Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 224
Rated 1 out of 5 by Neisha Horrible Crate
I purchased this crate last year in January for my children new puppy, Bentley. Bentley is a small Terrier mix and weighs no more than 12 pounds, fully grown. When I first purchased it he was about 8 pounds. From day one he was able to open not one but both of the doors on his own!! After having this crate over a year I am going to have to buy another one, not because its old or worn but because he has been able to open the door and get out if we do not put the crate in a corner with both doors against the walls. This brand crate is not worth it's money. I would have expected to have this crate for a while being that Bentley is a small dog and didn't need a bigger size. My next crate I will purchase elsewhere.
January 29, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by tjed Dog easily opens the door within minutes.
I have two dogs, one is a one year old pitbull mix. She really lives up to the pitbull puppy stereotype of being highly destructive. We tried gating her into certain rooms while alone, but she figured out that should could jump over the gate, so we decided to try to crate her. I purchased this crate since it was significantly cheaper than the other options at Pet Smart (and now I know why). I put my puppy into the crate while I was still home, just to help train her that she will be ok being in the crate. Quite literally, within minutes, she pushed enough on the door that the latch just popped up and open. This crate is wholly useless, since all it takes is a dog pushing on the door to open it. Very, very disappointed in this product and that I have to lug this huge box back to the store to return it.
January 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MalteseMadness Its great, until your dog outsmarts it!
We have had our crate for... I would say 2 years. My maltese can get out if she is determined enough. but no other dog that has ever 'borrowed' it has.
She figured out how to knock the latch loose long enough to push the door up and over the hooks with her nose or paws, but for some reason she can only do that on one side... and she was about 6-ish months when she figured it out (she has been using this crate since she was 10 weeks old. About 8 weeks after its previous owner passed away).
She used to get really excited, happy-tinkle in her cage, then frantically try to escape it before it touched her and bark hysterically. Or just get lazy and do her business in there when she refused to go outside THEN try to frantically escape while barking hysterically.
One day she just popped the door open; shes been a periodic escapee ever since. Thankfully she has outgrown the separation anxiety, so now she doesnt care one way or the other if she is in or out.
To to sum it up; great product. Sturdy, long lasting, and easily cleaned with the special slot to remove the pan. Not so great if your dog is a little smarter than you give him/her credit for!
January 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Akiania Don't know why others are having problems...
I have no problem with this kennel. Got it for my Great Dane puppy to get her potty trained before she got too big for the kennels you can get in-store. Absolutely love it. Sturdy, thick bars that are held together better than the other two kennels I have at my home. As long as you realize that the handle itself is the locking mechanism, there are no problems with keeping the dogs in it. My Aussie is an escape artist and has gotten out of everything he's been put in. Can't get out of this one. Definitely going to stick with this kennel from now on. Even with the dogs knowing how to unlock it, they can't get it to work long enough to get out.
January 2, 2016