Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 241
Rated 5 out of 5 by jenny230 The handle is the latch! Great crate!
Don't be fooled by the reviews about the door not latching. After reading a few other reviews it made total sense to me. The door latches perfectly as long as you know the handle is the latch. You keep the handle in the "up" position until you close the door. After you close the door you place the handle down and it puts a nice tight closure at the top of the crate. If you don't do this then the dog can figure out how to escape easily. I have a pretty smart Boxer in my crate and she can't get out.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by ilovelucyyy Great product, great price
This is a good crate at a fantastic price. At first I didn't understand how to work the latch properly either. The latch operates fine once you understand how it works. We were using it incorrectly for the first couple weeks, and while our puppy never broke out, I had my concern about its security when she got bigger. But now I understand how it works. You have to lift up the handle ALL THE WAY, then push and drop the door in place before letting the handle come back down. We have now purchased this item in a second, bigger crate. You cannot beat this price. I also LOVE the second, side door.
August 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lyka Great for most dogs
I love this crate! I bought it for my 2-year-old Catahoula/Aussie after the 15-year-old hand-me-down crate he'd been using finally fell apart. The lock does take a minute to figure out but once you do its quick and easy to use and I haven't had a problem with it. I could see a true escape artist figuring it out but it's great for the average dog. My boy couldn't get out while trying to get to the cat or pawing at the door to get my attention so it seems secure enough for a dog that's not serious about escaping (he loves his "bedroom" and rarely tries to get out of it unless he has to go potty). It's easy to set up and take down, too, which is great for storage and travel. I bought the 42" and it's the perfect size to tuck away in a corner but still give him plenty of room to stand or sit comfortably and move around in it. If you have a Houdini dog I'd recommend looking for something sturdier but otherwise this is a great choice.
August 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by hoondogsrunamuck Great crate! Just use your noggin'!!
This crate is a great value and great quality.
You need to understand how the latching mechanism works and you shouldn't have a problem. It took me a minute to get it. If you don't utilize the metal latch (looks like a handle) at the top of each door then yes, it will open easily BUT, work with it a couple of times and you'll see it securely latches and keeps your pup inside safely.
Thinking about getting another one for the office as they are on big time sale right now. $30 for the 24"!!
August 14, 2016