Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Toller_08, Sep 28, 2012.
This could not possibly go wrong. Do it...
Has anybody laid hands on one of these? I'd much rather have the little windows than full mesh sides, but I'm skeptical that a crate of that price from walmart is going to be solid enough to stack all of my crap on top of.
That's my next investigation. I avoid Walmart but I may venture in to feel them if they carry them in store.
Did you know that you can buy replacement covers for the Noz2Noz crates?
I know a couple people that have them. They really are every bit as sturdy or close enough that I've never seen or heard of a difference in wearability. I didn't know about them until I already had my crates and I have no reason to get another 36"...if they made 42" I would get one. Not a Walmarter either but see a lot of them at trials and eventually had to ask where they came from.
Dog trials: a sea of dog gear on display...lol. And it's funny how agility trials vs. rally vs. obedience vs. confo vs. dock doving vs. field all look so different even outside the ring/working area...lol
I have wanted a soft crate for a long time and a couple of months ago I picked one up at a Garage Sale for $20.00 in excellent condition. Remmy really likes it, it has vents on all four sides so works great no matter where we set it up as you can close them if you don't want him to look out or open them up for the breeze to blow through.
What's the ezy dog one? I can't find it online.
There would be no way in hell she'd let me do that. I can hear the protesting now. I think I'd end up clawed to bits.
The fine print. The fine print ALWAYS gets me. *shakes fist*
That's good to know. Maybe that's what I'll get for Bean, then. He only needs a 36".
I stopped by a local agility trial today to drop off a tug, and was eyeballing the crates. The ones that looked sturdy enough to me were all Noz2Noz.
I really like the one from clean run because it folds into a little circle like a laundry basket!
doubt I'll be putting puppy in there.. lol tiny puppy teeth and all. but I like the idea!
I had a similar one from target years ago. Those are the type of crate that becomes the dreaded hamster ball. By not having a real frame they flip and flop and aren't worth 5 cents, let alone the $20 or so they go for.
Yeah I have one of those just because it was about $10 at the time and I could tuck it into my sedan and have it in case I really needed it...but...then I used it at the one dock diving event we competed in and Mira totally did the hamster ball thing when I tried to leave to go to the restroom...looked back and there she came...lol
So Kim is afraid of it (too much movement), Webster would destroy it in an instant, and Mira hamster balls it. Not very helpful.
Want it for your puppy when she grows up? lol
Oh the other thing I like about DogDigs crates besides the price and durability is also fit-everything-in-a-sedan-related: they fold into a cylinder instead of flat so fit beautifully in the backseat footwells, which kept them out of the way and (bonus!) gave the dogs an extra foot or so of useable space since two stacked came up about flush with the back seats. A very handy thing when three dogs are riding in the back of a sedan several times a week.
That said I'm really glad to have the little SUV/crossover thing now...
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Yeah the collapsible crates are the ones I would avoid. Both my dogs hamster balled ours then Mia ate through it.
I have one that I've had for a few years. It's the same quality as a N2N...I have one of those too.
Well Squash approves of his N2N. And so do I. So Shai's off the hook.
*huge sigh of relief*
I mean, uh, of course Squash approves! He is a dog of good taste after all!
The Petnation crate is the one they have at Costco (in the 36" size only), and it's a good crate. I had some from Walmart, and I now have one from Costco. 36" is kind of ridiculously large for my dog, but that's okay.
I had 2 Nature's Miracle ones, they were garbage and ruined within a week with very little use. The frame broke.
I like the Noz2Noz ones but DogDigs is by far my favorite. They are durable and I like how they fold up in comparison to the others, plus the straps on the carry bag are large enough to wear backpack style, great when moving a ton of gear.
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