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    Re: Our dog chewed through our wire crate...I'm at the end of my rope.

    Quote Originally Posted by spurz View Post
    I want to thank you for this link. I just purchased a crate from these guys and cannot wait for it to get here. I intend to also try other remedies with my new shelter rescued dog Gus who is attempting to chew through the wire crate, but my first and foremost obligation is to his safety. I believe he will be unable to hurt himself in this crate. Once I know he is safe, I can try medications or whatever else is available to me. So again, I wanted to say thanks so very much for the link!
    Good luck, better save the thank you till we see if all works as planned. If it works out then I will be a genius, if not I will be relegated to my normal position/title "Klutz" Please let us know if all is good with your new dog and crate.
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    Re: Our dog chewed through our wire crate...I'm at the end of my rope.

    Thanks...I'm praying for the 'genius' designation!

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    Well the crate looks like it is a beast, the problem can be some dogs will actually hurt themselves trying to get out of it. I would advise a kong or 2 stuffed with goodies something to get his attention. If it does work and I get the genius title, a note to my wife would be appreciated to let her know just how smart I am. Oh never mind there's no way she is gonna buy that.
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    Re: Our dog chewed through our wire crate...I'm at the end of my rope.

    I'll tell her anyway..lol. I've already tried a kong stuffed with peanut butter and kibble and this dog is immensely food driven...but he totally ignored it. Interestingly, I crate him at night in my bedroom with me, and he goes willingly and happily into the crate, and is content until morning. He waits patiently when I open the door until I tell him he can come out. He is calm, cool, and collected. He will happily go into the crate during the day for a brief nap. He has a blanket in the crate that he does not disturb when I am gone...hasn't ripped or torn it even a little. He concentrates solely on the wire and I have been amazed at the amount of damage he has done to the wire...it's completely bent outta shape! ( we're on the second crate now...the door to the first one was demolished ) He's a model dog in every other way and cute as heck, too, so I don't want to give up on him. He gets along fine with my other dog, and is pretty much a submissive type, he gets on fine with my cat. He is not overly barky, and he's kind and sweet. He walks well on the leash and is truly a gentleman....except for this one thing. Thanks for the support!

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    Re: Our dog chewed through our wire crate...I'm at the end of my rope.

    Hannah, my chow chow had separation anxiety when she first came to me after being re-homed 4x in 6 months (who wouldn't) plus she wasn't treated very nice at her last home. I could have easily given up on her. I was pulling my hair out trying to find something that worked for both of us. She chewed door jams and window panes when I left for work, she broke my front window, she pottied on my futon and chewed a wooden gate. I crated her with a wire aspca crate I got at walmart and she too chewed thru it in record time. I then went online and found her the level 3 crate. It worked though the locks are flimsy and she managed to break them off so I padlocked the crate shut.

    I was relieved the first time I came home from work and she was still in her crate. As for the floor being a metal grate, that bothered me too beccause it cant be comfortable to lay/stand on but I just put a towl or small bathroom rug in it, nothing expensive as she just shedded it everyday. Also I put a frozen treat filled kong in with her to keep her busy. Its been a year now and swhe has settled down quite a bit in that time.

    It is frustrating and can be expensive but please don't give up just yet. There is a solution, you just have to find what works for you.
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    Re: Our dog chewed through our wire crate...I'm at the end of my rope.

    There are rubber mats that can be cut and fitted for floor of any crate
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    Re: Our dog chewed through our wire crate...I'm at the end of my rope.

    For dogs that can break out of a regular crate I'm a big fan of the Owens aluminum crates. The picture is of the large one, but they sale them in a variety of sizes.



    They also have sliders that come with the crate, you can put one in each of the window areas if you want a more solid closed in feel for the dog, or more open visual. There is a black rubber mat for the bottom, but it can be taken out if you are concerned about your dog chewing it up.

    I had a dog decide he didn't like waiting his turn at training, 3 vari kennels in less than a month and I decided to save some money and finally invest in these. A few have tried, but so far nobody has been able to do anything more than put some scratches in the bars on the doors.

    I purchased mine through http://www.5dventures.com at the time they had the best prices, but there are quite a few websites that sale them, so it would be worth doing some shopping aroud.

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