“ Brand: Savic / Animals Equipment Type: Dog Equipment „
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Before we got our puppy almost five months ago I was researching online different methods of helping her fit into our home and came across the crate concept. I had seen my aunt use this for her small dog and her dog was content and cosy sleeping in it at night.
This crate cost me almost 65 euro which is very expensive for a bed but I thought this would help our puppy settle into our home with ease and I wanted her to be trained well from the moment we brought her into the house. The last thing I needed was a puppy tearing up the house while we were out so this seemed like a great solution.
The crate comes in many different sizes but I went for small as my puppy is a King Charles so she wont grow too big. I didnt want to overwhelm her with a very large crate and also I would have limited space for this cage in my utility which is why I chose small.
It is made of steel and thankfully it has rubber stoppers underneath to stop it from scrapping my wooden floor. The latch is easy to open and is dog and child proof. The crate is also foldable so it can be easily stored when not in use. We have often brought this over to my mothers house while she minded the puppy if we were going away and it was no trouble setting it up and taking it down again.
My puppy seemed a bit nervous at first but that was to be expected. She soon settled into her litte den and often goes there during the day to get a bit of time away from the hectic house. I am happier knowing she is safe and out of harms way at night. Also her water bowl fits perfectly into the cage with her.
I would recommend this to all dog owners because its a nice place for your dog to have their own space.
My wife was upset because our dog was ill and died and she wanted another dog after about 6 months so we decided to go to the RSPCA and look for one to rehome rather than start again with the puppy stages, so she chose one she fell in love with and we brought it home after the house check etc.
The dog was absolutley fine and well behaved but when it was left on its own the first time it chewed some things around the home, which is normal for a dog left on its own in a new enviroment, and so when it settled in it continued to chew things and so a friend advised us to buy this item, so we did.
It is big enough to put a dog in for a short while but we never actually left him in it while we went out the first time he saw it, we played games with him to get him used to it so it did not frighten him and he went into it to explore around and then we closed the small door and he was fine, we put him in it for about half an hour and left the room and sat in the garden so he could not hear us and he did not bark etc and when we returned and let him out of it, he was fine, after that occasion he did not chew again, a miracle had happened, it was as if he knew if he chewed again he would be put into it.
We then decided that when we went out into the car he could travel in it and be safe, they are excellent for travelling in because the animal cannot jump all over and distract a driver, and they still have enough room to move around very easily.
They are roomy and they have a plastic bottom which a blanket can be placed onto to keep them comfy and warm and their favourite toys can be put inside too.
It is made of hard steel, which they cannot chew through but it cannot hurt their teeth if they decide to chew their way out of it.
The door is not that big but enough room to enter. There is a catch that can be just pushed and it clips nicely in place and the dog cannot open it from the inside. The animal can see through it and be happy and not feel closed in.
It can easy fit into the back of a car or at home. It is ideal for transporting your pet to and from your desination and for a sick animal to a vet. If you take your dog on holiday with you, it is ideal for keeping them safe while travelling on long journeys.
They are priced from around £59.99 but I bought mine from a pet supplier in a garden centre for £49.99 but it is best to look around at different places as lots of pet accessories can be found at markets and other little shops.
I rate it a 5 star.
We got our cats from a welfare centre as kittens. They were a couple of mental kitties that loved to climb curtains and chase each other around the house. My son was 3 years old at the time and he used to keep his hands in his pockets when they came near him just incase they went for his fingers! The welfare centre offered 6 weeks free Petplan insurance cover (see earlier review about Petplan) and when that came to an end I continued the cover. Thank the lord I did as only 3 or 4 months later our female cat managed to injure herself. To this day we still haven't a clue what she did but somehow she managed to fracture her hip bone.
Our poor little lady went through a number of operations and when she finally came home two weeks later she had to be kept from the other cat and in a place where she couldn't jump so as to not re-injure her hip. We had to think long and hard about where in the house would be ok for her but every room we thought of had somewhere for her to jump on. Also with a 3 year old running around we had to make sure she wasn't put into a room that he would open the door to for too long and thus release her.
I remembered years ago when my dad's dog was potty training he was kept in a large cage over night. I looked in a few catalogues and finally came across one in the Argos book for about £49. The cage has a tray-like bottom which is super easy to clean as all you need to do is give it a wipe. I went out and got one for her and put a little cushion, small litter tray and food bowls in it. There was still just enough room for her to have a stretch and a couple steps between each area. The vet said that would be perfect for what she needed.
Needless to say she sat there day in and day out for 3 months crying for us to let her out! It was awful to listen to and after a month I would let her out for an hour or so whilst I was doing the cleaning. This meant I could get to all the bits in the cage without her attacking the door of the cage. Obviously we gave food to both cats but for some reason our male cat wanted her food (exactly the same stuff) and would put his paws through the cage and try to pull her bowl over to the edge in an attempt to knock some out.
The cage itself is well built and easy to erect with two latched on the door which make it much harder for 3 year old fingers to open! Admittedly I did think it was rather expensive. It is currently living in my shed and will most likely stay there for some time (hopefully) but I guess it did serve a purpose and if we had dogs it would probably have been put to more use.
If you have a need for a cage such as this one then definitely go for it as it is a good one. I know some companies make these crates in varying sizes but the Savic crate I have is 76x53x61cm. Because of the way we had it set up we could then only use one of the crate doors but there are two on the crate thus making it easy to place how best suits you. Savic also sell a fleece blanket via Amazon that fits to this cage. I can't find the crate in the Argos book right now but I've found it on Amazon. The only problem is that through Amazon the crate is £59.99 so ten pounds more expensive.
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What Is It?
Made by Savic this is a dog crate which is ideal for cars with limited boot space and sloping rear doors.
· Sloping front door
· Suitable for car travelling or hometraining
· Zinc coated so no rust.
· Fold-down assembly is easy and fast.
· Dual catches on door.
· Rubber feet prevent scraping flooring and keeps the dog crate from sliding.
· Tough plastic tray
Fitted covers, wheels, floor grids fleece beds and KUDOS beds are available as optional extras
What does it do?
A crate allows your dog to be safe and secure in your car both in the event of an accident but also for leaving them for short periods. Can also be used for training in your home.
What does it cost?
RRP is around £49.99 depending on size but is available cheaper if you look around.
Where can I buy one?
Most pet shops will stock them but looking online you can find them as cheap as £29.99 at Canine Concepts (this is what I paid for one with a faulty clip - crate is absolutely OK)
Only one door so if in an accident and the rear of the car is damaged it would be harder to get dog out but still possible by moving the crate.
The cages come in lots of different sizes, the one below is what I bought and fits perfectly in the boot of my Fiat Stilo without obstructing the view through the rear windscreen.
Width 54 cm
Height 62 cm
Length 76 cm
Front Lip 20 cm
Top Width 38cm
I spent a long time trying to find a cage that would fit my boot. To get a crate big enough for my cocker spaniel it was looking like I would have to buy a rectangular one and have the rear seats down. Found this one on Canine Concepts and ordered it. It came within a few days and within minutes of opening the box the crate was installed in the car. It rattles a bit but that's to be expected I guess. Nemo, my puppy seems quite at home in it and he has room to grow.
Fold-down zinc plated dog crate with rubber feet to prevent scraping / available in various sizes