So I have decided that Bogey and I are going to enter our first agility trial this upcoming Labor day weekend.
I need to know what you all use as far as crates. What works best. Easy to move around and whatnot.
I know I need something for under them too, so if anyone has any good ideas for that too thanks.
I was looking at the extra large plastic kennels. I can fit both of them in that its so big. But then I saw the mesh ones and thought those were nice too.
I have a xtra large metal crate for the car but I dont think I really want to lug that big ol thing to all these shows.
Anyway...if you get a chance let me know what you guys like. Thanks!
Courtney, Bogey and Calli
I use a Vari Kennel in the Escape (my truck has an extended cab- just enough room for Caleb behind the seat). For ring side, I have the large one of these soft sided crates PetEdge: Guardian Gear Collapsible Crates -- Dog Crates. I have a plastic table cloth to put under it if the ground is damp, etc.
ETA- I forgot to mention that not all shows/trials allow soft sided crates. Make sure to check the premiums.
Last edited by MicksMom; 07-21-2010 at 06:58 PM.
I have either a wire crate or Vari-kennel for the car, and a mesh Noz-to-Noz for ringside. For Motels, I use the mesh ones also. Both at ringside and motel they are easy to lug around, much easier than the plastic and wire ones.
Karen and the gang
BBI Kodi's Journey To Anotch (Journey)
BBI Kodi's Blackpowder Striker (Flint)
Unfortuantely I have scratchers so can't use a soft crate..I use the plastic vari kennels..of course my travel dogs are smaller and I can use a 200 size..LOL..but still when you need 3 for ring side and 2 for the car for transport thats a lot of crates..I tried an x pen at the last show but my guys woudn't settle down..every time someone walked by the were up and barking...moved them to their crates and they all conked out..and were quiet for the rest of the day..I'm hoping I might be able to move one to a soft crate but have to get my noz to noz a new cover before I can try again (thank you Mr. Robbie)
I use wire crates. Jeb will try to tear his way out of a soft-sided one. I hate lugging them but the folding ones are not too bad.
Bayou Bay's Jeb's Trouble Too, RN, CGC
I have a soft crate Canine Camper by Midwest. It's really heavy duty, and probably a little heavier than alot of softsides, but it also has a thin board with a fleece cover to fit in the bottom, carrying case, etc. I've used it for years, - it's easy to set up and take down.
I have solid crates, soft crates, xpens and suitcase crates ... all of them
suitcase (the fold neatly down wire ones) are the most versatile for me
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller
I use what Pat uses.
Ann & Miles
MACH ARCHEX "Miles" (DOB 3/10/2006) UD RAE MXS MJS OF CW-OB3 CW-ARF CW-AR CW-ZR2 CL-1 (DOB 3/10/2006)
"Hartley" (DOB 7/21/2012) RN CGC CW-OB1