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Old 01-12-2008, 12:58 PM
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Default Soft Side Crates?

Any opinions on them? Have you had dogs able to turn or flip them easy?

I'm looking at one like this - Soft Crate
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:02 PM
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I use a soft side crate for Izzy in the car. The dimmer light and the fact that she can't see out as well calms her down for some reason.

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Have you had dogs able to turn or flip them easy?
My dogs have never flipped any kind of crate, they know that they're supposed to be relaxed and settled while in their crates.
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:04 PM
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Yes, Eve can flip ANY soft sided crate that isn't tethered down or barricaded with heavy objects. She can also chew through them if left alone in them too long.

I still like them and bought her one because of the convenience, because she can't flip it in the car, and for when I travel and stay in hotels or at someone else's house.
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Hmm, I reallllly don't want to buy another wire crate just because my room can't handle two big crates like that. And when I go out to the farm and my trainer's I want one that is portable.
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I got one from walmart and I put it up and down with no problem, there's a nifty little handle to carry it around with

Are you thinking about using it for your puppy, I'd be worried about a pup chewing it.
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The one I have:

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No, I got Lizzie's puppy crate that the pup could probably use atleast for a couple months. But the pups sire is a big whopin' 45lbs.
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Agreed, do not put a puppy in a soft-sided crate.

If you get airline-style crates, you can stack them, one on top of the other. Lizzie on bottom and pup on top.
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Is it bad to switch dog crates between dogs? Lizzie doesn't use her big one much now but still uses it once in a while as a "safe place" to her. I could just let new pup have that one till he's older then give Lizzie back hers?

Dunno, would that cause problems?
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I have 2 crates, the dogs could care less which one they're in, but they also grew up doing this. It may be different with other dogs. Is she protective of her crate with Major?
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