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Thinking about taking your dog along on this year's holiday vacation? Well, you’re not alone. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that over a million pets travel with their owner’s for the holidays. So, it’s important to see to the safety of your dog if you intend to bring him along for holiday trips.
Josh Moore had his cruise control set to 58 mph when he smashed into a cow in the dead of night. The GMC Denali was totaled, but he and his lab Chazz came out okay, thanks to Gunner Kennels. Here’s how it all went down.
My wife (Becky) and I were in Bishop, a town in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains – an area we try to visit several times a year. We were traveling with our one-year-old birdog Diesel, a Bracco Italiano who’s home on the road has been a G1™ Large dog crate since he was a pup. We usually come for the hunting, hiking, and fly fishing, but this time around we were in town to attend a California Waterfowl Association dinner. The afternoon of the fundraiser the three of us took off on a scouting trout to Owens River and ended up getting our Dodge RAM 2500 stuck in the snow. The situation lead to one of the scariest moments I’ve had.
I was on a way to a hunt in Kentucky when a drunk driver crossed lanes and hit me as I was cresting a hill. My truck was totaled, and Gunner Kennels saved my dog's life. Here's the story. By Ashley Guthrie.
The Gunner Kennel G1 Intermediate was one of four, and the only dog crate, out of 29 pet travel products not to fail when crash tested.
My four-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer and I were on our way to a pheasant hunt on a Saturday – headed out to chase the few birds left in Illinois with a couple buddies for an annual January hunt – when I lost control of the vehicle due to bad road conditions and flipped it. My truck was totaled, but Gunner Kennels saved my dog's life. Here's the story. By Dillon Law.
The current state of our everyday life – social distancing thanks to Coronavirus – means no gym time either. Here are some simple tips to start running with your dog as an alternative, and advice from three dog owners who offer their own experience in starting out.
This past winter, Charlie was guiding in Oklahoma when he loaded Hook in the car for a quick scouting trip. He was making the turn off of the highway when something in the rearview mirror caught his eye. A semi-truck was barreling down the road towards him and Hook. The semi smashed into the back of his Toyota Tacoma–right into the truck bed where his 10-month-old dog Hook, a Springer spaniel, was traveling in a G1™ Intermediate crate. Here's the story, in his own words.
We hear the challenge all the time: “my dog can escape that.” Our response to that always is, “we’ll buy the kennel back from you if he can – and that includes escaping by chewing his way through.” Up until this date we haven’t had to do that. But for owners with extreme chewers, we've designed a new kennel accessory that will help give you better peace of mind.
Tips for dogs and fireworks around the Fourth of July, plus some safety advice for BBQ grilling and dogs this summer.
It's that season when you're hitting the road every weekend, dog in tow. Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels gives our readers the lowdown on how to prepare when traveling with your dog – whether that it's a vehicle, an RV or a sweet setup like his EarthRoamer.
We're proud to reveal that the G1™ Intermediate with Strength-Rated Tie-Down Straps has earned a 5 Star Crash Test Rating from the Center For Pet Safety and its certification program – meaning that our kennel received the industry's first (and currently, only) 5 Star Crash Test Rating for a pet travel crate.
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James never saw it coming. Dusk had just settled and the TCU junior was headed back to Ft. Worth with Gus as his co-pilot, his four-year-old black lab and hunting buddy. He was traveling on one of Texas’ two-lane county roads – the kind where the speed limit is higher than some states’ 4-lane highways – pushing 75 mph when he rounded a curve to find himself playing chicken with a Dodge Dually and a 25-foot horse trailer.
[VIDEO] In college Addison Edmonds got a puppy. His life was changed through that dog. Gunner – a British chocolate lab that lives to duck hunt – was the inspiration behind Gunner Kennels, a manufacturer of American Made dog products that Edmonds founded in 2015. This is a story about the bond between a man and his sport dog, how it became the catalyst for a family of 6, and why you'll never hear Addison say Gunner is "just a dog."
We started this company to protect your pet, and it continues to be at the heartbeat of everything we do. That’s why the G1™ Fan Kit has been a priority – and in the making for more than a year. Your dog works hard for you – this fan works hard for your dog.
Meet Goose, our seven-year-old Goldendoodle. Most of you know Gunner (the face of the company) but Goose is his older ‘sister’ who managed to stay under the radar — and although her name is not always in the limelight, she too is a HUGE part of our family’s story.
The spread of COVID-19 has presented unprecedented times. The silver lining? You might be spending a lot more at-home time with your dog. Here's what we know about coronavirus and pets.
I was driving our Mercedes Sprinter van one night with my five young kids, my wife, and my dog. A loose tire-axle-hub assembly hit us head-on in the dead of night. I'm a state trooper, but nothing could've prepared me for this. Here's what happened.
The Center for Pet Safety, the 501(c)(3) research and consumer advocacy organization dedicated to consumer and companion animal safety, today awarded Gunner Kennels G1™ Medium (with Strength-Rated Anchor Straps) a 5 Star Crash Test Rating for their pet travel crate.
It’s time to get outside and enjoy a hunt with your dog by your side. You know who it may not feel as great for? Your older hunting buddy. Let Bob Owens of Lone Duck Outfitters introduce you to his dog, Buck, and why he specifically enjoys his Orthopedic Dog Bed from Gunner so much.
Some of the most recognizable beaks around the country are the live animal mascots and representatives of college football. As the face of the university, their wellbeing is a top priority for their handlers (and their fans)... which is why some have turned to Gunner Kennels for protection. Auburn University’s War Eagle VII (Nova) and Spirit are two of the most recent – keep reading to learn more about the eagles and why they travel in a G1™.
Late one afternoon Spencer and Candace loaded up their 1-year-old yellow lab, Tuck, and their 4-year-old Yorkipoo, Si, in their friend’s Toyota Tundra to head back home. They were first going to drop off the truck and a Polaris Ranger, and were traveling about 60 MPH on a four-lane highway towards Northport when disaster struck.
Yet another Gunner Kennels customer tells us that our dog crate saved his best friend's life. Keep reading to learn how.
[VIDEO] The G1 Small – with Gunner Kennels strength-rated tie-down straps – earned a 5 Star Crash Test Rating from Center for Pet Safety in the Pet Carrier category. The Small is the first, and only, product to be award a dual certification in both the crate and carrier categories. Test dog size: 30 lb.
I was driving in Ohio on a state route with my lab, Bear, who was riding in the back of my Toyota Tundra in a Gunner G1™ Intermediate dog crate. We were on one of those country roads that wound pretty heavily and I was going into one of the curves in pouring down rain when I smashed into a kid driving a Chrysler head on, going about 55 mph.
I was sitting at a red light, anticipating it to change to green, when an out-of-control vehicle driven by a man high on drugs rear-ended me. My German Shepherd was riding at the point of impact in her Gunner. Here's what happened.
The Holidays are here. Good food and festive decorations are the norm. However, as dog owners, we must be vigilant to keep our four-legged friends safe. There are some types of decorative plants that are toxic to dogs. In some cases, only mild discomfort will result, in other cases, the toxicity can lead to more severe health problems, and even death. So before you bring holiday plants into your home this season, take a few minutes to review which types of foliage can be harmful for your pet.
Having a dog with phobias and anxieties can lead to traumatizing scenarios, a lot of hand wringing and a heavy dent in your bank account looking for a solution (or replacing damaged items...). We know you're here looking for a tips on how to relieve your pup's pain. Because every dog's specific situation is different, we feel we can't offer a blanket list of solutions in one post, but what we can do is offer our own personal tips on what YOU can control when the crazy anxiety hits your dog.
[VIDEO] Your dog’s safety is our number one concern, so we administered some crazy stress tests to show you just how much the G1™ dog crate can withstand. We tossed Gunner off a cliff, dropped a 630 pound sled on it, simulated a frontal crash at 30 mph, shot it with a shotgun and applied 4,000 pounds of pressure to the crate.
Robb Moore's wife was on a two lane highway, traveling at the 55mph speed limit, when a car ran a stop sign, going about the same speed, and very nearly T-boned her in the driver’s side, impacting the forward left side, knocking her off the road, up an embankment, and flipped her upside down. Here's what happened next.
In observance of National Pet Preparedness Month, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) is sharing tips and products from its members, including Gunner Kennels, on to help pet owners be ready and keep their pets safe in the event of an emergency. According to a study from Fritz Institute, 44 percent of non-evacuees during Hurricane Katrina did not want to evacuate due solely to their pets. Because pets are part of our family, preparedness is key.
[VIDEO] Founder Addison Edmonds and Gunner, here to answer your burning questions regarding sizing of our crates!
Imagine this scenario: you've been working all day in the heat. Whatever you're laboring over is being conducted on hard, concrete-like ground. By end of day your body feels like it's taken a beating and every joint is aching. And you're hot. Really freakin' hot.
From the beginning, we set out with one mission in mind: to protect as many pets as possible by building the toughest, safest travel crate on the market. Some of our customers have had to put our kennels to the test – and discovered that Gunner Kennels G1™ crash-tested crate is everything we promise it to be. Here's one story.