Use tail guards to protect dogs' tails
Our kennel boards lots of dogs with "happy tail" syndrome—they beat their tails against the run walls. To protect dogs' tails, the staff makes tail guards by wrapping the tails in gauze and then a layer of the plastic canvas used for needlepoint and cross-stitch. The gauze and canvas are secured with Vetrap (3M) and tape. It works great and keeps tails wagging.
Lyn Johnson, DVM