Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
socks

the cold snap is here

Recommended Posts

ive got a kennel that has an open square hole & every time i put carpet or something in front they just pull it off any tips lads ?? cheer tom

 

edited to say they just drag there blankets out aswell ??

 

My bitch is like that mate, always has been from a pup. Vet bedding, blankets, my old (worn) t-shirts with scent on them, sacks... The second she spots they're in her kennel she tosses them out, as if they dared invade her space :blink: Her pup likes something to lie on, and will make a bed, but she has none of it and ejects them summarily lol I did find that a piece of soft deep carpet cut to size to be a tight fit lasted a bit longer, but it's hardly warm like a bed of blankets is. Have you tried barley straw? She might kick some out but it's easy to sweep, biodegradable and more importantly WARM. Worth a try?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

will have to give it a try.. i have put a heavy big blanket in so its harder to pull out but if they are having none of it im gonna screw it to the bottom of the kennel its aliminium anyways. cheers for info tho bud.

 

tom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An old Steel belt tyre cut to size works. After a couple of attempts at chewing they realise that steel on teeth isnt a nice feeling and tend too leave it alone :thumbs: just keep a close eye on the dogs mouth as some terriers and bullxs ar'nt to quick on the uptake lol. THIS DOS'NT ALWAYS WORK!

Edited by sam3009

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

good stockmanship and a clever understanding in what your working dog needs plenty dry good bedding paired up and increase the food, heat lamp no or bad injurie,unless whelping a litter , draught proof kennel and not to much height between floor and top of kennel box , shane three feet or more mate youll feel it warm on your hand and if to hot higher up , when it does get cold thats when good feeding and stockmanship keeps a dog sound ,i incrrease the food and feed them morning and last thing after theyve been out running,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

socks does it get that cold down your way ,for hypothermia to set in on a working dog coldest ive had it was 20 belo in edinburgh a good few years ago ,had to keep pouring hot water on drinking water biol there food up and same with ferrets just gave them warm milk and water and meat in there sleeping compartment ,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

socks iv just read your bit off advice and its a very good bit off advive for people like me. keep it up coz without people like u uz novices would make a lot more misstakes ,THANK U SOCKS

Edited by dublinjohn2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

good advice socks, well in mate :thumbs:

any ideas - stop the snow building up inbetween a dogs pads tried vaseline but dos,nt last.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ive got a kennel that has an open square hole & every time i put carpet or something in front they just pull it off any tips lads ?? cheer tom

 

edited to say they just drag there blankets out aswell ??

 

My bitch is like that mate, always has been from a pup. Vet bedding, blankets, my old (worn) t-shirts with scent on them, sacks... The second she spots they're in her kennel she tosses them out, as if they dared invade her space :blink: Her pup likes something to lie on, and will make a bed, but she has none of it and ejects them summarily lol I did find that a piece of soft deep carpet cut to size to be a tight fit lasted a bit longer, but it's hardly warm like a bed of blankets is. Have you tried barley straw? She might kick some out but it's easy to sweep, biodegradable and more importantly WARM. Worth a try?

Maybe a silly question but apart from certain farmers weres the best place to get barley straw ????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a kennel inside the garage that I put the dog in when I go to bed at night, the kennel is insulated and filled with straw but I am going to fit an 2ft 80watt tubular heater inside the kennel aswell for when the harsh winter months kick in, just wondering if STRAW and the HEATER is ok together and it's not going to burn my garage down ( heater has a guard over it ) !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×