Does your dog use his teeth to break out? The only problem I have with going to an aluminum crate is that if your dog continues to use his teeth to try and break out, you might end up needing to replace some teeth. And aluminum crates are not compeltely indestructable- not to a determined dog. We had a dog that managed to pull the bolts off of a gun dog box, and bent the bars and pulled them out on another crate, sort of like a gorilla at a zoo. It was insane. She was not a SchH dog.
Other dogs I've known who break crates at SchH still use the plastic crates. They insert a metal bar across the door to reinforce it. And usually they pick up the airline crates cheaply from Craigslist so that when the crate breaks they just replace it.
Bianka vom Eisernen Loewen IPO3, CGC, TC 1-3-08
Cade vom Eisernen Loewen IPO1, CGC 3-25-09
D'Artagnan (Tag) vom Eisernen Loewen BH 2-2-10
G Aiko von Burkndeiros SchH 3, IPO3, FH, TC, KKL2 9-17-02 (Retired)
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