a truck hydroplaned into our chevy silverado
03-17-201 min read
I’ve been in a wreck before, but never when I was related to everyone involved.... here's how I believe Gunner Kennels saved my hunting partner.
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Words by Dex Allen | As Told By Gunner

When you travel as much my dad and I do, you see some stuff but you never think it’s going to happen to you.

My dad, future brother-in-law and I had been at our hunting camp one weekend in November around Thanksgiving, and we were all headed back home one afternoon. I was with my dad in his Chevy Silverado, the brother-in-law was in another truck. 

It’s about a 3.5 hour drive from our land to the house and it had been raining pretty badly. At some point during the trip, my brother-in-law needed to stop for gas. He’d been following behind us and as he started to pass, he hydroplaned unexpectedly and slammed right into the side of our truck.

His vehicle went to the right, and ours went toward the median. Our truck connected with the guard rail, bouncing it around and ultimately spinning us facing eastbound in the westbound lane. 

As soon as we came to a stop, we jumped out to get a look at Tex. We knew that the back of the truck had to have been banged up, as connection happened back there. A trailer was hitched to our truck with a Polaris Ranger, but our dog was in a Gunner kennel in the bed of the Chevy.

To our relief, everything was fine. The G1™ Intermediate kennel was tied down (I think that was key) with the Gunner straps, and if anything it shifted mere inches.

Tex was a little shaken – I’m sure it traumatized the poor guy – but today he gets back in it like nothing ever happened. Shoutout to Gunner because after this I know they are worth every penny! 

This was Tex’s first season, we got him from Feather Point Retrievers. He was in training for about six months, but dad and I finished him. We have no doubt that the kennel saved our hunting partner for the seasons to come – thank you.

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07/05/2021
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  • How would you describe your dog? Gun or Bird Dog
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This is by far the best kennel made. I use mine daily and they take lots of abuse. They never even seem to wear at all. Hose them off with soap and water and they look brand new. I encourage all of my puppy buyers to get them as well. It’s like an insurance plan for your best friend!

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Amazing travel kennel

This thing is built like a tank. I have no doubt this will protect our little guy if we are ever involved in an accident. We recently completed an 800 mile road trip with him in the crate. It was well worth the money. This was the first time he was calm in the car and not whining. He slept easily during the drive. We felt calm know he was secure and comfortable. Cannot recommend this crate enough!!

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Unlike any other crate I have seen

I purchased two Gunner kennels, a medium and a small, for my pups. Immediately, you understand this is a different level of product compared to what you’ve used before. The construction is fantastic and legitimately heavy duty. I feel so much better knowing I’ve done everything I can to keep my dogs safe in case of a worst case scenario.

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03/18/2021
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Best purchase for my best friends

I’ve been buying cheap kennels for the four years I’ve owned my dogs, none of them seemed to hold up. I’ve wanted a Gunner for a year now, and the more I read stories of how they have saved dogs lives, it made me think of how losing my best friends would damn near **** me. So I made the purchase and will never look back. It is one solid kennel and I will not let the kennel hold me back from traveling farther to hunt anymore. It’s well worth the investment. I’m a firm believer in you get what you pay for, and this will not let anyone down.