If you have a large dog or even a small dog that loves to escape when you are not around, you need to look into an escape proof dog crate to make sure you can keep your dog locked up when you are not around the house.
Regular dog crates are perfect for dogs that just need a place to sleep and for training but are not good for those who have nothing better to do than escape at a moments notice.
Heavy duty escape proof crates are going to be a bit more expensive yes, but does that make up for the furniture that might be chewed up in the middle of the night while you are asleep? My guess is not!
The ProSelect Empire Dog Crate
To me, this is the best value escape proof dog crate that money can buy. You can read our review of his here.
Not only is it a tough crate, but it has the looks and reviews to go with it. There are over 50 reviews and received a rating of over 4 stars which is excellent.
The construction of this escape proof crate is made up of 20 gauge steel and has half inch tubes that surround it. If you are looking to keep your dog very secure, this is exactly what you are looking for.
Also included with this crate are four inch wheels that have lockable castors. This allows you to move the crate around your house or garage without much effort and you can always remove these wheels if yo do not want to use them.
This comes with a floor grate as most cages do to allow for easy access to clean.
If you have a large, or a huge dog, then this cage comes in two different sizes which can be seen from the Amazon page by clicking the link at the top of this page.
One of my favorite aspects is that you can pick from three different colors which are black, blue and pink.
From all the customer reviews, it seems that this cage is exactly as described, escape proof. Not a single customer has let their dog get out of this crate unattended. Think of all the furniture and goods around the house that will be safe from your teething dog. Which is the exact reason why you should consider buying it.
What Is Not To Like?
This is a very heavy duty dog crate so it is going to be heavy. This makes it a bit hard to lift around your house. For this reason it comes with removable wheels. This allows you to move it along the floor very easily but if you need to take the grate up some stairs to another floor, this is where it is difficult because of the heavy duty construction.
If you have a large dog that is extremely aggressive, a few reviews have said that there dog was able to damage this crate. They must really have a monster on their hands that did not receive the proper training if this is happening. Keep this in mind but if your pet is not aggressive, this will be the best solution to your escaping problem. The best solution for a dog that is not trained or is having some issues is to get a muzzle (this is what a few reviewers of this crate have recommended) so that they do not have the chance to damage the crate. Remember that you should not leave a pet muzzled because they will need to drink water and eat food.
Other customers have which helps to calm dogs down.
At face value, this is a great crate that is both strong and sturdy as well as escape proof. The bars and wires used to make this crate can protect against powerful dogs and keep them at bay. Customers are very happy with this solution and you will be too.
Dog Anxiety Controlled!
Many dogs out there have anxiety problems and some of them have turned to the Thundershirt which I mentioned above. If you have never seen one of these, it is a snug fitting shirt that helps you calm your dog down. I have seen some people use these and can tell you that they seem to work well.
These shirts help with dog anxiety that are triggered when certain things happen. The manufacturer says that it is a great solution if your dog is scared of fireworks, thunder, or has a problem barking when traveling.
There are over 220 custom reviews on this shirt and the Amazon rating is 4 stars. Many of them were very happy and have recommended the ThunderShirt because it has helped calm down their pets.
The manufacturers of this Thundershirt have said that there is about an 85% success rate at helping calm down your dog. This is going to be different for every dog but since these are not pricey, I would suggest that you go ahead and try it out on your dog (I would love to see if it worked for you!).