Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 11
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dreamliner Poor quality fencing
I bought this kennel for my 12 year old lab. We had bought the same kennel 12 years ago when she was a puppy. We combined the kennels to make a larger one for her. The new kennel (same make and model) is made of really cheap, low grade fencing, especially compared to the old one. the new fencing comes apart when unrolling the fence. It took many hours to weave the fencing back together. The corners on the new kennel frame are square instead of round and it is difficult to pull the fencing tight around corners without the fencing coming apart.
April 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5
by PgLabGuy not for strong dogs
I purchased 2 of the 10'x10' kits, for 3 labs, 65-90 lbs each. Installation was not that bad, it helps if you have put up chain link before, 2 people make it easier.
There is a SERIOUS design flaw, the fence poles connect into a bracket in each corner, the horizontal poles have push pins to lock them in place, but the vertical poles do NOT LOCK. This means that when you lock the gate, the vertical pole the latch is attached to will rotate freely and the gate will push open rather easily. You can simply drill and bolt to prevent this, but should be aware of this issue. #see picture#
The chain link itself is very malleable and pliable, my dogs can easily open holes in the chain link. I repair them as they happen but the 65 lb has escaped this way.
The tension clips are weak and open up over time, allow dogs to break out from that corner...again this is easily fixed with a visit to a fencing store #rona#. Buy proper connectors. It cost me an extra $80 dollars to be happy with kennels overall.
If you have small dogs, then these are likely not even issues...but if you have large breed dogs, or maybe even a Chihuahua with an attitude, the kennel will need reinforcing...
March 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MdeQ Use Cable Ties to Secure
Read all the directions and make sure you understand them before starting. As another reviewer suggested, cable ties work better than the metal ties provided. We put it up in about 3 hours, giving up on the metal ties and switching to cable ties almost immediately.
March 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sav3 Pretty Good
The frame itself was easy to put together and get up. But the gate is what I am STILL having a problem with. My friend and I cannot get the "spring button" in the hinge clamp the correct way & the instructions are VERY vague on how to do this. Anyone figure out how this goes? Everything else was great, we are just stuck on the gate itself.
July 9, 2014