Love them I have two for each crate. They stand up to the wear and tear of working dogs pretty well! They also quiet down the noise of the collapsible crates.
Ok, so....I have the world's most difficult dog (and I mean that in the most loving way). I rescued him when he was 5 after he had been brought back to the shelter 4 different times. He had never been in a home for more than a year. At the point I came along, he had extreme separation anxiety. And when I say extreme, I mean it. This dog actually cannot be left alone. I have had more than one trainer tell me they have never seen anything like it....as in, they could do a case study on my dog. When someone previously tried to adopt him, they left him in their yard and he tried to chew through a chainlink fence to get to them and knocked out three of his canines doing it. He doesn't destroy because he's bored or just generally anxious, he does it because he's trying to escape to get to you. He goes everywhere with me, since the training for his level of anxiety is a very long uphill battle. Fortunately, I work at the Humane Society I adopted him from (a job I got after I adopted him), so he can come to work with me. However, I have things I have to do that he can't be with me for. I had him trained to be in the car calmly (for usually for no more than on hour at a time) and one day that changed and he ate the interior of my car in under an hour. So I got desperate.
That's where this crate came in. For a long time, I fought spending the money. But the interior of my car was the final straw. I broke down and got him the Hight Anxiety Crate (and he's a big boy - we think boxer/great dane/black mouth cur - so I got the 500). AND I had to get a car to fit the crate, so I now have a 4Runner. But boy, was it worth it. I now have a crate that I know he can't hurt himself trying to escape. He is now pretty well crate trained, but still will sit there and bark incessantly if you leave him alone, so he still comes with me everywhere. But with the Impact Crate, I know I can leave him alone while I run get groceries for 20 minutes and I don't have to worry about him destroying anything or hurting himself in the process.
Long story short, it is worth the money for the peace of mind and the money it ends up saving you in potential damages....especially if you have (like me) the world's most anxious dog.
My dogs are very anxious and have broken out of numerous crates. I got the collapsable version, and they're amazing! The dogs love them. They're without a doubt the best and strongest collapsable dog crates I've ever found. Worth every dollar!
I have been using this crate for about a month and it has been AMAZING for my 4 year old golden retriever. She has severe storm anxiety and before this crate, I wasn’t able to leave the house if it was going to storm because she would destroy the doors in the house trying to get out. She broke out of multiple other crates I purchased. However, with this Impact crate, I feel safe knowing she won’t be able to hurt herself trying to escape. I think she actually enjoys being in there during the storms since she feels secure.
Also, the Impact customer service was incredible. I ended up ordering the wrong size at first, and they were extremely helpful in returning it and making sure I got the correct size and was happy with my purchase.
I would highly recommend this crate to anyone who has a dog with anxiety!! It is life changing.
We are on our second week of using the crate regularly, I had to re-crate train her because we hadn’t been using crates for a few years since she was able to break out of the standard wire crate.
We have been through the ringer with solutions for her anxiety, from behaviorists to medication - we’ve tried it all. With no other choice I was leaving my dog out while I was at work - and spending significant amounts of time cleaning up what she destroyed while I was gone.
Since using the Impact High Anxiety Crate, I have no much peace. In addition to my home staying as clean as it was when I left for work, which feels like a vacation now. We have gone from having 3-4 accidents a day, to ONE in the last two weeks. I’m not sure if having to hold her bladder during the day in her crate, had triggered her to start holding it again at night ? Regardless, I am a very happy customer.
As far as durability, we joke that this looks like the velociraptor cage from Jurassic Park. I will attest to my dogs ability to escape from a locked wife crate without unlocking it, and there is no way she could get out of this crate. She scratched at it a little at the beginning and it has some scrape marks on the inside front, but has since given up.
What peace of mind to know my dog is safe and my house isn’t getting destroyed. I feel like I can enjoy my dog again, without her being a constant source of stress in my life. Thank you !
I recently moved overseas and in order to bring my dog with me, we needed an airline crate. I got a recommendation for an Impact Crate and the whole experience exceeded all my expectations. From the back and forth with the sales rep who answered all my questions before my purchase to the quick shipping and easy set-up, and the ultimate test of all - surviving the flight - my dog's Impact Crate is fantastic! There are convenient handles for picking up and moving the crate both when it is expanded and collapsed. Overall, it is abundantly clear how much thought went into the design when you can see how easy all the parts fit together and how strong everything is. All of the airline employees I interacted with were highly impressed with the crate and after a cross-country trip and an international flight, it still looks practically brand-new. So while yes, the crates are expensive, they are definitely well-worth the price!!
My "Raptor Cage" arrived a little long than anticipated, but other wise was in perfect condition. My (not so little) monster still does not enjoy being caged, but now he does not injure himself while eating away at the wire/plastic cages.
Arrival time: 4/5.
Build quality: 5/5
Dog vs Cage: 5/5
Love my anxiety guard door it's a must you keep your pet safe if they chew on crates highly recommended getting one
Purchased for my personal vehicle. Working dog. She is already quite comfortable inside of it and now gets to safely go in our off time!
Although these are expensive it seems to be good quality and I enjoy my black stationary crate! Overall a good purpose!!
Has been a blessing Gunner my pit has not escaped. He hated thunderstorms and he seems calm in his crate . Thank you 😊
We just had a litter of pups and I realized I would be taking 4 dogs to shows when everything starts up again. Off I went to Impact for more crates! I won’t buy any other crates for my traveling dogs. Best crate on the market and a great deal this time.