gunner sizing: did i choose the best fit for my dog?
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Concerned that you selected the wrong Gunner Kennels size? Let's walk you through it.
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First, thanks for investing in GUNNER safety. Second, we’re here to help! If you’re not sure if you’ve selected the right size for your dog, use these resources below. If you’d rather talk to us directly, shoot an email to info@gunner.com or schedule a phone call with us here to talk with us at your convenience.

The Quickest Way To Determine If You Chose The Best Crate Size For Your Dog

We developed our own custom Fit Finder apps that take into consideration your dog’s details, your vehicle setup and your intended use. We use your answers to recommend the ideal GUNNER size for you and your dog. If you used the Fit Find app to determine your size, then we are confident that the returned result is what is best for your dog.

Our Fit Guidelines For Safe Travel

Addison created the GUNNER kennel specifically for transportation, and that factors into our own fit recommendations: when thinking about if the size you’ve selected is the correct one, please consider if you will use the G1™ primarily for kenneling at home or for securing the K9’s safety while traveling. ⁠⁠If you are going to primarily use this crate for travel, we always recommend a snug fit for a GUNNER kennel. This protects the dog in the case of an accident: the less wasted interior space the better. Think about it like this… if you’re hitting the brakes too hard – or God forbid, get into a wreck – you’d rather that your dog have less room to move around inside the kennel.

Here’s a good visual for you to consider when selecting a crate for travel:

In the video below, Addison shows you how GUNNER – a chocolate British lab around 70 lb. – fits in both an Intermediate and Large, and talks about why we recommend the tighter fit for travel. If you’ve received the kennel and are on the fence on if your size is right, this may help give you a better visual into our sizing guidelines.



Choose The Best Crate For Home Kenneling

If you bought this crate and are using the crate primarily for home kenneling, you’ll want your dog to be able to stand up inside the crate, turn around very easily, and lay comfortably with the door closed. We will remind you that dogs are den animals, and we believe they enjoy having a darker, snug space all their own.

Still Unsure If You Bought The Right Size?

If you’re still hung up on if you bought the right size, no worries. Our Customer Experience team is around Monday through Friday to help (don’t be surprised if you hear from them on a weekend too, they’re pretty dedicated).

You can email them a photo of your dog for their thoughts to info@gunner.com, or schedule a phone call with them here to talk with them at your convenience.

“Wanted to show what Ruger looks like in his GUNNER not posed for a photo, but when out running errands and how he lays in his kennel naturally.⁠ In my truck he rides in an Intermediate. Ruger is 55-60lbs and roughly 25inches at the shoulders. Here are two ways I caught him laying in his kennel. Many will think a kennel is too small for their dogs. For your vehicle you want your dog to be snug in the kennel so that if you were in an accident your dog isn’t being thrashed around inside but more secured and snug. Kind of how our seat belts hold you snug in place. ⁠ Now in my house my dogs are in larger kennels where they can stretch and it be much more spacious. For our vehicles we don’t want that.”
– @west_coast_heeler_pack⁠

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GUNNER strap sets are the only ones that we recommend, and have met each of the brand’s crash test standards. They are the straps that the Center For Pet Safety recommends using when anchoring your crate to your vehicle for 5 Star Crash Test certified safety.

Our new & improved tie-downs are made with an extra-thick custom cam buckle for additional break strength and a synthetic material that ensures you can leave these out 24/7: better guarding against fading and stretching, and perfect for high abrasion environments.

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Your dog works hard for you – this fan works hard for your dog. The GUNNER Fan Kit is a high-powered device designed to mount easily to the crate, with a stainless steel mounting rod and custom tensions bolts. Built to provide significant ventilation, especially while kennel is stationary. A durable structure, just like our customers are accustomed to.

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