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How To Make Your Outdoor Dog Kennel Escape Proof
To begin with, you should take a tarp and tie one corner of it to your dog kennel.
Next, stretch out the tarp so that it fits across the top of your outdoor dog kennel. You should then fold each side back over the tarp itself. At this point, the tarp should totally match the shape of your dog’s kennel.
Third, punch a hole or two into the opposite corner of the one that is tied to the fence. You can use an eyelet punch device for this task. Attach one of the grommets to the tarp. Do this by inserting the pieces of the grommet into your eyelet punch.
Now squeeze the tool to secure the grommet to the fabric of the tarp. You can then tie the corner of the tarp to the fence. Repeat this operation in order to fully secure the additional pair of corners.
Your fourth step should be to use the eyelet to punch a few more holes in the tarp. This will be necessary in order to attach an additional number of grommets all along the already folded sides of your tarp. Make sure to space them about one to two feet apart.
Fifth, untie your tarp and flip it over. After you have done so, the edges that have been folded over should be beneath the surface of the rest of the tarp. This is the best way to remove the top folds that would otherwise store rain water and create a potential heath issue.
The last step should be to fully attach your tarp to the fence. You can use fencing ties to achieve this goal. The idea here will be to loop a fencing tie through each and every grommet that you have made in the tarp. Loop these ties and then twist them so that they are secured to the top bar of your fence.
This will give you a situation where the tarp is now fully stretched across the top of the kennel. It will also be completely secured to the wall. This is an arrangement that will prevent your dog from getting any kind of foothold on the fence and using it to climb or jump over.
How To Chew Proof Your Outdoor Dog Kennel
There are certainly a good number of reasons why you may wish to consider chew proofing your dog’s kennel. One of them is to keep your dog from escaping. Another is to keep them from injuring their teeth or jaws. The best reason of all is to keep them from running out into traffic and getting injured or killed.
You can add an aluminum padding to the bars of your dog’s kennel. This will create a rough and durable enough barrier that they will soon give up trying to chew through. There are similar elements that you can make this barrier out of. The idea is to discourage them from chewing without letting them cause injury to their teeth or jaws.
You can also use vinegar to coat other areas of your kennel. A light coating of vinegar on the edges of your dog’s kennel bed will be an effective deterrent to chewing. This is due to the fact that vinegar gives off a strong smell that is slightly distasteful. They will tend to avoid chewing anything that contains vinegar.
How to Reinforce a Dog Crate
There are several methods that you can use in order to reinforce a dog crate. You can add additional clips to the door in order to secure it in a more satisfactory fashion. The key will be to secure the door in the middle so that you can prevent your dog from pushing it open. If needed, you can add extra clips to the top, bottom, and sides.
You should also check to see if the crate has been assembled in the correct fashion. Go through the manual again to make sure that you got every detail correct. This will ensure that no detail has been overlooked. You can consider adding extra clips to the door and to the top or side entrance in order to secure the crate more effectively.
Some dogs may be able to get out of the crate by pawing at the latch. If this is the case with your dog, the best way to prevent this from occurring is to add a handy carabiner to the latch. This will put more pressure on the latch so that your dog will not have the paw strength to open it. One carabiner should be enough for the task.
Why Does My Dog Keep Breaking Out Of Her Cage?
There may be any number of reasons why your dog wants to break out of their cage. It may be simply due to boredom. You may have left them in there too long without sufficient toys or anything else to occupy their attention for so long a time.
It may also be due to their cage not being big enough. If the only kennel you own is best fitted for a puppy and your dog has grown up, this can create some serious problems. Your dog will want to break out in order to get the space they need to stretch out and move.
Can A Dog Hurt Themselves In A Crate?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is yes. If your crate is too small, your dog could injure themselves. This may happen simply as a consequence of them trying to move around in a cage that is too small for them to be comfortable in.
If the crate is not built in the correct fashion, this can also lead to injury. It’s a good idea to make sure that the cage does not contain sharp corners or other areas where a dog can injure themselves. Reread the manual to make sure you have assembled it correctly.