small dog crate received 5 star certification
07-11-172 mins read
Exciting news for our Pack: our G1™ Small (with Strength-Rated Tie-Down Straps) earned the industry’s very first dual “5 Star Crash Test Rating” for a pet product, according to the Center For Pet Safety (CPS) and its certification program.
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Today, the Center For Pet Safety announced exciting news for our company and our customers:

Gunner Kennels G1™ Small (with Strength-Rated Tie-Down Straps) earned the industry’s very first dual “5 Star Crash Test Rating” for a pet product, according to the Center For Pet Safety (CPS) and its certification program. As the only manufacturer of double-wall rotomolded pet crates, we were awarded CPS’s highest distinction – in both the crateand carrier product classes – for the kennel’s durable construction and attention to safety.

As of today, our G1™ series is the only pet travel crate to earn the CPS award, as well as the only product to receive dual certification in both crate and carrier categories. 

If you don’t know about the Center For Pet Safety yet, here’s the down-low: it is a 501(c)(3) research and consumer advocacy organization that dedicates its resources to animal protection… most recently by leading the first scientific approach for pet product safety measures through its Pet Travel Crate Crash Test Protocol and Rating System. You can learn the FAQs of the CPS testing here.

We originally designed the G1™ crate in response to the market’s offering, and what we saw as a lack of safe pet travel products – which happened to be a catalyst for CPS’ mission, too. Our G1™ crates boast exclusive features that demonstrate it was engineered with safety as the top priority, including double-wall rotomolded construction, a lockable paddle-latch door that contains even the greatest escape artist, designated tie-down pins for anchoring, skid-resistant rubber feet, super-strong carry handles, a wider base to prevent rollover, all stainless-steel components, and more. 

If you want to learn more about the CPS protocol and rating system, click here. The program was reviewed by Chris Sherwood of Biocore LLC – a former senior research engineer for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) –and Dr. Priya Prasad of Prasad Consulting, LLC, who recently retired from Ford Motor Company.

If you’ve got a dog up to 30 lb., the G1™ Small is designed to protect your best friend. Learn more about the product and how to purchase it here.

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More About CPS

Launched in 2016, the CPS Pet Travel Crate Crash Test Protocol and Rating System outlines a consistent test methodology and evaluation protocol to ensure that crates and carriers offer crash protection. The certification program is a result of the 2015 Crate Crashworthiness Study conducted by Center for Pet Safety and sponsored by Subaru of America. CPS Certified is a voluntary testing program open to all pet product manufacturers to ensure an independent, impartial assessment of pet product crash protection. Additional information about the program may be found at www.CenterforPetSafety.org.

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G1™ KENNEL
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TIE-DOWN STRAP KIT
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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.

Read why it's important to use GUNNER straps for safe travel.

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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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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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07/05/2021
Brandon M.
United States United States
  • 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.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? TravelHomeHome & Travel Equally
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.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
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.
United States United States
  • 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.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Gun or Bird Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
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.