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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-31-2008, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: AGILITY Discussion Topic - Tent/sunshade favor

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Quote: How many crates can you get under a Kelty Tent?
Easily 3, even 4 in the Medium Kelty if you juggle them around and have sunscreens. If it's a raging downpour, cause there's no sides you do have to make sure everything is in the center....

If you spend alot of time in the tent with the dogs that cuts into the space. But I''m always out volunteering or visiting with friends and the Kelty is really just for the dogs and all my agility crap!

Here's another view, closer. I have 2 different sized crates, the larger one on the right was for my Lab and 65 pound GSD, the smaller crate on the left has my 75 pound 'baby' Bretta Lee.




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Quote:I have the ez up style from Dicks Sporting Goods. Darn - can;t remember the name ))
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I had one too...it just bit the dust and I am looking to replace it.
I always put it up by myself without a problem but I bent it. Once those things get a bend in them, they are done for!

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Maggie - What brand is your soft crate?
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Maggie - What brand is your soft crate?
The green ones in the picture are Midwest Canine Camper dog crates Pet Crates Direct | Canine Camper Soft Dog Crates - Factory Direct Prices

I lov'em cause they are easy to set up and have flaps that can cover ALL the mesh windows for privacy (crazy crating area?) or warmth (cold windy fall day?). PLUS you can leave all the mesh windows open to allow ventilation on the hot summer days.

I don't lik'em cause the models I have (and mine are older so this may have changed) once they get wet or dog stinky, they are not so easy to clean and get the smell out. Too bulky to get into the washing machine.

I've been tempted to buy the ones that look like little tents for the hotter times and when I don't need the covers for warmth or to calm my dogs. The ones like these Mighty Mite Dog Gear - Dog Tents and Soft Sided Dog Crates



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ABO Gear Instent Dog Haus - Dog Tent - TheUncommonDog.com






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Maggie... Acouple years back I picked up two ABO dog haus at a Tuesday Morning "seconds" store for not much $... my BC was too hard on the screens but if you want the second never used one for the cost of postage, its just been sitting in my storeroom... I thought I might add it to a raffle one of these days but let me know ... do you think your girls would fit?? It is roomy ... my BC had a ton of room but I know Rune would be crowded... I could try him in the "used" one and let you know. Lysa

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Maggie... Acouple years back I picked up two ABO dog haus at a Tuesday Morning "seconds" store for not much $... my BC was too hard on the screens but if you want the second never used one for the cost of postage, its just been sitting in my storeroom... I thought I might add it to a raffle one of these days but let me know ... do you think your girls would fit?? It is roomy ... my BC had a ton of room but I know Rune would be crowded... I could try him in the "used" one and let you know. Lysa
CRAP! I just bought one of the Doghaus and used it twice before Glory went thru the screen door with ONE swipe of her foot! The screen is just not tough enough for a normal GSD pawing. Trying to figure out if I can get someone with a sewing machine together with some stronger mesh to do a repair.

Love the size, love the weight, love the ease of set up/take down. But the screen is really just a lightweight type material and not made for a 'real' dog just using a paw!




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Yup that was our problem... even a little crazed Border Collie foot was too much for the screen But man they are so easy to set up. Sigh. If you find a solution let me know.

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I'm trying to think where I can get some stronger mesh. It seems like anyone with some sewing knowledge and a good machine could then just sew a new panel in over the old one. The zippers seem fine, as well as the other fabric.

Now where to get a stronger mesh screen....




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GoGo Dog Crates

Here is my new favorite soft crate. Not the cheapest but it is very easy to set up (unlike some of my others), easy to Tote and has nice features/workmanship. You can find the go go crate online... but the woman that runs this site does agility with her Bostons and part of your cost goes to a rescue of your choice. Delivery is timely too. While you are there my GSD loves to play with the Udder Tugs!

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Hello, Don't want to start a new thread so, hoping this will get noticed. Anyway, looking for fav soft crates as of today? I am getting sick of lugging the metal ones, even tho I have them in 36", around. I am after a durable one for a GSD. My crew are all crate trained, but do fear them trying to get out of a soft crate at the show. I have one setup here now for them to go in/out of, lay in, etc just to see it's ok. I set it up at a run thur over the wkend & it took a few scratches, but she stayed in. This one I am borrowing & it's a tad flimsy & feel they could roll it. It just had the 2 ends that flip up & you zip. No real corner support.

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