Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 61
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dale Excellent kennel
I bought and installed this today. I did have a friend help me stretch the fence. I thought I would come up short but I didn't. This is the perfect kennel for my 10 pound Chihuahua because it gives her so much room. I would highly recommend this. I'm going to buy a sturdy tarp for the top because I don't want no Coyotes jumping over the fence. This is a great product that came with everything. Thanks Home Depot of San Diego.
March 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Glenn One Person can do it
I purchased this to contain my German Shorthair Pointer puppy. He was digging holes all around my house since I am gone for long periods of time. So rather than having a lunar landscape, I purchased this.
My initial impression upon opening it was it looked like I was going to assemble a tent.
I took my time and every person on here so far has said it is a multiple person job, well I did it by MYSELF in 3 hours. Had a 7.2v power drill that took care of all the screws, none were hard.
The hardest thing is using the provided the wire ties. Someone suggested buying ones from Home Depot as extra, I did this when I bought it and if I did it again I would buy more aluminum 11ga wire ties. The aluminum ties are slightly longer and can be bent by hand, the provided ties take some muscle.
You will also need a 1/2" wrench/ratchet for the gate latch.
Make sure to pull tight the fence like in the video on Home Depot. When I got to the end I had 4 parts of the fence left which is not a whole lot.
Reviewer is very mechanically proficient, 28 year old male, in good physical shape so your results may differ.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AskYourDadAboutThis Makes a Great Garden Enclosure
I fastened this kennel on raised pressure treated 6x6's in my garden. I have had a problem with deer and other animals eating my plants. I put chicken wire around the perimeter at the bottom to keep out small animals and even put some plastic mesh strung on nylon cords over the top to keep out climbing critters and crows and further discourage the deer from hopping in. So far, so good...
June 19, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by StumpyGreg Good quality, fatal flaw
This product comes in a large box as a pile of parts, which is fine. The manual is reasonably well written and illustrated. But, it is clear that they never tested their instructions with a non expert test subject. I am a rancher and engineer and have no shortage of tools and experience with fencing and construction including chain link fencing. The wire pieces provided to fasten the chain link to the kennel, and there is a lot of fastening required, are too short and far to stiff to be used by a normal person. After several attempts I threw them away and pulled out a reel of smaller diameter hot wire and used that. Baling wire would have also worked fine. So, unless you are prepared to substitute wire, do not buy this. Once assembled, the kennel appears to be functional and solid but as is usual, time will tell.
April 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lakeyn Makes a nice chicken run!
The assembly was straightforward. We had it together in less than an hour start to finish. I'm using it for my chicken run so the dogs don't get them. I also bought the Petsafe stake down kit & so far the dogs haven't gotten in. I looked at a bunch of chicken houses & dog kennels & this is the best size & durability for the price. In comparison many other kennels were flimsy for more $. This seems durable and the chain link is decent quality tho keep in mind we don't have snow here so I can't say how it would be in that situation.
February 12, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Snowponie Does the job, but kind of a pain to set up
I rated this low due to the hassle it was to set up. I was able to do it on my own in a couple hours, but the majority of the time was spent un-tangling the flimsy cyclone fencing. A second pair of hands may have helped a bit, but it would have still been quite frustrating. The little metal "clips" are a huge pain and I opted to use wire to do the same job after installing a few of the clips. I think wire does a better job, and it's much easier. The quality is pretty good, despite the flimsy cyclone. The price is reasonable enough that i'd still recommend the product. Mine is being used as a chicken run, and it's doing the job.
April 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Celtic If you are looking for a stand-alone kennel, maybe you should keep looking
The frame of the kennel went together easily, but the fencing fabric was about 18" too short, even after much stretching and manipulation. We had to reconfigure our dog run setup to make it work, but it will do a good job, even though it does look funny.
July 1, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Deuce Could use some updates
This kit is pretty simple to put together, but it would be much easier with some additions of some other ways to install it. First this is not really a one person job, secondly it takes longer to install than stated. My recommendation would be to use some type of steel bar to weave through the chain link and use a come along to stretch it. ( This is what I did. There is no way that one person can stretch this, hold it and apply the wires that are supplied to a fix the chain link and make it tight. The product is OK, but the installation is made way too hard. Also could use about a dozen more wire ties
February 3, 2015