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 Post subject: soft sided crate?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:08 am 
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I am thinking of getting a soft sided crate for Zoey. She is small 20.5 lbs and Iam tired og lugging her huge heavy metal crate around. Any suggestions? Do dogs like them ? Zoey has been sleeping in her crate alot in the last few months and with her being crated in the past for her back i want one we can move easily to whatever room we are in.
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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:21 am 
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I bought two about a yr and a half ago for when we went on vacation. I love them. My boys, not huge fans of crates, but did ok when they had to be in them. I actually leave one set up in our bedroom now, but, somehow they always find our bed more to their liking. :gig
I posted a question here on the forum, got several suggestions and then did a lot of research and comparison shopping before I purchased mine. I will have to go dig out and find the info for you. Will post when I find it.

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eta: here is the link to the ones like I bought. I will say that I really like them except, I made a nicer / thicker pad for the bottom than the one that came with them. Hope this helps in some way.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EliteField-Navy ... 6rk%3D1%26

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:48 am 
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Great question Becky... I'm going to need one soon to use at dog trials. I'll be watching the answers you get!

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:02 am 
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Brenda...

I went back to your original post about this and saw that you ordered both the 30 & 36 inch crate. What size was best for comfort? Chessie is only 20lbs but she is long and would potentially be in a crate for several hours at a time.

Also... I can't find any information on what they are made from... canvas? nylon? Denier nylon? (if denier what count)

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
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Take a look at Sturdi Pet Products. We do a lot of agility trials and travel. I have the double one for both girls. I love it and it folds up with a great carry case. Because the grass is sometimes damp/wet, I had Mark cut the legs off of a folding table so they are only about 4 inches high and I bungee cord the crate to the table it keeps it off the ground.

www.sturdiproduct.com

They might be a little more money but hold up extremely well. We love them.

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:48 am 
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BeckyH wrote:
Take a look at Sturdi Pet Products. We do a lot of agility trials and travel. I have the double one for both girls. I love it and it folds up with a great carry case. Because the grass is sometimes damp/wet, I had Mark cut the legs off of a folding table so they are only about 4 inches high and I bungee cord the crate to the table it keeps it off the ground.

http://www.sturdiproduct.com

They might be a little more money but hold up extremely well. We love them.

Becky H I can't get your link to work. They sound interesting!

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
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Hi Becky, I'm sorry I left the s off try this


www.sturdiproducts.com

They are a really great product.

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
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I use these:
http://www.petedge.com/product/Home-Ken ... /46652.uts

The size small I travel with because it fits in my suitcase. It is pink with green and Star fits comfortably there. I will be taking it to Nationals next week. The price is reasonable and it is durable. I've had it for almost four years now.

I have the larger size that I initially bought for Spirit when he got older and was walking around in circles. He was blind and I needed to contain him while I was working so he would not get hurt. It worked very well and now I use it to take it to local trials all the time. It is holding up nicely six years later.

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
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I know this is an old post, but I'm looking to get Gromit a new soft crate. The one she has now is the Dog Digs by Abogear, and it's still in really good condition. However, it only has one large screened "window" on one side, and then a narrow strip of window on the other side, and none on the ends, so her field of view is pretty limited, especially in the car. She's not a fan of traveling, anyway, so for her to feel the movement of the car but not be able to see outside stresses her out. Plus, the Dog Digs only opens from the top or the side, not from the end, which has been a bit awkward at agility trials when we're all stacking our crates next to each other.

So based on what I've read in previous posts, I'm leaning toward this 30" EliteField soft crate: http://www.amazon.com/EliteField-Sage-G ... ield+30%22

I'm just wondering if Brenda JC is still on the forum - do you still like it as much as you did originally, how has it held up, etc? Anyone else who has this crate (or a different soft crate that you really like), please feel free to add your two cents!

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
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I also have the Elite Field and the pockets and handles for carrying around are so convenient. It folds up really nicely and it is light. Cici loves it.

We've traveled with it on many occasions. I bought the 36 inch one because Cici likes to sprawl out. The mat that comes with it is too thin, so you'll need a pad.

http://www.amazon.com/EliteField-Sage-G ... 7C8R5E2E2W

Cici like this pad with two towels to dig around and snuggle in.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YC ... ge_o05_s00

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
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I have an elite field (in blue). I like it. It folds small enough so that it fits into a large suitcase which is important when I am flying and will need a crate in the arrival city. The canvas carrying pouch comes in handy.

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
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I have 2 Noz2Noz soft crates that I bought for my dogs for the car. I've had them for exactly a year, and no signs of wear at all. They open on the top, one end, and one side. I put them in the back seat so that I can load a dog from each side door. I love that when we go visiting, I already have the crates ready. And they fold (and latch together with a handle) very quickly and easily if I want to take human passengers in the back seat.

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
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Collagen, what size Elitefield did you get? I was leaning toward the 30", but wonder if the 24 would feel more cozy and secure for Gromit when were traveling.

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
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Darra wrote:
Collagen, what size Elitefield did you get? I was leaning toward the 30", but wonder if the 24 would feel more cozy and secure for Gromit when were traveling.


I have the blue one that is 24" long. Gotham fits in it ok and for traveling in the car this one is fine. A 30" crate would take up a lot of space in the back seat of a vehicle. In the cabin we put up the old Noz-2-Noz because it is a little longer, 26". A 30" crate would be very spacious for a cocker.

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 Post subject: Re: soft sided crate?
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Darra wrote:
Collagen,.....


Damn you auto-correct! :bang

Thanks, Colleen, for responding! I think I am going to order the 24" for the car.

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