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    Default Buying Crates - Quality and Price?

    Hi,
    just wondering where people buy crates from? I'd like to crate train my dogs, but have never bought them before. I've heard that they range in price, and I suppose that the quality (and functionality) varies with this also?
    I'm in Brisbane, if anyone know's anywhere? I'll also buy online, if I can be assured of the size and quality etc,
    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkiea View Post
    Hi,
    just wondering where people buy crates from? I'd like to crate train my dogs, but have never bought them before. I've heard that they range in price, and I suppose that the quality (and functionality) varies with this also?
    I'm in Brisbane, if anyone know's anywhere? I'll also buy online, if I can be assured of the size and quality etc,
    thanks!
    Pet stock or Petbarn.

    We bought one online and the quality was crap. Get the black powder coated once,,,they can easily be collapsed and cleaned.

    We bought a 30" crate...I think it cost $250 or something like that.
    Last edited by Cleasanta; 11-25-2009 at 08:40 AM.

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    Good suppliers will go to dog shows. They can be a bit pricey but they normally are excellent quality as show people drag them about the country.

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    awesome! thanks for that. I don't go to dog shows, but would like to be able to.
    I'll definately have a look at petbarn

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    We got ours from this mob Mia's Crate It's great quality, and we had the luxury of being in Melbourne, so we could go pick it up, but its exactly as I was expecting it to be
    Mummies little 12 years in the making..... and Daddies little ratbag!!
    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b358/msbeanie05/IMG_1247.jpg
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    thanks for that! It's good to hear about other's experiences from online sellers sometimes...and goodiesgirl, your shepard looks gorgeous..
    I had a vision in my mind of a canvas crate though. I have a dog who's a bit nervous at night, and I thought that maybe the canvas could help to block out a little of the noise and shadows, but guess a blanket could do the same.
    Would canvas be better compared to a wire crate covered with a blaket - ventilation and temp wise?

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    I put a blanket over the back and top of Mia's and it covered the sides, more so because we got her in winter, and I didn't want it to be too cold. I got told when I got her, the canvas ones can be pretty easily torn open with puppy nails if they really want out. I'd go with the metal one if I had to do it over again, it was a god send!

    And thank you for your compliment. She's a bit bigger than that now lol, she's almost 8 months old. And the love of my life.... shhhhh don't tell the others :P
    Mummies little 12 years in the making..... and Daddies little ratbag!!
    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b358/msbeanie05/IMG_1247.jpg
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    thats something I didn't consider...that the dog could rip it open.
    Thanks for your thoughts, and other people's too.

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