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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-01-2014, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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GSD-proofing yard (potentially)

Hi all,

We are in the process of *hopefully* being approved for a rental house (vs. the rental apartment we have been in for the last several years). The house has a big yard that is fenced in, but it's a privacy fence on three sides and a ~4 ft chain-link on the other.

Anyway, eventually I'd like to have the option to occasionally let her out with minimal supervision (right now all her potty breaks are on-leash walks since we live in an apartment). What has worked well for you all? I was thinking my options would be...

1) Offer to do the manual labor to build a privacy fence all the way around (add value to the rental/re-sale price for the owner + ask for $$ off rent in exchange for labor)

2) Buy & install a dog run, maybe 10x5 and 6 feet high?

Again she will be supervised -- this will just be for occasional use, like if I am running late but want to give her a second chance to potty before I go to work, etc. She's always done well having free run of the apartment so we will let her roam the house (IF we get it) and she'll still get her normal exercise.

Thanks for any input!
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