Dog Run: Construction from top to bottom

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Dog Run: Construction from top to bottom

Postby goldenstatefan » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:17 pm

Looking to create a dog run along the side of my house. I know this is the place for answers and would like to hear everyone's ideas.

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Re: Dog Run: Construction from top to bottom

Postby M.Anderson » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:42 pm

thats a fairly open-ended question. how much space do you have available? how big would you like the run? do you mean a kennel, or an enclosed area for the dog to play in? you can buy pre-made kennels in varying sizes for varying costs. in terms for a large area run, chain link fence would be the cheapest "permanent" answer. wood fencing would be the next step up. for a less permanent / less secure option you could use posts and chicken wire. that could be a good choice if your dog will be supervised out there and doesnt have a really big desire to get out of the enclosed area.

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Re: Dog Run: Construction from top to bottom

Postby goldenstatefan » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:47 pm

It's a long area 35 feet by 6.5 feet along the side of my house. The flooring is partial cement/partial dirt. I want to put some type of gate at the end of it. One side as I mentioned is the house, the other side is the fence. I just wonder if the dirt is a good option or if another type of flooring would be better. I want easy cleanup, with not alot of odor if that's even possible.

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Re: Dog Run: Construction from top to bottom

Postby M.Anderson » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:24 pm

thats a good amount of space, depending how much you want to spend, and how permanent you want it, chicken wire or chain link fencing would be appropriate. it doesnt sound like you would put up wooden or vinyl fencing for an area like that, but any of those options would allow for a gate. if youre handy, you can save money and even do the chain link yourself (with help from a few buddies). in terms of the ground, id suggest good ol' fashioned dirt, or mulch of some sort. if the dog is gonna run, cement can be tough on their pads. im not an expert though, so if anyone has better suggestions, then by all means.

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Re: Dog Run: Construction from top to bottom

Postby goldenstatefan » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:27 am

Anyone else have any helpful ideas for a dog-run?

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Re: Dog Run: Construction from top to bottom

Postby msvette2u » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:03 am

Yes. Get a Magnum - do it up right. Chain link can be destroyed by bored dogs.
Also either lay cement or use patio bricks (which can be moved easily).

http://www.behlencountry.com/bc_catalog ... um_kennels
If not that brand, something similar.
http://www.livestockshed.com/dog_kennel ... ennel.html

You can then build a roof and keep them safe from the elements.

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Re: Dog Run: Construction from top to bottom

Postby goldenstatefan » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:47 pm

Thanks so much MsVette!!! Very helpful information!!

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Re: Dog Run: Construction from top to bottom

Postby msvette2u » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:41 am

Sure -- the roof can be made of corrugated tin, and laid across 4x2's for stability, my husband used U style clamps(?) that bolted onto the wood, you basically put the U clamp over the top of the kennel and bolt it to the wood which has the tin on it.
Worked very well for keeping the puppers dry.
I'll see if I can find some photos of our old set up.

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Re: Dog Run: Construction from top to bottom

Postby lilangel » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:23 pm

Magnum kennels are definitely the most sturdy thing out there. You can't go wrong with them and they are super easy to set up and take down.


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