Getting Started

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How to Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Puppies are great fun but also a great responsibility. We'll help you navigate through everything–from the adoption process to providing the best products and veterinary care.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dogs

Find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about dogs, including questions about breeds, grooming, health and behavior and everything in between.

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Getting Started with Your Puppy

Welcoming a dog into your home requires a lot of work and preparation. To get you started, we'll help with training, discipline, play time and everything in between.

You may not realize it but the products you use to keep your house clean could be dangerous, or even toxic, for your dog. Many commercial cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can be hazardous for your dog if he inhales or ingests them.
You may not realize it but the products you use to keep your house clean could be dangerous, or even toxic, for your dog. Many commercial cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can be hazardous for your dog if he inhales or ingests them.
Many dog parents keep cleaning products that are not safe for dogs around the house.  Cheaper and just as effective as the products you buy at the store, we’ve found a few DIY cleaning supplies you already have in your pantry.
Many dog parents keep cleaning products that are not safe for dogs around the house. Cheaper and just as effective as the products you buy at the store, we’ve found a few DIY cleaning supplies you already have in your pantry.
"Sako is a working dog trained to assist me in various tasks. Our most recent trip involved flying, which meant checking our Impact Crate as a checked bag. Something I’d never done before, so I was a little nervous..." Fortunately, Hilary shared her experience with us and some helpful tips for flying with your crate as checked luggage. 

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Interested in showing your dog? Ed Thomason, Professional Dog Handler and Breeder, is here to share everything you need to know to prepare for your first dog show! 

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An anxious dog named Chief came into a local shelter's care after suffering compound fractures to his front legs from jumping off of a 2-story deck to get to his family. Shelter staff noticed this lovable pup's ability to comfort others, which inspired the community to help Chief on his journey to become a Therapy Dog.

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Looking for ways to decorate your home with something other than dog toys and hairy furniture? We've been on the hunt for creative DIY projects to turn a house of pups into a cute dog-friendly home. Our new favorite dog-mom life hack is this space-saving bed frame designed to accommodate an Impact dog crate. Learn how to build this custom bed frame and more!

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If you own a dog, you've probably realized by now that they're the best workout buddies. They'll never bail on your morning walk and always excited to join you. Many people need some outside motivation to work out, or need someone to hold them accountable for sticking to a regular exercise routine. Well, guess who won't let you sleep in? Your doggo.

Research has shown that dog owners are more active than those without dogs.

A study conducted by Michigan State University revealed "Owning a dog indicated a large, potentially health improving, average effect of 22 min additional time spent walking daily, in older adults." 

https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-017-4422-5

Exercising with your fur friend has an astonishing number of health benefits.

Owning a dog can enrich the lives of humans. You and your dog can reap the benefits of regular exercise, including lower cholesterol, improved cardiovascular health, weight loss, joint health and improved muscle tone.

Exercise releases those “feel good” endorphins, which helps to relieve stress and anxiety. According to Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, a veterinarian and clinical instructor at Tufts University’s...

Where do you and your pups love to hike? Here are some of your favorite hiking spots around the U.S. and Canada!

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Here are your favorite go-to spots to hangout with your pups. Check out these awesome dog friendly places!

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August 10th is National Spoil Your Dog Day! If you're looking for some last minute inspiration to make this holiday extra special for your fur friend, we've come up with a few ideas to spoil your pup! 

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How do you fly with your dog as cargo? Here are some helpful tips to know before booking your flight! Professional handler, Ed, has over 20 years of experience flying with dogs and is here to share all of the steps for preparing your dog and dog crate for the flight.

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Here are some of our favorite photos of the week featuring your pups! Enjoy!

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Spring is upon us and before we know it the hot weather will follow.  Here are some useful tips that everyone can do to prepare for the heat while out with their dogs.

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All 9 Dogs involved in Trailer Rollover were Safe in Impact Dog Crates.

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If I could go back in time, I would have purchased this high anxiety dog crate the second we rescued Jorah. We are now able to crate him and know he is safe and can't hurt himself trying to escape. Best crate on the market. 2 year dog damage protection warranty.

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High ANxiety Crate

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Our Dutch Shepherd, "Zero, has gone through multiple kennels in a very short period of time. From wire to plastic he continually put them to the test and won." Here is how he feels about his new Stationary Impact Dog Crate.

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A scary incident with a family's escape-artist pup prompted their search for a crate that would keep their dog, Chai, safe and out of harms way. 

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Professional Dog Breeder and Handler, Ed Thomason, shares his most valuable puppy training advice on how to raise a confident puppy.

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We've recently asked over 60 dog owners and trainers why they chose to crate train their dogs, and how crate training has benefited them. Here are their responses!

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Happy National Puppy Day!

To celebrate one of our favorite days of the year, we've decided to feature A LOT of puppy photos- submitted by our amazing friends on Facebook! Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy this cuteness overload!

 

 

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(PC: Heather W. / Logan H. / Francis O. / Lou Ann Battistoli P.)

 

setter puppies golden retriever puppies

(PC: Carrie D. / Cathy M. / Danna M. / Christina C.)

 

yellow labrador retriever puppy gsd puppy dobermans

 (PC: Melissa B. / Tiffany V. / Courtney H.)

 

toller puppy litter belgian malinois (PC: Logan H. / Rebecca H. / Kelli A. / Erynn S.)

 

husky puppy samoyed  (PC: Stephanie H. /  / Eve P. / Breanne G.)

 

husky puppy belgian malinois puppy merle

(PC: Kadie W. / Melissa G. / Helen S. / Abby B.)

 

Can't get enough puppy photos in your life? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for the cutest doggo pictures! Don't forget to tag #impactpups on Instagram or comment on our Facebook posts to submit your photos for a chance to be featured. Happy National Puppy Day!

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Thankfully, this family is one of the 16% of dog owners who drive with their pet in a restraint. One dog owner shares his experience involving a collision with a tractor trailer. His Collapsible Impact Dog Crate may be responsible for saving his dog's life.

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"Adopting Hank was easy... training him was not as easy. He came with severe separation anxiety, destructive tendencies, and is an escape artist with ANY dog crate he's ever been put in." 

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Here are some of our favorite photos of the week featuring your pups! Enjoy!

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"This is a very emotional review for me to write. We got our German Shepherd puppy, Tabatha Grace, in September - she had been pulled from Houston-Harris County Animal Shelter in August, just moments before she was to be taken back and euthanized..."

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Here are some of our favorite photos of your pups this week!
 
Thanks for sharing!

@theshepherdspack

PC: Crystal A.

PC: Wendy B.

PC: Kristen G.

@aldito_rottweiler

@lirathelagotto

PC: Ashley L.

PC: Teresa C.

PC: Kelly M.

PC: Brittanya H.

PC: Gay C.

PC: Lizette D.

PC: Jessica C.

PC: Suzanne K.

PC: Suzie W.

PC: Lisa P.

PC: Jenna Z.

PC: Christina P.

PC: Brandy B.

@blueridgemutt

@hi.im.otto

@sundogtamaskan

@bear_gsd_adventures

@jericho_the_malinois

@princessfrances711

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Submit photos of your pups in the comments of our Facebook posts or Tag your photo on Instagram @impactpups #impactpups!

Professional dog handler, Ed, shares his most important tips for choosing the perfect crate size for your pup.

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I love that I can fly
with 2 crates. I can have my crate, my table, my wheels and 2 dogs all in one, and the airlines always love them. They’re always like 'oh my gosh these are so much safer!'

      Ed roamed around the Rose City Classic Dog Show in between his events to see everyone's Impact Dog Crates. Check out his Live video as he puts people on the spot to ask them what they think of their own Impact Dog Crates and grooming arm setups! Enjoy!

Rose City Classic Dog Shows

Posted by Impact Dog Crates on Friday, January 18, 2019

      Did you catch a glimpse of something you liked? Here are all of the Impact Dog Crates products shown in this video:


Grooming Arm, Rail, and Pad for Stationary Crates
Grooming Arm Rail and Pad for Stationary Crates
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Here are my helpful tips for preparing to travel with multiple dogs on a 10-hour International flight.

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Impact Dog Crate Giveaway

Not sure which crate is your favorite?
See all features, colors, and sizes of these
Impact Dog Crates here:

gray Collapsible Impact dog crate
gray stationary impact dog crate large
gray high anxiety impact dog crate
gray stationary side door impact dog crate

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PC: Holly McKenzie

PC: Jodi Schmidt

PC: Kelsey Morgan

PC: Wendy Waller Reichert

PC: Simone Sortwell

PC: Lindsay Letcher

PC: Kimberlie McCormick Casey

PC: Julia Vaughn

PC: Tammy Peterson

PC: Stephanie Hagar

PC: Kim Des Lauriers Kazee

PC: Wendy Browne

PC: Melissa Hughes

PC: Carrie DesLauriers

PC: Melanie Richard

PC: Jennifer Leigh

PC: Julie Dawson

PC: Becky Kasavan

PC: Danna Mosley

PC: Stephanie Shular

PC: @kodavomruyter

PC: @nai_thecoolguy

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border collie puppy chasing toy

PC: Mimi Elliot Fountain

yellow labrador wearing rain coat

PC: Sharon DeBrosse

cow and golden retriever puppy eating grass

PC: Megan Cloudman

police k9 arrested by police officer joke

PC: Nikki Bryce

pugs and bulldog in broken dog bed

PC: Kathryn VonKennel

k9 showing teeth next to halloween dinosaur

PC: Melissa Ford

happy birthday treat to australian shepherd

PC: Cassidy Vaughn

duck toller dogs hiking

PC: Lisa Porter

german shepherd dog graduating puppy training school

PC: Julia Vaughn

husky floating in pool

PC: Candie Brister

want to be featured

Submit your photos in the comments of our Facebook posts or Tag your photo @impactpups #impactpups on Instagram!