|Barked: Tue Jan 1, '13 12:12pm PST |
|All three of my dogs are in pop up, nylon Sports Crates. I love them. However, there are issues. Most dogs do not do well in these crates. You have to have an absolutely fantastic dog in crates for these to work. I am not allowed to lift much weight, so other, better made soft sided crates are too heavy for me to lift. These pop up crates are a breeze, and work great in that regard. I've had one crate for about 8 years, and it's been used about 1.5 times a month at trials. The Boots and Barkely crates don't fare nearly as well as the Sports Crates.
If I didn't have weight lifting limitations, however, I would not use these crates. It is true they don't hold their shape well. One of my dogs will roll his around (he thinks that's fun), but I put a hard rubber mat in it, and that keeps him from doing so now.
If you can lift, get a better soft sided crate. Congrats on your agility success!!
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