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Modular Kennel Covers

modular-kennel-coverShade n’ Things provides you with the optimal cover for you dog kennels. Keeping your dogs cool while they are outside is crucial, it can be easy for dogs to become overheated and dehydrated while outside in the hot sun. Kennels should have the proper, effective shading over them to make you dogs more comfortable. Shade n’ Things Modular Kennel Covers are an ideal kennel cover for almost any type of dog kennel.

Benefits Of Shade n’ Things Dog Kennel Covers:

Shade n’ Things offers a durable and simple solution for better protection and shading for you dogs while they are outside. Some of the main benefits of choosing a Shade n’ Things Modular Kennel cover include:
•Shade n’ Things kennel covers are flexible. The are design to be able to fit most kennels to provide your dogs with adequate shade and protection.
•The covers are not fixed. This means they can be adjusted to fit over your dog kennel regardless of the brand, size or structure. The modular kennel covers allows for the roof systems to be lengthened and expanded.
•Dog kennel covers are easily adjustable even if you purchase the wrong size. If you have a large dog kennel but accidentally purchased the smaller roof kit you can easily buy a wider tarp and longer truss tubes. If you happened to do the opposite and have a smaller kennel but got a large roof; you can order different truss tubes or cut the existing truss tubes to the correct size.
•Shade n’ Things Modular Kennel covers can last up to three years. Most tarps easily survive a year of usage but depending on the amount of sunlight your area gets as well as weather conditions these tarps have been know to last for a year or two longer.
•All 4 ply kits are 100 percent waterproof including the sun blocker tarps.
•Shade n’ Things Kennel covers over a thicker, 4 ply tarp. Most other kennel kits only offer 3 ply tarps. The thicker design of these covers decrease the amount of heat that will penetrate through the tarp. This keeps the kennels cooler and more comfortable for your dogs.
•Most orders are shipped within two, three business days of placing your order. This means you get your order much sooner and you do not have to wait for weeks to have your order delivered.
•Installation is easy and quick. Most kennel covers can be installed in ten steps allowing you to have your kennel properly shaded for you dogs in very little time.

Shade n’ Things is an accredited business of the Better Business Bureau. This mean you can be assured that only the best quality of products is provided to all customers. Your dogs need to stay cool and protected when they are outside enjoying the day, a Shade n’ Things Modular Kennel Cover can help protect your dogs and keep them happy.

How To Build A Dog Kennel Roof

A dog kennel roof is an essential add on to your existing dog kennel. A dog kennel without a dog kennel roof is like a house without a roof. Kennel roofs help protect your pet from the harsh elements which is important to insuring that your pet lives a healthy and happly life.

Building a roof for a dog kennel can be undertaken in various ways. Dog kennel roofs can be completely home made or they can be constructed using a dog kennel roof kit. The easiest method by far is to build your dog kennel roof using a kennel cover kit purchased from an online store such as is a manufacturer and seller of covers for dog kennel roofs. We also sell parts and accessories such as sun blocker tarps, mesh tarps, ball bungees and other accessories for dog kennel roofs. dog kennel roof kits can be fitted to almost any size or kind of dog kennel including Magnum,
Hover, Champion, Priefert and others.

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6 x 10 Black Mesh Shade Screen Sale

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Our heavy duty 6 x 10 black mesh shade screens are an “Editors Choice Best” for shading the sides of your dog kennel from the hot summer west late afternoon sun, while still allowing cool breezes to flow thru. These black mesh tarps are UV resistant and provide an 80% shade factor. Each tarp is constructed with brass grommets every 24 inches and double fold sewn edges all around.

Like other mesh tarps, our black mesh tarps are ideal for dog kennel covers, gardens and landscaping, pool and pond covers, shade for livestock, privacy fencing and many other uses.

Take advantage of our special discounts on 6 x 10 black mesh shade screens through 04/12/2013. For even more savings, take an additional 10% off your order by using the coupon code: SNTBLG13001 at checkout. This coupon code is valid for our complete line of tarps and shade screens, kennel covers and kennel cover kits.

Helpful hints for puppy training

Reading some of these helpful hints for puppy training

I thought I let you know if they work with our new German Shepard puppy, Chula

  • Barking
    some dog’s bark more at night. Bringing your dog in at night should stop all barking!
    Seem to work for us

    Dogs who are exercised and happy are less likely to bark. Walk your dog and let him get to know the neighborhood so he won’t feel threatened by it. A tired, happy dog will sleep instead of bark
    Works very well.  I finally found a use for that treadmill machine that has been collecting dust in our spare room.

    Teach the word “Quiet.” After your dog starts barking, startle him with a noise (like calling his name) or by tapping a treat on his nose. When he is silent, say “Quiet” and reward him. Then you can use the command “Quiet” to stop barking.

  • This one is still up in the air

  • Begging
    Decide at the beginning that no one will feed the dog from the table. Don’t allow guests to break this rule. Feed the dog before your meal, and he won’t be hungry.
    This is not a problem
  • Biting
    Every time puppy bites on your finger say, “Ouch”. Not the way a person would say it, but the way a puppy would say it…high-pitched and loud! Puppy will think he’s hurting you. Then ignore the puppy for a few minutes. Don’t grab, squeeze or pop them on the nose.
  • Surprisingly worked very well
  • Tearing Stuff Up
    Never leave your new dog alone in the house. You are asking for trouble if you let an untrained dog have full run of the house! A crate is best. Privileges are earned and your new dog must be mature and trained before you give him total freedom.
    Give him chew toy and rawhides. Let him get used to being alone so he doesn’t chew out of nervousness. Gradually leave him alone for longer periods of time. Leaving and returning should always be low-key.

This one will take a LOT of patience

  • Digging
    Provide your dog with his own sandbox. Bury toys in it and teach him it’s okay to dig in there.
  • Jumping On People
    When your dog jumps on you, back away or turn away. Don’t say anything or look her in the eye. Do this every time she jumps. Your dog wants your attention. Only give your dog attention when all four feet are on the floor.
  • This will be a big problem for me, our Chula is so big now, I can’t back off far enough . A dog trainer friend suggested to grab her my the paws and hang on until she try’s to back away  , this seems to work most of the time , she getting better

There is tons of information online about dog training and behavior.  Let us know what is working for you




Pet Pardons is a Facebook App

Pet Pardons is a Facebook App to help find someone who will Pardon a Pet from death row, or a Rescue, by adopting him or her and giving them a forever home.

With the help of a new Facebook application called Pet Pardon, Erin was connected to people in other states who know of animals on ‘death row’. Volunteers connect online and work together to foster animals so they’re not euthanized in crowded shelters. “It’s probably saved over 2,000 animals at this point, just by showing their pictures and getting it out there,” said Erin.

The executive director of the Cleveland Animal Protective League isn’t against Facebook pet rescues, but her facility has plenty of animals in need of a home. “Anything that people are doing to help animals, to help find more homes, absolutely applaud that,” said Sharon Harvey.

The APL is so over-populated right now, they’re letting people name their own adult cat adoption fee for the next few weeks. “We, right now, have more than 300 cats waiting for adoption, just right here at the APL, our population almost doubled in the last month,” said Harvey.

The APL lists their animals online, but pet lovers have plenty of other options, including where you can visit the ‘Pet Place’ and even list your lost cat or dog. For Erin Brady, it’s personal. “It’s just such a great way to save so many lives and it is, it’s starting, but it needs to get bigger.”

Erin is hoping to find a home for the kittens and if you’re interested, you can contact her directly at Also, additional information on the Cleveland APL can be found at The APL cat adoption incentive program continues until July 3rd…