why do kennel tie-down straps matter?
05-01-221 min read
1
We've used our tie-down straps in all of our crash testing. Here's why GUNNER kennel straps matter in the safety equation.
GUNNER News
Pet Safety

A critical part of the GUNNER kennel safety equation – both internally and through the Center For Pet Safety – is our Tie-Down Straps.

Crash testing was a critical component to our R&D and impacted the kennel’s final design, and this included our strap system: In that testing, we were also making sure our GUNNER Tie-Down Strap Kit passed muster. In our initial crash testing (before the kennel debuted), the original strap accessory actually broke — so Addison went back to the drawing board to make sure we provide straps that can secure your best friend's home away from home.

The straps we offer on our website today, which debuted with the G1™ as a complementary accessory, have been tested and proven in all of our crash test scenarios. But they’ve also been proven in real-life scenarios and save stories too.

Yes, they are pricier than some you might find shopping around online – but that’s due to the quality construction of these straps, which is unsurpassed by any on the market:

  • MFG Rated 2,900lb Load Capacity Cam Buckle
  • MFG Rated 5,100lb Break Strength Nylon Webbing
  • Overbuilt custom cam buckle with dual spring mechanism
  • 380 Degree Fahrenheit Melting Point

We always recommends anchoring the kennel to your vehicle through our stainless-steel tie-down pins* — for both your safety, and your dog’s. Why?

If you don’t and you are in an accident, you may find 38 lb. of Gunner (the Medium) containing 50 lb. of dog flying around inside your cabin. Or tossed onto the highway. And while the GUNNER kennel proven to protect against even the most unlikely scenarios, this is not the scenario you want.⁠

To see a visual of how we recommend anchoring the straps to your vehicle, go here.

crash tested tie down straps
The GUNNER G1™ Intermediate at a simulated 30MPH crash. You can see that the tie-down points stay anchored to the kennel, the door stays closed, and the GUNNER Tie-Down Straps do NOT break.
Ruffland Crate Crash Test
Another brand’s single-wall rotomolded crate at a simulated 30MPH crash. You can see that the tie-down points break off the crate, one of the doors is ripped open, and the tie-down straps used break.

*GUNNER is the only crate with stainless-steel pins that are integrated into the rotomold of the kennel. This ensures that the tie-down points are not also ripped out of the kennel on impact.

z
small_tan
small_gunmetal
small_mossy_oak_greenleaf_tan
medium_tan
medium_gunmetal
medium_mossy_oak_greenleaf_tan
intermediate_tan
intermediate_gunmetal
intermediate_mossy_oak_greenleaf_tan
large_tan
large_gunmetal
large_mossy_oak_greenleaf_tan
large_mossy_oak_greenleaf_gunmetal
small_mossy_oak_greenleaf_gunmetal
medium_mossy_oak_greenleaf_gunmetal
intermediate_mossy_oak_greenleaf_gunmetal
small_du_green
medium_du_green
intermediate_du_green
large_du_green
G1™ KENNEL
Regular price
499
Sale price
499
5 Star Crash Tested. The original.
Double-Wall Rotomolded. 2x impact protection.
Lifetime Warranty. All kennels.
American Made. No corners cut. View More Details
Quantity must be 1 or more
Color:Gunmetal
-
+

z
blaze-orange
black
TIE-DOWN STRAP KIT
Regular price
89
Sale price
89

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.

View More Details
Quantity must be 1 or more
Strap Color:Blaze Orange
-
+

z
medium_black
intermediate_black
large_black
PERFORMANCE PAD
Starting from
Regular price
89
Sale price
89

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.

View More Details
Quantity must be 1 or more
Performance Pad Color:
-
+

z
black
GUNNER FAN KIT
Regular price
229
Sale price
229

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.

View More Details
Quantity must be 1 or more
Fan Color:Black
-
+

small_gunmetal
Regular price
499
Sale price
499
blaze-orange
Regular price
89
Sale price
89
intermediate_black
Regular price
99
Sale price
99
black
Regular price
229
Sale price
229
share this story
MORE LIKE THIS
The Importance of Conservation: Ducks Unlimited x GUNNER
We sat down with Mike Brasher, Ph.D., a Waterfowl Scientist at Ducks Unlimited, to learn more abo...
Ducks Unlimited x GUNNER: Partners in Conservation
Addison has been a DU member for as long as he can remember – even the first drawing of a GUNNER...
Joining the Cause: 1% Pledge Company
A look into our dedication to giving back to our community.

GET IN TOUCH

Our support team are on hand
Monday - Friday
8am - 6pm CDT

SMS
 Offline
CHAT
 Offline
EMAIL
 Offline
CALL
 Offline

THE PACK OPINION

ADDED. COMPLETE YOUR SETUP

FOOD CRATE NAME PLATE

Regular price
29
Sale price
29
I've reviewed and approve the design shown in the preview