Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 174
Rated 2 out of 5 by CrateReviewer Crate is not as tough as Kong claims
We bought this crate as an emergency purchase, because my dog ate her plastic airline-type crate. It was $70 more than the comparable metal crate. My husband said that they claimed it was "indestructible" or something to that effect. Well, it's been less than a month and my dog has eaten it. She ate the plastic tray on the bottom. You can't buy those individually so the crate is more or less ruined.
Kudos to petsmart though. I called today and explained what happened, and they agreed to let me exchange it. We will be getting the cheaper model and trying to get creative to keep her from eating a third crate.
Bottom line, save your money and do not buy this crate if you think it is going to be extra tough. The tray is plastic just like the other models.
October 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BoxersMom Best We have Found for Houdini
As a foster parent to boxers, we go through kennels pretty quick as dogs learn how kennel training. On top of that we have a Houdini of our own that knows how to open doors on normal kennels, collapse the walls in or pry the wire bars apart. This is the eighth kennel we have used with her and it is the only one that has lasted two years without major issue. Unlike conventional kennels, she can not open the door on this one and the metal is stronger/sturdier than a lot of other ones so she can't bend the bars or collapse it easily like the others. However, there have been two occasions where she managed to push the door off and I think partly that was because the door got off track and wasn't properly closed. Two times in two years are pretty good odds if you ask me. It also folds down easily for transport, the first few times are a little tougher because the material is new and needs more muscle to assemble, but in the long run (if you are not taking it down and setting up often) it is better because that makes it stronger than a lot of other kennels we have used. The way the door opens is great too because we leave kennels open for dogs to go in whenever they want. With this design we are not constantly smacking into the open door, it's out of the way and self contained.
Having tried a variety of different kennel styles I'd say this is the best if we have come across.
September 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ShibaKnowsBest Bars easily pried apart.
My 30 Lb Shiba Inu was easily able to pry the bars apart on this crate that we have had for nearly 2 weeks. For the price I paid for this crate I would have hoped for something a little more heavy duty.
June 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dyner Careful When You Setup
I really like this crate. It gives my dog room to stretch out and the fact that the doors open up, rather than out, has really helped to conserve space (which was necessary when I upgraded his crate).
The only reason I didn't rate this crate as excellent was due to the initial setup. I found the crate difficult to unfold because it seemed to be caught on the included divider. Not only that, but while I struggled to open it, the clasps that hold the walls together had sharp edges that kept snagging on my jeans.
May 6, 2015