Originally Posted by Halloweengirl13
According to my dog, hardware cloth is great for shredding too....and she's not a big dog either. I made her dog house out an old quail cage I had made from pallets and hardware cloth and added feed bags for insulation. ... She tore up the hardware cloth now it's just a big mass of twisted wires.
Yup... I had a dog who could messup chainlink. During an anxiety attack. Tore his mouth and nose up pretty bad.
None of it is perfect but choosing the best materials you can and fastening it in a manner to promote success is the best you can do.
meaning Hardwarecoth on the inside from where the predator is going to attack
Fastening with Screws and washers instead of nails
Giving the wire some tension during fastening stretching it tight will keep predators from being able to hook teeth in and tug.
using Heavier gauge wire.... The bigger the number of the gauge of the wire the finer the wire.
So 12 gauge is bigger than 14 is bigger than 16 is bigger than 18...
For instance my next fence is going to be 4 gauge wire... in the form of cattle panels
The cage wire will be 12 gauge