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February 2011
Life Stages Single Door and iCrate?: A side-by-side comparison.

December 2010
Double Door iCrate vs. Life Stages?: This table is very useful for those that like to see the numbers.

November 2010
Need a replacement pan?: Follow these directions if you are not sure which one you need.
Championship Collection Replacement Pans: We have Replacement Pans for the Midwest Championship Series.
Can I Join Together Two Exercise Pens?: You can, and here is some more information about how to do it.
What About Heavy Duty Dog Crates?: They are available, but maybe you should look at the reasons before purchasing.


October 2009
Two Dogs in One Crate?: It can be done, but we do advise caution, and maybe you should consider a three door model.
Great Dane Dog Crates: Yes, we have crates available for your giant breed dog.
We Have Pans for the 89Z: The trick is to measure before you buy.

February 2009
Save Money with the Free Divider Panel: How does it prevent you from buying multiple crates?

January 2009
iCrate or Life Stages Dog Crate?: What is the difference between these two dog crate models?
Dog Crates Made in USA: Yes, really! These are extra sturdy folding crates made in Indiana.
You Have a Bunch of 48" Dog Crates!: So ... what's the difference?
Solutions 54" Ginormus Double Door Dog Crate: At last a giant dog crate with a side door!

December 2008
Canine Camper vs. Day Tripper: What is the difference between these two soft crates?
Announcing: Wireless, electric and underground dog fences and receiver collars by PetSafe and Innotek.
Midwest K9 Kennels: Chain Link Dog Kennels: Safe, secure outdoor containment.
Select 1300TD: The Crate With Removable Doors: Removable doors? What's that about?

November 2008
Price Increases: What's Changed?
Why Crate Train Your Dog?: It's humane and effective
Midwest iCrates: What is an iCrate?

October 2008
Product Updates: Canine Campers, Day Trippers, Vehicle Barriers.
Life Stages, DD and UL: The differences between the different Midwest Life Stages models.
Midwest Dog Crate Pans: About the ABS plastic pan in your crate.
Three Door Dog Crates: The most veratile of dog crates.

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How the Divider Panel Saves You Money

We hear some "experts" out there advising you to buy a succession of crates for your dog as it grows from puppy to adult. The idea is that you get a crate just for the size of the dog as it grows.

They claim that this is necessary to prevent your dog from having enough room to sleep at one end of the crate and eliminate at the other end. So they want you to buy a whole bunch of dog crates.

We say: "What a waste of money!". Do you think the people giving you this advise are also selling dog crates? Our solution to this is the crate divider panel:

Life Stages Crate with Free Divider Panel       Divider Panel in Detail
Midwest Life Stages Dog Crate Including Divider Panel       Divider Panel Shown Separately

The divider panel as shown with the "puppy" (above left) reduces the size of the crate when he/she is small. The divider panel can adjusted until your dog reaches its full-grown adult size in about 12 - 18 months.

So - one crate works for the puppy and the dog, which is why the divider panel saves you money.

The following folding dog crate models include a free divider panel:

Midwest iCrates
iCrate Single Door
iCrate Double Door

Midwest Life Stages Training and Travel Crates
Life Stages Single Door
Life Stages Double Door
Life Stages Ultima Triple Door

Select Triple Door Crates
Select Triple Door Crate

Ultima Pro Heavy Duty Crates
Ultima Pro Triple Door, Heavy Duty Dog Crate

The following models are available with a divider panel which is sold separately:

Midwest Giant Dog Crates
1154U Giant Dog Crate
Solutions Series SL54DD Giant Two Door Dog Crate

Conclusion: The divider panel allows you to buy the crate for the adult size of your dog, yet still allow it to be suitable for a puppy. This saves you time and money; a great investment!

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