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#6480220 - 10/04/16 11:27 AM Inexpensive run.
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I hate leaving my pup at home when I go to the lease but I can't have her running free there. Normally, during off season, I have her on a cable run and that's been okay but during season that is just not going to work. If I made a 8'x16' enclosure out of 52" tall cattle panels would that be adequate to keep her in?
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#6480262 - 10/04/16 11:48 AM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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Would probably need some kind of flooring.
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#6480341 - 10/04/16 12:31 PM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: MS1454]
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Originally Posted By: MS1454
Would probably need some kind of flooring.


You could lay down a couple of 8 x 4 sheets of Hardi plank to keep the dog box area clean and dry.
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#6480656 - 10/04/16 03:15 PM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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The ground is fairly solid. She couldn't dig out. Just wondering if that would be tall enough. Also thought about a screen mesh awning like cover as well.
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#6482257 - 10/05/16 01:57 PM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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Originally Posted By: passthru
The ground is fairly solid. She couldn't dig out. Just wondering if that would be tall enough. Also thought about a screen mesh awning like cover as well.


I can't believe the rock hard earth my dog digs through. Knowing this, I've got a wooden deck of 1x6s sitting on top of cinder blocks for my floor. It was pretty cheap and easy.

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#6483314 - 10/06/16 07:51 AM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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I use rubber mats from tractor supply to sit my kennels on

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#6483462 - 10/06/16 09:00 AM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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I put a couple of the tractor supply rubber mats in my kennels a few years ago. Of course the dogs chew on them. I had to take them out. I guess they were made from recycled tires, there were small pieces of steel wire embedded in the rubber

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#6483476 - 10/06/16 09:13 AM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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I used poultry flooring
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#6484226 - 10/06/16 04:48 PM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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I was more thinking if it were tall enough to keep her in while I'm out on stand. My fog isn't getting a rubber mat or plywood flooring. She does however get a pad on the floor of the camper at night. I just need her to be safe and contained without shutting her up in a dog box while I'm at the lease.
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#6484247 - 10/06/16 05:00 PM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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Why not use a crate?

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#6484585 - 10/06/16 09:07 PM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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Too confining. I'd rather not have her locked up for hours in it. At least with a small run or containment area she can move, vacate her bowels or bladder and see around her. I sit for 3 hours plus twice a day. If I have to crate her, which is what I did when she was a pup, I may as well leave her at home for the wife to deal with.
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#6485102 - 10/07/16 09:47 AM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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Unless she's a climber, it should work fine. Only thing I would worry about is coyotes getting in to her especially if she isn't fixed.
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#6485299 - 10/07/16 11:50 AM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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I'd use a roof on it.

Our dogs dig so we buried some field fencing about 2" below the kennel. They tried to dig out a few times the first few days then eventually realized they couldn't. The dirt keeps it covered real well and it's some security from them digging out/something digging in.

I'd be real concerned about her jumping or climbing out though. One of my dogs jumped over our 6' wood fence. Fortunately someone picked her up a few blocks away but still terrifying. Everything we keep em in has roofs and floors now.

If you're in a long term spot you can pour a little concrete slab to put the kennel on also.

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#6485350 - 10/07/16 12:34 PM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: passthru]
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Are there lions near your lease? If so you need a roof.
I've never had a chewing problem with the tractor supply stall mats.
I have had mail shorthairs climb a 6 foot hurricane fence.

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#6485412 - 10/07/16 01:41 PM Re: Inexpensive run. [Re: Mundo]
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Whose shorthairs did you mail???? bang

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