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#6219208 - 03/11/16 09:17 AM Mat for dog box
reeltexan Offline
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I've always used hay or straw in the boxes but I'm thinking about switching to a mat.

Any suggestions on one that you've found to be best?
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#6219233 - 03/11/16 09:31 AM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: reeltexan]
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Hay or straw does fine in your kennel boxes, but you're usually putting wet dogs in your hunting boxes. I use something like this.

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#6219250 - 03/11/16 09:38 AM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: reeltexan]
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I use cedar chips or pine shavings.
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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

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#6219366 - 03/11/16 10:29 AM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: reeltexan]
Barny Topwater Offline
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My dogs are spoiled, I put old comforters in the box for them, I hunt in the panhandle
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#6219551 - 03/11/16 12:23 PM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: Barny Topwater]
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Originally Posted By: Barny Topwater
My dogs are spoiled, I put old comforters in the box for them, I hunt in the panhandle


I used an old comforter in Cracker's kennel box this year.
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#6219563 - 03/11/16 12:28 PM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: reeltexan]
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I went to Harbor Freight and bought those new cheap moving blankets at their sidewalk sale that they have like every other weekend. I think I paid $4.99 a piece for them. Check their website. They pop up on the opening page.

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#6219623 - 03/11/16 01:05 PM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: reeltexan]
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#6220495 - 03/12/16 07:05 AM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: triggerbowtx]
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Originally Posted By: triggerbowtx


We have ordered some to try. Have heard nothing but great things about them.
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#6220796 - 03/12/16 11:51 AM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: triggerbowtx]
Mud Shark Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
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Loc: Fate, TX
Originally Posted By: triggerbowtx


I have on in one of the hole of my box. It's a good mat, but it does have some down falls...
Such as:
1. They only come in two sizes, neither of which fit my holes properly, even when cut.
2. The holes they have in them are large. A little too large for my liking. I'd rather have more, smaller holes.
3. The drainage is poor. There is no lift or raise between the mat the floor of the box, so though the water may not be sitting on the mat, it doesn't dry/air out very well. the box can stay muddy if one doesn't remove the mat immediately after getting home with a wet dog.

I'm going to try a mat from Natsmats.com and see how they compare.
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#6220878 - 03/12/16 01:16 PM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: reeltexan]
DirtyDave Offline
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Registered: 03/03/14
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Loc: Ponder
For my terriers I use old bathroom rugs. Big dogs get moving blankets

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#6222034 - 03/13/16 01:42 PM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: reeltexan]
blanked Online   content
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Tractor supply has rubber mats. Cut to fit

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#6222454 - 03/13/16 09:13 PM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: blanked]
Angie B Offline
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Originally Posted By: blanked
Tractor supply has rubber mats. Cut to fit


Some dogs react to the rubber. Been there done that. I've had these,, http://natsmats.com/. But now I buy swimming pool decking. It's dirt cheap and you can cut to fit. It's not soft but the young dogs can't lift it to chew on it.

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#6222501 - 03/13/16 09:42 PM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: triggerbowtx]
Migillicutty Offline
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Registered: 01/28/13
Posts: 80
Loc: N. Texas
Originally Posted By: triggerbowtx


I second this. These are great quality, durable mats. I love mine.

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#6227710 - 03/18/16 03:21 AM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: Angie B]
blanked Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Angie B
Originally Posted By: blanked
Tractor supply has rubber mats. Cut to fit


Some dogs react to the rubber. Been there done that. I've had these,, http://natsmats.com/. But now I buy swimming pool decking. It's dirt cheap and you can cut to fit. It's not soft but the young dogs can't lift it to chew on it.

Angie


Do you have a link to the swimming pool decking

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#6227787 - 03/18/16 07:45 AM Re: Mat for dog box [Re: reeltexan]
kruzie96 Offline
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Registered: 03/29/12
Posts: 68
Loc: Austin, TX
We've always used Nat's Mats and love 'em

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