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PetSafe Do It Yourself Dog Kennel

Item # HN-FMR001

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Fencemaster, PetSafe
Dimensions
7.5L x 7.5W x 6H feet, 13L X 7.5W x 6H feet, 7.5L x 7.5W x 4H feet
Dog Size
Extra Large, Medium, Small
International Shipping
Canada
Kennel Type
Basic Kennels
Material
Metal, Steel
Style
Kennels

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  • Several size options to best fit your dog
  • 12.5-gauge chain link construction is highly durable
  • Weather-proof, rust-resistant galvanized steel
  • 1 door is easy for you to open, hard for the pooch
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PetSafe Do It Yourself Dog Kennel
 
3.8

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Secure (34)
  • Easy assembly (33)
  • Effective (32)
  • Safe (32)
  • Easy to transport (20)

Cons

  • Flimsy (13)
  • Difficult setup (11)
  • Difficult to transport (5)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Large dogs (31)
  • Small dogs (23)
  • Home safety (10)
  • Training (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (41), New pet owner (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Finally something strong enough!

I have two large boxer dogs. My male dog is a beast! We used to lock them in the bathroom when we left the house (he would dig under the fence and get...Read complete review

I have two large boxer dogs. My male dog is a beast! We used to lock them in the bathroom when we left the house (he would dig under the fence and get out when we left him outside) while in the bathroom for 39 minutes, he chewed his way out through the bathroom door. Yup, a hole in the door about 2 feet wide and 2 feet high. He also dug through my bathroom floor and tried eating his way out through the wall. Finally I got tired of him getting out and tearing apart my house and was tempted to give him away. So I bought this kennel with doubts. But my boyfriend and brother put it together in about 3 hours. We used a little extra wire just in case and dug a trench about 3 inches deep and 4 inches wide and set the cage in it. We also took a few links from the roll of chain link it came with off, just to make the fence stronger around the cage. This is the FIRST thing to hold my demon dog in. If it is "Mac Proof" (my demon dog) it is strong enough for any dog.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Reasonable Construction for the Cost

Unlike more costly kennels, which use individual wall panels, this unit utilizes a single 'sheet' of fence fabric to wrap around all sides. Assembly by one person is somewhat challenging, but is...Read complete review

Unlike more costly kennels, which use individual wall panels, this unit utilizes a single 'sheet' of fence fabric to wrap around all sides. Assembly by one person is somewhat challenging, but is certainly possible.

The tubular frame seems sturdy enough with the top and bottom rails being each composed of four sections swaged to slide together to form each part (a square with rounded corners). The vertical posts clamp to the top and bottom rails. Since the top and bottom sections do have rounded corners, it is necessary to measure in order to fit the corner posts accurately. We also used a level to plumb the verticles.

The gate is fairly narrow - which is generally not a problem, but if one wishes to put a hard-sided crate (or perhaps a doghouse) inside the kennel, plan ahead.

The fence fabric is tied to the various rails via standard chain-link fence aluminum ties. The instructions suggest putting a tie every 3 diamonds at the top and every 5 at the bottom. We put them every 3 diamonds top and bottom - plenty were supplied.

After assembly, the kennel seemed fairly substantial...until our then 6-month old female German Shepherd Dog had a go at it. She first attacked the gate and bent the fence fabric at the bottom, though did not escape. After repairing this area (see below), we left her there again. This time she managed to push up (and significantly bend) the fence fabric at one bottom edge sufficiently to enable her to escape (fortunately, the secondary containment system kept her from REALLY escaping).

Our repair and future (hopefully permanent) fix is that we wove a galvanized wire through the 2nd row of diamonds from the bottom and secured it on each vertical post. We then looped the same type wire around the bottom rail and through every bottom diamond, thus "tying down" the fence. We'll see.

So, recommended? Given sufficient information, one can secure the kennel as needed, so we do cautiously recommend it.

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4.0

Keeping Scamp Home for the Holidays

By Joy

from Harveys Lake,PA

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Assembly
  • Effective
  • Lightweight
  • Safe
  • Secure

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Safety
    • Large Dogs
    • Small Dogs

    Comments about PetSafe Do It Yourself Dog Kennel:

    It has been getting harder with each passing holiday to leave our beagle mix, Scamp, at the local dog kennel when we had to be away. This kennel was able to be adapted to bolted right off our deck, allowing our pet sitter to just open the side door to let the dog in and out. Before he had to be leashed inside and walked outside, then transferred to a tie-out. Since he is unfortunately afraid of everything, this was no easy feat. We kenneled him when we went away because we were afraid he would take off if he spooked and got away from a sitter trying to get him outside. This Christmas was his first holiday at home, and he did GREAT. This kennel has been a lifesaver.

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Saleh

    from Milwaukee, wi

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Assembly
    • Easy to Transport
    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Safe
    • Secure

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Dogs
      • Small Dogs
      • Training

      Comments about PetSafe Do It Yourself Dog Kennel:

      Very easy to assemble!

       
      5.0

      Quality kennel

      By Lance

      from WILMINGTON,OH

      About Me New Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Assembly
      • Easy to Transport
      • Effective
      • Lightweight
      • Safe
      • Secure

      Cons

      • Assembly Required

      Best Uses

      • Young Sheep

      Comments about PetSafe Do It Yourself Dog Kennel:

      This is a quality pen that we are using for two young sheep. Assembly took a couple of hours because we threaded an extra wire through all the bottom wires and around the tubing. It's light enough that we can even slide it over so they can eat more grass. We have used it for one week without any problems at all.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      First time working with chain link fence

      By Deborah

      from AVOCA,VA

      About Me New Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Assembly
      • Effective
      • Safe

      Cons

      • Should Come With Anchors

      Best Uses

      • Large Dogs

      Comments about PetSafe Do It Yourself Dog Kennel:

      I was able to assemble it without too much trouble. The summer heat was the worst to endure. I feel proud that I could do this and now my puppy will have a nice outside area.

       
      4.0

      good buy

      By Timothy

      from hillsville va

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

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            Comments about PetSafe Do It Yourself Dog Kennel:

            Easy to buy from

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            Q: "What gauge is the chain link?"
            A: The chain link is 12.5 gauge.
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