Does anyone have ideas on how to build a dog run, what materials are needed
etc. Have a Black Lab/Blue Heeler Cross so would probably be a fairly large
run as she is a big dog. She is in the house most of the time but would like
to be able to leave her outside while at work during the week. Not sure kind
of mischief her and the cat could get into while away.
We got a reputable fence company to install a 6 foot chain link fence. You
don't want a flimsy fence and your dog to get out. If she likes to dig,
then you also may want to make sure the bottom of the fence is blocked in
some way, such as timbers laid along the perimeter of the fence. We put a
padlock on the gate to keep it from being accidentally opened while we're
I'm sure you know this, but be sure to leave her plenty of water and a good
I have a 5 feet high chain link fence enclosure 25 x 40 feet half
gravel, half concrete floor. At one corner under the shade of tree,
his house. 50 pound, Australian cattle dog. Barks during day from now
and then but quiet in the evening, early morning. Once a week we go to
leash free dog park so he can enjoy himself running/socializing with
other dog friends. We human owners do the same(not running tho). A
couple got married after they met each other there.
I put up a chain link fence along the side of my garage 8' x 24 ' with
a gate. I also put a doggie door thru the garage and built a pen
inside the garage. For the floor of the pen since my dog likes to
dig, i put down chain link fence on the ground and put a layer of dirt
over it and then covered that with pea gravel.
I work from home as a writer, and need a reasonable amount of quiet.
After two complaints to animal control from me, and two warnings from
animal control to the neighbor, the third complaint resulted in
seizure of the animal and a $500 nuisance fine in order for the dog to
be returned. Needless to say, the dog is now an indoor dog.
Some people just don't learn until it hits them in the pocketbook.
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