|09-17-2013 12:08 AM|
I have used several types, like this the best.
|09-17-2013 12:04 AM|
|lhczth||I have a two dog unit from Kustom Krates home page and then also use the plastic airline/Vari kennel type crates.|
|09-16-2013 06:44 PM|
There is also the variocage
Which are available now in the states
Variocage U.S. - Mim Variocage Dog Crate, Variocage Car Crash Safety Crate
I would consider if I had an SUV but I use the truck for SAR.
Yes, a lot of money for a dog crate but considering that it will outlast several dogs..
|09-16-2013 06:25 PM|
|Galathiel||I have a Hyundai Sonata .. yeah I didn't plan ahead when I bought. I have always used plastic crates so that's what I'm comfortable with. I have found that the biggest I can get in there seems to be a 36 in (long) crate. I wish a longer would fit but the others are too wide. With this size, I can still pull it in and out without having to break it down first. Very convenient. He's normally only in there for 30 minutes at a time before getting to the destination and isn't back in it until we are returning home so it's not tooo bad. I wish they made SUV type crates in plastic crates like they do for wire ones! Then I could get a longer crate that is still narrow enough to fit in my car.|
|09-16-2013 05:12 PM|
This what we have, our Breeder did not recommend wire crates when we got Jake ( for the dog's safety). At first it seemed huge, but he kinda grew in to it!
|09-16-2013 04:34 PM|
I have had my set up for 5 years now and it still works beautifully for me and my two dogs.
|09-16-2013 04:27 PM|
I have a kong wire crate. We have to padlock it to keep him in.
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|09-16-2013 04:13 PM|
|Liesje||I use wire crates, mostly because they are cheaper and because they are flat sided so I can fit more and stack better than the weird shaped plastic kennels. Right now my GSD is in a 42" but when I had more dogs and I carpooled, the GSDs (4 intact males) all used 36" for Schutzhund. None of the dogs busted out of crates though so regular wire crates have always sufficed.|
|09-16-2013 03:58 PM|
|09-16-2013 03:06 PM|
I use a welded aluminum box. I covered the window slats with 1/4 inch hardware cloth zip tied to the bars.
I have had enough accidents with wire crates over the years for them to be my crates of last resorts. If I were going to put my dog in a wire crate I would (as I did) secure it with a gazillion zip ties, then cover with 1/4 inch hardware cloth. Too many toes have slipped under the bottom wire of my folding crates for me to have any comfort with them anymore.
The one that drove me to buy dog boxes was the truck parked on a hill side of mountain. Dog's leg slid underneath that low wire. It was me feeding the foot back through the crate with two adult men leaning over me lifting my dog up while I was feeding the foot through and me thanking God it was the ever sensible Grim who knew we were trying to help him and neither freaked nor snapped. And then thankful no bones were broken because I have had toes break on a wire crate.
My home crate is a plastic vari-kennel.
If I was going to buy a plastic crate for transport I would consider this:
They came out after I got the Owens dog boxes. I would like to see an XL version though as it is still a bit small.
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