We have a cabin in MT that is only accessible via snowmobile in the winter. The G1 is the perfect kennel to strap on the back of a snowmobile and to venture into the wilderness without worrying about my pup's safety! That thing is solid, and the tie down straps work perfectly.
The Gunner G1 is the hands down best non training item related to my dog I have ever bought. All my dogs ride in GK. There isn’t another option.
My wife was really not happy with the price of a Gunner, but my pup is going to be a champion, so I bought him one. He loves it. I love that he's safe. We've actually had several dogs in my area escape from cars during/after accidents. The dogs were traumatized and spent months running wild before they could be trapped and reunited with their people. Anyway, my wife didn't like the Gunner because it blocks the back window of her SUV. I bought her a new car and took over her SUV. Now my dog and I are ready for all kinds of adventures. We'll have to travel to bird hunt so I'm glad to have the Gunner. Everybody is happy!
First off let me say the customer service at Gunner.com was excellent in every way. Phone calls and emails were promptly returned with answers to questions, which was greatly appreciated. We decided to choose a Gunner brand kennel to replace the light-weight plastic carrier, like those found in most pet supply stores, that we had been using for years. We needed a more sturdy rugged kennel as safety for our dog while traveling inside our vehicle, was a concern. When I came across Gunner brand kennels on the internet, and began learning about them, it is safe to say that I doubt very much that there is a better quality kennel manufactured than those available at Gunner.com. Sizing of the kennel to suit our Golden (61 lbs.) was of course a factor in which size kennel to choose. Based on recommendations on the Gunner website and input from the customer service department we chose the G1 Intermediate, and very glad now that we did. At first the intermediate seemed like it would be too cramped for a dog this size, but it isn't. Once we received it and tried it out, we know now that we made the right choice, as we have had it in use for three weeks, including an 1100 mile road trip. The vehicle we use is a 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew (4-door). The G1 Intermediate fits behind the driver's seat (rear seats fold up in this vehicle) even with the driver's seat positioned as far back as it can go. To get the kennel in thru the rear door on the driver's side it works easiest if the driver's seat is moved forward some as the kennel just fits thru the door opening and having the seat moved forward allows some room to maneuver the kennel into position, but it does fit nicely inside. In summary, Gunner kennels do cost more than the other brands, but it is money well spent, and buys a good size peace of mind as well!
Just received an G1 intermediate for my American Labrador. After all the memories and money into my dog, the last place I would want to cheap out on is the safety of travel. Solid, well constructed crate. Additionally I feel the orthopedic pad and the all weather kit will only benefit my dogs Comfort/ safety while riding in the bed of the truck on the long hauls. I recommend a Gunner before owning one and I now I will really recommend it.