gk profile: remedies for kam’s dog storm anxiety
09-15-162 mins read
Because each customer's story – and relationship with their dog – is different, we've started to document a few for you. Today’s Q&A is with Kelle, a Mississippi resident whose dog “Kam” has severe storm anxiety.
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Dogs with Anxiety

Because each customer’s story – and relationship with their dog – is different, we’ve started to document a few for you. Today’s Q&A is with Kelle, a Mississippi resident whose dog “Kam” has severe storm anxiety.

Kam

Gunner Kennels Customer: Kelle Kerlin & Kam

DOG’S NAME: Kam

DOG’S BREED: Lab Mix

DOG’S AGE: 3 years old

DOG’S WEIGHT: 49 lb.

HOW MANY DOGS DO YOU OWN? 3 – all rescued mixed breeds

CITY, STATE: Flowood, Mississippi

VEHICLE YOU TRAVEL IN: Nissan Altima

GUNNER KENNELS PRODUCTS YOU OWN: G1™ Intermediate

*Editor’s note: Though Kelle has not needed the chew kit accessory for her storm-anxious dog, it is a recommended accessory for most customers who have dogs with phobias

Customer Q&A: Reviews & Tips From A Owner Of A Dog With Phobia

Name a few words that describe Kam.
Gorgeous, loving, brave.

We hear Kam has storm anxiety. Tell us about that.
Kam absolutely hates thunderstorms, and he has since he was a puppy. He knows they are coming long before we do and begins a full-on mental breakdown when a furious storm rolls in. Kam has to be contained during a thunderstorm or he will harm himself and destroy our house, as he is amazingly powerful. My husband and I have “Kam proofed” our house, this includes new floors (he would not allow us to have carpet, he destroyed an entire carpeted room during a storm), a custom table built to keep him from getting behind our washer and dryer, and we have installed babyproof cabinet doors in our kitchen so he could not open them during a thunderstorm.

Why’d you choose Gunner Kennels?
We chose a Gunner Kennel because the Animal Rescue Foundation recommended it. Kam was put up for adoption through ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) after we found him at a gas station, but we became “foster failures.” They told us how well-made Gunner Kennels were, and that they were trying to get one for Freckles [a dog available for adoption!]. We tried it for Kam, and they were right. Gunner Kennels are unbreakable.

In your opinion, what sets Gunner Kennels apart? Has it protected Kam?
It has absolutely protected Kam. Each kennel that Kam has broken has been due to a flaw that could have been avoided with more careful designing, such as a latch. It is such a relief to know Kam has a safe place when a storm rolls in. Gunner Kennels’ G1™  also muffles the sound of the storm, and allows him a secure place to be during thunder storms, Kam no longer tries to get into places that will harm him because he has his “safe place” to be at during a storm. This kennel has given us peace of mind, and Kam security (more: read our thunderstorm phobia blog post here). The quality of this kennel is unmatched and I am grateful it was recommended to us.

Where’s your favorite place to travel with Kam?
Any social event where dogs are allowed, Kam is ALWAYS the life of the party. People can’t get enough of him and he LOVES the attention. He is a very well behaved dog, he just can’t handle thunderstorms!

Anything else you’d like to add?
This kennel has been such a blessing, I hope everyone else with this an anxious dog finds Gunner Kennels as well. Thank you for making high-quality kennels for people with storm-anxious dogs!  

Do you want your dog to be featured on the Gunner Kennels blog? Email us here.

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07/05/2021
Brandon M.
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  • How would you describe your dog? Gun or Bird Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
It’s like an insurance plan….

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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Kris T.
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  • What's your primary use of the product? TravelHomeHome & Travel Equally
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Wow, Just Wow

Wow, this kennel is the Yeti of dog kennels! everything about this kennel is first rate. Yes, there are cheaper, but none can compare to a Gunner kennel.

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05/31/2021
Alec L.
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  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
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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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05/08/2021
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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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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.