Kennel Floor Maintenance – A
Gun Dog Magazine
By Carl H. Altenbernd
In our part of the country, northwestern Minnesota,
winter is tough. We have at least five to six months of cold weather.
This makes maintenance of a dog
kennel concrete floor very difficult because you cannot wash the floor. So
the wastes have a tendency to stick to the concrete with the
ice and snow.
There are a couple of ways to work around
these problems. We could build a shelter over the kennel runs and
the snow and ice but, we still have
stools and urine. You could move the dog into your house or you can purchase
a good ice scraper. Not just any old scraper works efficiently. I use the
scraper illustrated in the photo. What makes this tool so
unique is the razor-sharp,
thin scraper and heavy duty 1-1/2 inch thick pipe handle. A tough, thin
scraper is needed to clean up the hardest material on a kennel floor.
You will find
that this type of scraper will do a quicker and more efficient job. Better
cost me only $15. You can get a Flexible Steel Scraper made by the Union
Fork and Hoe Co., Columbus, Ohio 43216. Do not forget, a
clean kennel floor makes
for a healthy dog and a lot less work next spring.
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