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    I'm looking for a dog crate for my grooming business. Was looking around and I came across these cheap ones on ebay... Has anyone bought something like this from ebay before? Are they any good, or do you get what you pay for?

    30" 36" 42" Collapsible 2 Door Metal Wire DOG Crate Cage Tray PET Puppy | eBay

    NEW 24"30"36"42"48" Large Collapsible Metal PET DOG Puppy Cage Crate Tray Kennel | eBay

    I like this one because it has the cover with it.

    42'' Metal Folding Collapsible DOG Crate Puppy PET Kennel W A Cage Cover WDC05 | eBay

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    I have a very similar looking one... I got it off deals direct. It works well, has kept manh dogs quiet and many foster kittens contained

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    Yeah I already have one that looks almost exactly the same (I use it for Koda) although I think the material its made of might be different, the metal is kind of textured and speckled... wheras these look different...

    I also paid double the price of these ones, for Koda's one :/

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    Some friends of mine got one of these crates for their pup and are very happy with it:

    42" Xlarge Collapsible Metal PET Puppy DOG Cage Crate Kennel CAT Rabbit House | eBay

    Looks similar to what you have put up in your links.

    2 door ones are great and a divider is also a good idea. You could put 2 swfs in the one crate if needed. So really depends on what you want to do with it in your salon and how much room you have.

    Riley fits comfortably in a 42” crate – but prefers his 48” one.

    Dog mats for the crate would also be a good idea - but make sure they are easy to wash and dry:

    dog crate pad | eBay

    It is pretty easy to make your own crate covers – so maybe look at giving that a go:

    https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#cr=countryAU&tbs=ctr:countryAU&q=diy+crate+cover s+for+dogs

    Good Luck ! smiley-eatdrink004.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    Some friends of mine got one of these crates for their pup and are very happy with it:

    42" Xlarge Collapsible Metal PET Puppy DOG Cage Crate Kennel CAT Rabbit House | eBay

    Looks similar to what you have put up in your links.

    2 door ones are great and a divider is also a good idea. You could put 2 swfs in the one crate if needed. So really depends on what you want to do with it in your salon and how much room you have.

    Riley fits comfortably in a 42” crate – but prefers his 48” one.

    Dog mats for the crate would also be a good idea - but make sure they are easy to wash and dry:

    dog crate pad | eBay

    It is pretty easy to make your own crate covers – so maybe look at giving that a go:

    https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#cr=countryAU&tbs=ctr:countryAU&q=diy+crate+cover s+for+dogs

    Good Luck ! smiley-eatdrink004.gif
    Thanks Riley (Long time no see, good to have you back on here again )

    I'll mostly be using it for cage drying (not something I always do, but when a dog doesn't like the dryer on them, a cage dryer is sometimes the best option to dry them without them being really stressed. You'd be surprised, I cage dry dogs almost daily at the vet i work at and I'm yet to meet one that is stressed in there.

    I have a large holding pen with a concrete floor (very similar to what boarding kennels have I guess) that I use to keep dogs in when I'm not working on them So I don't need cages for that... which clients like

    Thanks for the link about a diy crate cover, I've just recently bought myself a sewing machine (That I have no idea how to use... gonna have to watch some tutorials and teach myself!) So I'll find one I like and give it a go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    Thanks Riley (Long time no see, good to have you back on here again )

    I'll mostly be using it for cage drying (not something I always do, but when a dog doesn't like the dryer on them, a cage dryer is sometimes the best option to dry them without them being really stressed. You'd be surprised, I cage dry dogs almost daily at the vet i work at and I'm yet to meet one that is stressed in there.

    I have a large holding pen with a concrete floor (very similar to what boarding kennels have I guess) that I use to keep dogs in when I'm not working on them So I don't need cages for that... which clients like

    Thanks for the link about a diy crate cover, I've just recently bought myself a sewing machine (That I have no idea how to use... gonna have to watch some tutorials and teach myself!) So I'll find one I like and give it a go!
    WoW - your little (?) business seems to be going really well ! Good stuff !

    What sort of work do you do for the vet ?

    I am not surprised that more people are finding the benefit of crate training their pups - which you are now seeing working at the vet surgery.

    As far as the cover for the crate - rubber backed or block-out curtain material - if you can get them cheap are a good option. Have fun learning to sew !

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    WoW - your little (?) business seems to be going really well ! Good stuff !

    What sort of work do you do for the vet ?

    I am not surprised that more people are finding the benefit of crate training their pups - which you are now seeing working at the vet surgery.

    As far as the cover for the crate - rubber backed or block-out curtain material - if you can get them cheap are a good option. Have fun learning to sew !
    Dog grooming is what my business is... that is also what I do for the vet clinic Its hard work and incredibly frustrating sometimes, but I love it

    Crate training definitely is a fantastic thing when it comes to the dogs going to the vet... I do meet a few cage aggressive dogs (usually just SWF's) but they're easy to deal with as long as I put them in a bottom cage rather than one high up. I've also had a few larger dogs who dead set refuse to go in the cage... I usually end up just tying them to the bench next to me while i'm not working on them. But other than those ones, most of the dogs are good

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    Depends on the dog. You do get what you pay for with those but if your dog wont challenge a soft crate then those are fine.

    Rogue on the other hand peeled one of those apart, even at the cross joins in the panels, like a banana.
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    Finally set up the crate after it arrived a while ago. Its good for what I want it for, but its definitely no where near as strong as the one I have for Koda (which I paid more than double for). Definitely wouldn't hold in a strong dog that really wants to be out, for a long time!! Despite that, it will do the job for me, so I'm happy

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