Petmate Sky Kennel Review

If you want to fly with your pet then you will be needing to purchase a crate that meets International Airline Travel Organization (IATA) requirements. For most pet owners a strong plastic crate will do. In this article we’ll discuss the popular Petmate Sky Kennel. Note: If you have a dog breed commonly associated as fighting/dangerous e.g. certain breeds of mastiffs, terriers and pit bulls, you will require a crate that meets tougher requirements – please read our IATA 82 Dog Crates article instead.

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Escape Proof Heavy Duty Dog Crates Buying Guide

So you’re here because your dog makes light work figuring out how to destroy or escape from a standard crate, and wondering if there are crates strong enough to put a stop to that. So now it’s time for a gorilla tough escape proof dog crate to secure your strong or smart Houdini right? Great, you’re in the right place. We’ve reviewed a selection of the toughest heavy duty dog crates and kennels to secure small Houdinis to large powerful dogs that best fit a variety of needs and budgets.

Heavy Duty Dog Crates

Regular crates are no good for an escape minded large or powerful dog. They will happily destroy, chew, or break out from a regular kennel. Neither are they suitable for smart Houdini dogs. They quickly learn where crate weaknesses are and then exploit them as soon as you’re out of sight. (more…)

Impact Dog Crate Stationary & Collapsible Review

The Impact Dog Crate Collapsible and Stationary Crates are part of the range of products produced by Impact Dog Crates (formerly known as Impact Case and Container, and Kennect Pet). They are also sold under the Grain Valley brand name. They are a fantastic solution for dog owners looking for a secure, robust, heavy duty dog crate to secure their pet.

Impact Case Collapsible Dog Crate

In this Impact Case Dog Crate review, we take a look at these US made virtually indestructible and inescapable dog crates. And we’ll let you know exactly what they have to offer for your investment. (more…)

ProSelect Empire Dog Crate Review

If you have a dog that is an escape artist, then you may have heard about the ProSelect Empire Dog Crate. It has very quickly gained popularity as an option in the heavy duty market.

ProSelect Empire Dog Crate


But is it actually any good? Is it strong enough to handle powerful jailbreaking dogs? Is it secure enough to prevent Houdini dogs from figuring a way out? Let’s take a closer look. (more…)

How To Keep Your Dog From Escaping Their Crate – Stop Escape Artists

Many people think that simply buying a crate will be enough to keep their pet secure and contained. Unfortunately this is not always the case, a dog that hasn’t been crate trained sees being crated as either a game or something they have to break out of at all costs.

Dog Escapes Crate

The clever ones will learn how to exploit the crate’s weaknesses, the rest will simply use brute force to attempt to break out and permanently destroy it. We’ll take a look at some examples of how they do this and how to keep your dog from escaping their crate.

If you are simply looking for a new robust crate to contain your pet, see our article on heavy duty dog crates. (more…)

IATA CR 82 Dog Crates Buying Guide (Air Travel with Pitbulls / “Dangerous” Dogs)

When it comes to traveling with powerful dogs that have a reputation fairly or not for being dangerous, aggressive or prone to fighting, you need to find a crate that goes beyond standard IATA airline approved dog kennel requirements. You will need to look at IATA 82 dog crates that meet more stringent security and build quality requirements to be able to fly with your pet.

IATA 82 Dog Crates

Heavy Duty IATA 82 Compliant Impact Case Stationary Dog Crate

Safety is critical when flying for passengers and pets alike. So for dog breeds that may make short work of a plastic crate, special crate requirements are in place. IATA CR 82 sets out specific additional requirements to the standard IATA requirements for a more strong, sturdy and robust dog crate to keep large, powerful and strong dogs secure. Let’s look at what they are and help you buy an IATA 82 dog kennel for flying with your pet. (more…)

Best Dog Playpen Reviews

We empathize with our pets and we consider them part of the family. But just like children, we can’t spend every hour of every day with them. Sometimes we have to do our own thing, and they have to do theirs. That’s where our best dog playpen reviews come in.

Best Dog Playpen Reviews

Unfortunately, unlike a cat, a dog can’t just climb a fence and go someplace else when they get bored. And we don’t want then trashing the place either. (more…)

Airline Approved Dog Crates For Pet Travel Buying Guide

nIn this guide, we’ll be looking at the types of International Air Transport Association (IATA) airline approved dog crates and carriers available and where to buy them. We’ll be looking at airline pet travel requirements for carriers, standard crates, and stronger IATA CR 82 crates for dog breeds that are considered to be aggressive or dangerous.

airline approved dog crates

It is important when flying with your pet to select a crate or carrier that meets the IATA requirements for air travel with your breed of dog.


Midwest iCrate Pet Crates For Dogs Review

Welcome to our Midwest iCrate Pet Crates for Dogs Review. We will be looking at the features and benefits of this bestselling range of dog cages.

Midwest iCrate Pet Crates For Dogs

The Midwest iCrate dog crate is among the best dog crates on the market right now, designed for the safety, security and comfort of your pet. It’s particularly desired for training puppies as they grow into an adult dog.

The manufacturer, Midwest Homes For Pets have been an established player in the pet containment market for years, with a 90 year history and division of Mid-west Metal Products. So this is no fly-by-night company that doesn’t know much about pets. They also manufacture some of the best dog playpens for exercising your pet in safe space too. (more…)

Midwest Life Stages Dog Crate Review

Welcome to our review of the Midwest Life Stages Dog Crate. In this review we will be going through the features and benefits of the Midwest Life Stages Double Door Folding Metal Dog Crate as well as letting you know where to get the best price for this dog crate.

Midwest Life Stages Dog Crate

The Midwest Life Stages Crate is a popular choice of dog cage made by one of America’s longest established manufacturers in the pet care market – Midwest Homes For Pets, itself a division of Mid-West Metal Products. They also manufacture some of the best dog playpens for exercising your pet in safe space too.

Midwest Home For Pets have over 90 years of business experience to draw from. (more…)