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Old 10-14-2016, 07:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Apparently the doors (there's 2) on Willow's crate are not that sturdy. She escaped at 4:30am today!! Any ideas on what to use to keep the doors "locked" when she's in it? I am going to use zip ties for today, but that could get expensive if I have to use them every day! I need a more permanent solution.

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Old 10-14-2016, 09:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My friend has a scotty that opens his, when I watch him for her I put a clip on the top and bottom, like one you hold a bunch of keys on not sure what you call them, or just like the clip on a leash end, but you have to clip both the top and the bottom
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Im assuming you have a wire crate? I prefer the hard plastic ones. In my experience, the dogs prefer it as its more den like and they are not easily "escapable". If you are keeping the crate, the suggestion of a carbeener (or the thing that holds keys) makes sense!
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I agree if you have an escape artist, you may want to look into an airline crate.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Use his leash latch,economic
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Im assuming you have a wire crate? I prefer the hard plastic ones. In my experience, the dogs prefer it as its more den like and they are not easily "escapable". If you are keeping the crate, the suggestion of a carbeener (or the thing that holds keys) makes sense!
Yes it's wire. Yes I may try the carabeener idea or the leash latch thing idea! It was also suggested by a family member to use small combination locks (like the size you use on luggage).
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Nothing to complicated to open,you know,in case of emergency
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I have an escape artist also, 3 top things that have kept them from escaping were zip ties, bungee cords and carabiner clips.
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Emmett has escaped twice. I latch carabiners on the bottom of the latch so it can't slide.
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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We use zip ties at our wal mart here In utah they are 2.50 for a 100 pack. Our male boxer had severe seperation anxiety after we moved houses and knew how to unlock his kennel and would get out tearing stuff up because he was a mess that we weren't home.
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