pet travel safety products investigated: the today show
01-06-161 min read
The Gunner Kennel G1 Intermediate was one of four, and the only dog crate, out of 29 pet travel products not to fail when crash tested.
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The Gunner Kennel G1 Intermediate was one of four, and the only dog crate, out of 29 pet travel products not to fail when crash tested.

Pet Travel Safety Products Investigated: The Today Show

If you were watching the TODAY show on NBC Tuesday morning, you may have seen the report by national investigative correspondent, Jeff Rossen. You can watch the video here, but to summarize, it states that there is no oversight on the claims pet travel products make and when 29 crates, carriers and harnesses were crash tested by the Center for Pet Safety, only four passed the test.

This isn’t a surprise to us. In fact, it was why we started Gunner Kennels in the first place. We were tired of replacing Gunner’s crate every year. If a crate can’t survive a season of duck hunting without breaking, how will it offer any protection in a crash?

I finally exhausted the search for the perfect travel crate I felt comfortable putting Gunner in and that fit the lifestyle of a family dog owner. It wasn’t out there. So, I set out to build Man’s Best Kennel™ for my best friend.

After thoughtfully designing and vigorously testing our crate over a couple years, we started selling them to other dog owners in the spring of 2015. Then, in the summer, it was included in the official crash test conducted by the Center For Pet Safety and Subaru USA. The G1 Intermediate™ was named the 2015 Top Performer Award in the test.

What’s alarming is how poorly the other so-called crash tested and “safe” dog crates held together in a 30 mph simulated crash.

We are happy pet safety is gaining national attention. Numerous national television shows, magazines and newspapers are sharing the findings of the crate study. As the manufacturer of the safest dog crate, we are working hard on producing more crate sizes.

The G1 Large will be released soon and we are currently working on smaller sizes that’ll keep your pet safe and secure. Stay tuned to our blog, Instagram and Facebook pages for updates.


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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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06/14/2021
Kris T.
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  • What's your primary use of the product? TravelHomeHome & Travel Equally
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
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05/31/2021
Alec L.
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  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
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
Angus O.
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  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
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
Patrick K.
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  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
  • How would you describe your dog? Gun or Bird Dog
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.