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how a gk dog crate survived a steel bumper crash
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From the beginning, we set out with one mission in mind: to protect as many pets as possible by building the toughest, safest travel crate on the market. Some of our customers have had to put our kennels to the test – and discovered that Gunner Kennels G1™ crash-tested crate is everything we promise it to be. Here's one story.
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A Jeep on 40″ tires with a steel bumper rear-ended me doing about 35-40 mph, when I was at a dead stop. Your kennel took the full force of my tailgate, and most likely prevented it from breaking out my back window.

You cannot even tell where it hit the kennel (see photos below) – just about everything else in the back of my truck was broken or damaged in some way. I can say without a doubt that a standard travel kennel would have shattered. Before owning your kennel I used a standard metal dog box at the end of my bed, that would have been completely gone.

Will recommend Gunner Kennels for life.”

– Carter Coleman, G1™ customer

When our G1™ Intermediate was awarded the Top Performer in the Center For Pet Safety‘s 2015 Crash Study, we were thrilled but not surprised: we engineered this crate specifically for your dog’s wellbeing and designed it for your peace of mind. This is just one of many stories we’ve heard – see below for proof of how Gunner Kennels impacted this outcome.

We’re happy to let you know that Carter’s dog was not involved in the accident. To watch Gunner Kennels undergo various crash tests – including those from the CPS study – click here.

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G1™ KENNEL
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"The idea for GUNNER Kennels was inspired by my own best friend, Gunner. I've always felt uneasy traveling with him in traditional plastic crates and was tired of replacing flimsy ones year after year." – Addison Edmonds, Founder View More Details
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TIE-DOWN STRAP KIT
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GUNNER tie-down straps are used to securely anchor your dog crate to your vehicle and are the only ones that we recommend for 5 Star Crash Test certified safety.  Read why it's important to use GUNNER straps for safe travel. 

Made with an extra-thick custom cambuckle for additional break strength and a synthetic material to ensure you can leave these out 24/7. Now offered in two strap length options to accommodate a greater variety of setups.


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PERFORMANCE PAD
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This GUNNER tough-skin insert provides a 3/4” pad of cushion for the crate, as well as waterproof comfort for the sporting dog’s tired joints on the ride home.

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FAN KIT 1.0
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Your dog works hard for you – this fan works hard for your dog. The GUNNER Fan Kit 1.0 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.

NOTE: If you're interested in this product, also check out the latest formulation GUNNER Fan Kit 2.0.

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