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Old 07-07-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Angry Dog tears lower screen

Does anyone have any suggestion on what to use so my dog doesn't scratch at the lower screen on my screen door and end up tearing it. My dog is only small (6lbs.) but she always gets her front paws up enough to rip the screen. Preferably something not to costly. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:30 AM   #2
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RVW has a screen protector that screws in the screen door. Dont think it was that expensive. They put it on for free when we purchased our camper. We have two Pugs! They like that lower screen also! But the protector seems to be doing its job.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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I bought a sheet of lexan at the home store. It scores easy with a box cutter and snaps clean.

I "sprung it" a little and snapped it in place.
Done.
Total cost less than 10 bucks.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:02 PM   #4
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Had this problem with our old trailer. Home Depot/Lowes sells "Pet Proof" screening. It's heavy duty fiberglass screen that resists tears from pet nails. Our 70lb Shepard took out the OEM screen in one wack. I rescreened the door with this stuff and it held up till the day we traded it.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #5
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:48 PM   #6
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #7
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My husband put vinyl lattice from Home Depot and it works great.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:01 AM   #8
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I re screened using pet screen, heavy duty screen. Works great
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:37 AM   #9
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M109Rrider is right on. We re-screened our patio sliding door, both TT doors, a friends TT door (our dog ripped it) and our MH door. She (a 17 lb Shih Tzu) has not ripped a screen in over two years.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:27 PM   #10
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Just wantened to update how I solved the problem. I went to Home Depot and bought pet screen, it wasn't to bad but still my little dog was able to pull the weaving apart. The screen was not ripped but I had to sit there and put the weaves back in the right spot so it didn't look stupid. After that i went to a Do It Yourself hardware store that was near the CG we were at and got them to cut me a piece of plexy glass to fit over the entire bottom screen and I installed it with sticky back velcro and it worked great!! No more of the mangy mutt getting to the screen anymore!!!!
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