastic crates! That put a stop to that...
Lucky Duck. I had to switch to crates like the frame welded beasties destroyed the wire/plastic and perfectly lovely (and horribly expensive) wooden crate that looked like furniture.

02-20-2014 04:09 PM
Athena'sMom I had the same experience except my puppy damaged the house and so I made the switch to plastic crates! That put a stop to that...
02-20-2014 03:28 PM
Okin Wow that does not seem like an easy thing to accomplish. I got one where the door lifts up and then drops down in to a lock, then also has the traditional lock.
02-20-2014 03:27 PM
Michele Maxcy HA! Love it
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