Components of G1 Dog Kennel Crate
This section focuses on different components of the G1 dog kennel crate and their uses. Firstly, you can go through the default components which come along with Gunner G1. Similarly, you can see the add-on components or accessories of the Gunner dog kennel crate below that.
As we described earlier in this review, this feature is very useful and G1 is the only product having it. A drain plug is mainly useful during cleaning the crate. You can easily direct the water flow outside the crate by opening the drain plug or the drain cap.
Generally, the plastic dog crates have this problem for the pet parents regarding cleaning. Moreover, the metal dog crate series will not have such a problem. Because water neither accumulates in the wired dog crate nor the indestructible ones.
On the contrary, wooden dog crates are the worst when it comes to cleaning and washing. The user has to make sure that the liquid does not accumulate in the wooden end table dog crate.
Likewise, the plastic dog crates dog not have provision for the liquid flow that allows cleaning. Many pet parents disassemble the plastic dog crate in order to clean it thoroughly. It can be a time-consuming task to do.
However, for that reason, the Gunner wins the game with its drain plug. It makes the cleaning easy without even disassembling the crate at all.
The makers of the G1 dog kennel crate proudly advertises the strong and long-lasting material of the top handles as Kayak grade. Just like AmazonBasics crates that we reviewed earlier, there is a pair of two handles on the top of the crate which will be useful for handling the kennel.
One handle is near the front door end fitted transverse to the crate front and another at the rear. Both the handles are bolted firmly by the long-lasting metal fasteners.
Plastic with Piano Hinge
The apparent dog kennel crate has a door made up of plastic which seems to be of a different grade than the crate. However, the door has several webs which increase the strength of the door. The web is a term which manufacturers and designers are well aware of.
It is easy to fix the door with the sidewall of the dog kennel crate with the screws. Although there are several holes in which you will have to screw to attach the door.
There is a strong piano hinge joint which attaches the door and the crate together. Piano hinges have a continuous running pivoting line throughout the length of the hinge. Generally, it is useful for attaching the heavy components in order to provide swiveling motion.
Therefore, the door of the Gunner dog kennel crate is secure with the strong piano hinges.
Additionally, there is no chance for the dog to break out of the kennel due to the three-way locks. This makes the G1 dog kennel crate an escape-proof dog crate. Go through the nest section to understand the locking mechanism.
The current dog kennel crate features the paddle door latch with a key lock. It means if you lock the paddle latch with the key then it will require the key to open it back. Nobody can open the lock without the key, not if they are professional lock pickers! (pun intended)
Along with that, the front door a pair of two latches i.e. one at the top and another at the bottom. These latches are the backup locks which will keep the door closed in case of the paddle lock fails for any reason. The latch handles are small yet there is a pair of reliable latches behind the door.
A strong pair of legs is very important to firmly have the crate to maintain its stance. The Gunner dog kennel crate similarly has four strong rubber legs keeping the crate firm.
These rubber legs have a firm grip which restricts the crate from slipping. The grip works even better when the dog is inside. The crate can easily maintain its position while on a car ride or on airline transport. Although the G1 is an airline approved dog crate you shall verify it with the airline transport company before planning an airline transport.
Rear wheels come with the large G1 Gunner dog kennel crate. It will allow you to move the kennel easily while the dog is inside. Moreover, it becomes difficult to handle the kennel even when it is vacant.
Furthermore, some people who might have some injuries or recent surgeries can face difficulties while handling the dog crate even when it is vacant. Then the pair of two rear wheels makes the handling effortless.
Add-ons are the optional purchases which you can make while buying the Gunner G1. You can also make these purchases separately too. Moreover, all these products will make your experience of using the crate even better.
On the contrary of a better experience, you shall select any of these items depending upon the need. There are total five add-ons amongst which we suggest the first three products to be very useful. Furthermore, the chew prevention kit becomes important only if your champ has a mouthing habit.
Also, the locking kit is essential during the travel where you have to leave the dog inside the crate for a while. In addition to that, it will be useful if you have to keep the crate on your pick up for a while. It will prevent the crate from getting stolen even when your dog is with you.
Gunner Dog Crate Bed
The dog crate bed built of 2” memory foam is the most comfortable component of the G1. The factory made orthopedic bed will fit in the kennel well which you will hardly find from any other brand.
Resistance pad is the supplement of orthopedic bed. It has a firm grip which keeps the bed in its place. In addition to that, it helps maintain a grip inside the crate without a bed. The resistance pad is like a rubber grip for the floor that helps the dog maintain firm stability inside.
It is very helpful during a car ride. Moreover, the car rides include several accelerations, deceleration, potholes, speed breaker, tight turns, etc.
and the resistance pad will be useful in those situations.
All Weather Kit
The weather kit is a set of waterproof fabric which covers the ventilation holes of the crate. It is very useful not only during rains, or winter but also during the scorching heat of summers or the dusty environment.
It will limit the light exposure intruding the crate which is desirable for anxious pooches. The suffering from separation anxiety can calm down in the dark cozy den i.e. G1.