I have only had my Gunner about a week and used it for the first time yesterday when taking my dog to a Scent Work class. This crate is amazing. I've never been so excited by a crate. The sense that my dog is so secure and safe is overwhelming. My dog was happy and comfortable in her crate. I showed it to my instructor who was impressed as well by the crate. The craftsmanship and attention to details is like nothing I've seen in a dog crate. It is well worth the $$.
I started to get a lot of anxiety driving with my fur baby and thinking about what would happen to her if we got into a car accident. She had seatbelt but knowing she can still get really injured with it, I knew I needed a safer solution. Imagine finding out that your dog didn’t survive the crash... what would you pay in that moment to have your best friend back? That’s what you have to think about when you make this purchase. It’s a hefty price tag but a worthwhile investment because I feel so much more at ease knowing that in the worst case scenario, she is as protected as she can be while travelling in a car. I live in Canada so with the exchange rate and shipping/duties/customs fees, it ended up being even pricier but I would purchase it again in a heartbeat.
The only problem I had was that the door would not latch. I called Gunner, and they said they will send a replacement striker plate in case the old one has an opening that is slightly too small. In the meantime, I loosened the screws on the striker plate and was able to adjust it enough to allow the door to latch properly. It was a little disappointing to have this happen with a kennel that costs this much, but it is a minor issue, and overall the kennel appears to be of excellent quality.
I received two kennels yesterday and was very impressed with the quality of the product.
Good. I am using it for my back seat. The only thing that would be great is if there was a groove for the straps on the bottom of the crate. AND if there were the metal rods at the bottom too. Otherwise, it feels VERY secure. I feel much safer having him in the crate compared to the other one I was using.