|Easier still would be to buy two 10x10 kennel kits from the home improvement store (currently they are about $200 apiece)--they clip together in no time at all, with the included hardware. You'll need to reinforce/sew the fencing fabric to the frame with additional wire, as wolfdogs can untie (or tear off) the wimpy metal ties that the factory attaches the fencing with. Pay special attention to the gate, as this is the panel many wolfdogs are most likely to pull on, destroy, and escape through. See pic:|
|You'll need to add a wire floor (or at least attach some wire to the bottom, curving inward, as in the below pic)...be sure to attach it securely to the vertical fence itself, with "pig rings" or spare wire.|
|This will prevent him from getting his nose under the kennel and pushing out, or from digging a hole beneath the kennel (which is easily accomplished in an hour or two, let alone overnight while you sleep). Depending on your wolfdog, you may need to do the same thing to the top. Be sure you don't put his doghouse (or any other object!) near the kennel wall, where he can hop on top, then leap out of the kennel.
If your wolfdog is very strong (or a good escape artist, or a dedicated fence chewer), you may want to consider the heavy gauge fence panels instead, such as the Magnum Kennel. This kennel goes up just as fast (with two people) and will withstand jumping and chewing. Be sure to add a digproof floor and jump-proof top, and to keep objects that he can stand on away from the walls and roof. Here is the Magnum kennel--note the wire ceiling (the floor is the same--solid wire--, but covered with straw for the animal's comfort).
|Remember that your dog, who probably had a large fenced yard with all the amenities, is now looking at a much smaller space, and potentially stressful new surroundings and temptations. He is going to be much more likely to try to escape than he was before! You want to be sure that whatever kennel you set up for him is secure enough to hold him even if he now has a strong desire to get out of it.
2. You could leave your dog(s) at the old house until their new enclosure is contructed at the house you are moving to. This may entail hiring a pet-sitter or recruiting a friend to stay with them, if you are moving a distance away.
3. You could have the dog(s) boarded until their new enclosure is up. If you're lucky, a friend or family member might take them...you could also call around until you find a secure boarding kennel who will accept them. Some sanctuaries and private wolfdog rescuers will board your animal for a small fee (or even if you just cover his expenses)--they would rather do this, than see your wolfdog lose his happy home!