Outdoor dog kennels require cover to provide shade and protect dogs from the elements. Depending on your needs, there are two types of tarps best suited for this application.
Vinyl coated tarps will provide the most protection. These tarps are waterproof and will block out the rain and snow, while also providing a shade structure to block out the sun and debris. They must be attached properly through each grommet to prevent tears and increase longevity.
Mesh tarps are a less expensive alternative that will provide fantastic breathability and a good shade structure while also blocking large debris, but does not provide water protection from rain and snow.