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Dog pen - a personal project

 
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This is a thread to follow a project that desperately needs doing - a dog pen for our less than sociable rescue dogs for when people who value their limbs come to visit, or when we go out for more than a few hours and would like to keep plants and furniture for when we get back. So why this forum? We have been wombling for pallets which are not readily available here. A long time to get all these. We have been searching for a while, storing over winter and now the time has come to.....make doggos a safe place.

As you can see, Frankie (stripes, 3 legs) loves the spot already, and Benny is helping with quality control.

More to follow as project progresses.
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Your dogs certainly look like they mean business!  
 
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Awesome! I'm really looking forward to this thread, I have a friend who would love to go out and live with her rescue dogs far from other humans.
 
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Latest pics of dog.pen, which will be part of car porch dog pen combo.
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Finishing the pallet wall. The other open sides of the pallets.will be used for storing garden tools.
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Extra posts and wire applied. First test saw Frankie, thin 3 legged female turn up in a neighbour's field.....
 
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Good luck getting it watertight! (it will happen eventually. I had a whippet that simply could not be held in, i used to get phone calls from all my neighbors saying "your dog is on my roof again"-- the dog would jump to the top of the fence, from there to the neighbors house, and go jumping from roof to roof like some sort of creepster. Eventually I hid and waited with a hose and shot her in the snout as she tried to make her jump, she didn't do it again, well, from that particular access point anyway.)
I hear you on the pallets. Here they are also hard to find and actually a valuable commodity, the pallet craze can be frustrating.
 
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Tereza Okava wrote:Good luck getting it watertight! (it will happen eventually. I had a whippet that simply could not be held in, i used to get phone calls from all my neighbors saying "your dog is on my roof again"-- the dog would jump to the top of the fence, from there to the neighbors house, and go jumping from roof to roof like some sort of creepster. Eventually I hid and waited with a hose and shot her in the snout as she tried to make her jump, she didn't do it again, well, from that particular access point anyway.)
I hear you on the pallets. Here they are also hard to find and actually a valuable commodity, the pallet craze can be frustrating.



We had a husky that got picked up by animal control and while there overnight climbed out of his kennel, somehow opened 2 doors and was found in the morning chilling in the cat room. They understood why he had been found roaming after that.
 
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Just a note on my dog fence, we couldn't keep our pyr in until we added a line of electric horse fence at the top.
 
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Our problem is the excavation rather than the Steve McQueen approach.
 
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Mike Autumn wrote:Awesome! I'm really looking forward to this thread, I have a friend who would love to go out and live with her rescue dogs far from other humans.



Thank you so much. We are in a very unpopulated (?) area so we are able to take them out early in the morning to range through woodland and fields unrestricted before breakfast.  The best part of the day.
 
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We put a front step to stop any digging. Note the wendy house in the background. Reduced by 50% which made it cheaper than buying the wood to make a kennel, and with grandchildren......
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I think it will be fine!
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Still securing the perimeter after Frankie has been in (clever like a veloceraptor) but otherwise, all done
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brilliant idea with the little house!
 
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