Mr. Dog has always hated crate time. He’s a big, 75lb Malamute and and blasted through more doors, fences, crates and windows than I can count. He had a habit of going to the bathroom in the crate, ripping up wire crates and spending the entirety of his time in there crying and throwing tantrums. When he is with people, he is the most mellow dog ever, but when he is alone, he is entirely different. I had finally sought out a “mega crate” after Mr. Dog cut up his nose on the most recent wire crate. Not only was it physically hurting him, but it was hurting me too. It is hard to love a dog that gives you anxiety every time you leave him alone, who gives you a new disaster every time you come home.
Then we got the Impact Crate, and I must say, it works exactly as advertised, and then some. Not one escape act, not one bathroom accident, not even tantrums of note. At first, Mr. Dog did his normal thing, tried clawing and biting the door and so on. But he very quickly realized there was no chance of escape. Now, I come home to a sleeping dog! He not only relaxes, he sleeps in my absence. I cannot recommend this product highly enough for those with destructive and high anxiety dogs. The price tag is hefty, but pales in comparison with the replaced windows, doors, fences, wire crates, couch cushions, etc. And more than that, it gave my dog and me peace.