Can you recommend a dog crate for an escape artist? We have the Petco Premium 2-Door Dog Crate, but she was able to escape it. Of the Petmate Traditional Vari Kennel Giant Portable Kennel, the Petco Home and Travel Premium Kennel, the Petco Classic Kennel, and the Petmate Ultra Traditional Vari Kennel Portable Kennel which would you recommend as the sturdiest? For example, are the snap latches strong enough to contain her or would the wing nuts be better? Is one door more secure than another? She is 35 pounds and very muscular. Thanks very much!
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I've had luck reinforcing each of the edges where the wire meets with either sturdy metal keyrings or caribiners (spring-gate fasteners that climbers use). I used two keyrings at EACH EDGE to fasten the top and bottom to the sides and to reinforce the vertical corners, then used caribiners on the four corners of the gate. The caribiners don't have to be true climbing gear quality. If your dog figures out the spring mechanism on them (as my Husky did), go to a hardware store and look thru the fasteners. I got four oval shaped rings that had a nut that fastened each into a solid hoop. I think the guy said they were some kind of gate hardware. They worked like a charm and were only a few bucks each. Also, it sure beat wrangling with the key rings to let the dog in and out. A side benefit to securing all edges is that my dog couldn't slip the tray out and then chew/eat it up. Good luck!
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I would think the plastic carrier types would work much better than a wire crate. I am also looking to get one of these for a 10 wk old whippet puppy who likes to chew on the wire crates and is almost to the point where he can escape them. There was a review from someone who had malinois (large shepherd type dogs) and she said it withstood one bouncing the crate around the room. I think this will definitely be my next choice! I am looking forward to the metal screws rather than the plastic also!
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