Heavy Duty Dog Crate – Gelinzon Review
Hey Folks, I’ve recently been contacted with a few questions from readers asking for help with their dogs that are continuously destroying things in their home…
Dogs that seem to outdo most dog crates…escape artists, and dogs that well, just keep chewing, pushing, and basically tearing apart their crates and cages.
And, since I’ve YES, been right there in their shoes at one time or another, I can remember how very frustrating it is…
Our dog Jade, thank God, has grown out of this bad behavior and not longer needs to be in a crate…same as her dad Argon. But, I figured I’d take a look at dog crates and see if there are any new kinds that are recommended by others that have dogs similar to ours.
After spending hours of looking through dog crates and reviews of other dog owners on what they thought I finally decided on a few to share with you…and for now, here’s the first one….
Gelinzon Heavy Duty Crate 42-inch
Product: Gelinzon Heavy Duty Strong Metal Dog Cage Pet Kennel Crate Playpen with Wheels
Price: Click Here to Check Price (& learn more at Amazon)
Size: 42 inches L x 30 inches W x 37 inches H
Weight: 73.4 pounds
*Note: there are two sizes of these crates available including this one. The other size available is the 38″ crate, for smaller dogs, which measures 38 inches L x 26 inches W x 32 inches H
My Rating: 4.0 out of 5
What Makes The Gelinzon Heavy Duty Crate for Dogs Special?
Now, again, to be honest, I haven’t tried this crate yet…since at the moment, it’d be kinda silly to buy one if I don’t need one anymore for the dogs we have…yeah, they’ve grown out of their silly antics as most dogs do over time. But, some dogs don’t or just have issues for one reason or another…just like people we all have our problems, even dogs got their issues…although they’re not to blame…that’s pretty much on us, or someone they have to put up with regularly.
Okay, now…back to what we came here for, right?
The Gelizon Dog Kennel
- Heavy duty steel wire cage
- Metal square tube frame
- Double stainless latches on both doors, top and entry door
- Foldable for easy storage
- 3-year Warranty
- High-grade hammertone finish
- Rust & chew resistant
- Non-toxic, environmentally friendly paint
- Four wheels for easier moving, 2 with locking brakes
- Steel tray underneath for easy cleanup
- Floor is above the steel cleanup tray
- Easy to assemble
This dog crate looks pretty darn sturdy in my opinion, since the bars aren’t the usual thin looking round wire like most cages I’ve seen.
These are made of flat, not round, bars.
And, they look much wider than any bars on the crates I’ve ever owned…so, I’m thinking they’d be much stronger than the norm…
Cuz, yeah, those thin looking, round wires on most cages, they didn’t stand a chance against our 80 pounds or so, Jade. She bent them like they were teeny twist ties…
Another thing I really like about this dog crate is that it also has a door on the top…
I don’t know how many times we’d get her in the crate, and have it all locked up only to realize afterwards we forgot to put her water, food, or favorite Kong toy in with her.
And, you know how it is once you open up that cage door again…
Yeah, they think it’s time to get out, haha! So, the whole process again…which really sucks if you forget something else, LOL!
Your poor dog is thinking WTH? Do I stay in here or not?
So, the door on the top of the cage is an awesome idea in my opinion!
I also love the fact that it’s on wheels, makes moving this heavy crate possible! This crate is heavy at 73.4 pounds, so yeah, I’d rather not have to try to drag, push, and heave at it to get it to move every time I need to vacuum around it…
Cuz, yeah, dog hair does get around the edges of the kennel, and out on the floor, right?
Now, the bottom of the crate is much different than most I’ve seen too…I kinda like the looks of it!
Since I remember back when we did have to put our naughty dogs in a crate, we’d come home to a mess of water and kibble spilled all over the crate…
Not to mention a wet and smelly dog!
Just what we wanted to deal with when we get home, right? NO, of course not!
Plus, these darn trays in all the crates we’ve had before, never stayed under the crate…
Since the dog was actually standing on it and could move it a bit…well, somehow the trays always slid out partway at least…not sure how they managed it, but with our OTHER dog crates, that’s what happened, and we’d come home to not only a wet and smelly dog, but also a wet and smelly carpet…
YAY! Now, we not only have a wet, smelly dog to deal with, but a wet smelly carpet to scrub!
Since the tray was constantly being scratched, shoved, and chewed on every chance our dogs could, eventually guess what happened?
You guessed it…they chipped up and eventually BROKE into pieces! Not a good thing at all, since once they broke, they broke into sharp jagged pieces…NOT something you want your dog being alone with…
Now, I know, maybe those bars on the bottom might be a worry too for some…maybe it doesn’t look comfortable or you’re worried about the dog’s paws getting stuck…of these issues I haven’t heard anyone mentioning them happening, but do check it over yourself and compare the spaces between the bars and your dogs feet.
If you think your dog’s paws just might somehow get wedged in there, and it’s a heavy chewer, possibly a heavy duty rubber livestock mat placed over the grates? Or, if it’s not the type of dog that destroys it’s own bed…maybe add a dog bed in there, or a thick blanket to reduce the risk and make it comfy for your dog.
However, I definitely do NOT recommend adding a dog bed or anything fluffy with a dog that will just tear it all up and possibly eat it…
- 3-year Warranty
- Heavy duty stainless steel
- Wide, Flat Bars
- Top door – provides easy access to dog, add food, toys etc. without letting the dog out!
- Side entry door which includes a smaller door for food, toys, etc.
- Floor is designed to keep dog clean and dry. Bar/grate-type floor design which enables water and small bits to fall through to tray underneath, much like the small animal cages for rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, etc.
- Removeable tray for cleaning, located underneath the actual crate
- It’s on Wheels! Making it easier to move when needed, and 2 of them are lockable – prevents it moving when you don’t want it to.
- According to other’s that have bought this crate, the seller is responsive to questions, returns, and any issues brought to their attention
- The door latches may not be all that sturdy for a cage supposed to hold escape artists
- Not as rust proof as it says*
- Missing parts*
- A bit pricey for some
My Thoughts on Gelinzon Heavy Duty Crate 42-inch Dog Crate
I definitely would recommend giving this one a try…it’s got a 3-year warranty after all. Plus, although it’s a bit pricey, it might just be worth it in the long run…especially if your dog is a master at destroying things…
Like ours used to be…yeah, they destroyed a LOT of things…shoes, carpets, toys, furniture, and even their crates!
So, if these crates were available at the time we needed them..
Yeah, I’d buy one and at least give it a try!
It would have been much better than having everything in the house at risk to being chewed up, the occasional veterinary bill (allergies to chewing things they shouldn’t be chewing on, but that’s another story!)… and, much better than buying crates that I knew wouldn’t hold up for very long.
Those crates weren’t exactly cheap either, and by the time all was said and done…
We ended up paying more than what it would’ve cost to buy a heavy duty dog crate like the Gelinzon.
Have you tried this dog crate out with your dog? I’d love to hear what you think about it…please let me know, any questions or concerns, just add them in the comment box below and I’ll be happy to answer as best I can as soon as humanely possible.
Thanks for reading, my fellow dog parents! Yeah, I know it’s a long one, as usual, lol…
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