Pros: Durability, lightweight, Size, Dog loves it.
Cons: Door broke, no handle.
Our dog loves her crate, which we call her house. This is her special safe area so that when she is in it we leave her alone. We know that she feels safe and secure in the Remington Plastic Dog Kennel 36”. She usually crawls into the crate when we are just watching television and lies down. We included an old comforter that she loves to cuddle with and fluff up when laying down in her house.
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Bella is a 39 pound female Soft coated Wheaten Terrier. Her size is considered large for the breed, as most males run 35lbs on average, yet her size is larger and longer not heavier. So the Remington Plastic Dog Kennel 36” is perfect for her size and weight. She has had it for nearly 4 years as it was purchased when she was a puppy.
The durability has been fairly good; we don’t travel with the crate very often, however in the past using it during travels gives her a place to feel safe in a new environment. She seems to really enjoying being it, but we also send her there if she’s done something that she should not have. The only issue we’ve had is that the spring on the door broke off 6 months ago, I’m not sure why, other than she paws at the door. Well the door finally broke so now we just leave it open completely and she comes and goes as she pleases. The crate still serves a purpose just not the ability to lock her up, I sure if I spent some time I might be able to fix the door, but I haven’t had the time or desire to care. The hard plastic shell should withstand many years of use and abuse.
The Remington Plastic Dog Kennel 36” is well vented, but I would caution leaving it in direct sunlight or within areas of extreme temperature. Another issue is trying to carry the crate, which it is not equipped with a handle, so it makes moving it while the dog is in it difficult. We currently store it comfortably next to the television where we can keep an eye on her.
The Remington Plastic Dog Kennel 36” has served us fairly well with a few caveats. The door busting has made it more of a standalone house/crate where she can lay down but cannot be locked away if necessary. We don’t’ need this ability because Bella is left out of her crate when we are away or at home. The handle would be nice because sometimes you need to move the dog while it’s in the crate if lifting her into the car or moving her around a bit. The Kennel is fairly light and easy to move when the dog isn't in it. I do think the durability lasting over the years is acceptable, just aggravating about the door. My wife ended up getting the Remington Plastic Dog Kennel 36” for $50 on sale, and should be available at pet stores or online. Recommend.
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