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Old 01-27-2014, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! Looking for some suggestions or other input. We are currently building a house and I am starting to finish up my plans for the indoor/outdoor kennel in the garage. There will be a doggie door in the side door so the dogs can go in and out as they please.

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How should I do the indoor portion?
(Wood, chain link, pre fab kennel, etc)

How should I do the outdoor portion? (Wood, chain link, height, ground covering, etc)

Any other ideas or similar experience/pics would be great

Indoor portion will be approx 6'x18'
Outdoor portion will be approx 8'x30'

Thanks!!

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Lucky dogs - that's huge! We have a chain link pen in the garage for the dogs, I think it's around 8 x 6. We have Kuranda beds for them. There's a dog door to an outdoor run that's along the side of the house, with a chain link gate at either end. There's a wood fence around our entire yard, (what people in other parts of the country call a "privacy fence", but we just call a fence. ), so that's down the other long side. The gates keep the dogs out of the main part of the yard, so they can't dig up the plants, and on the other end it separates them from the garbage and recycling bins. I think the run is about 5 ft wide.

We built the pen into a corner, so there are chain link panels on two sides, and walls on the other two sides. Here are some pics:

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Looks awesome! Do the dogs go potty on the cement? I am debating on cementing the whole pad or just a portion and then pea gravel for the rest.



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Lucky dogs - that's huge! We have a chain link pen in the garage for the dogs, I think it's around 8 x 6. We have Kuranda beds for them. There's a dog door to an outdoor run that's along the side of the house, with a chain link gate at either end. There's a wood fence around our entire yard, (what people in other parts of the country call a "privacy fence", but we just call a fence. ), so that's down the other long side. The gates keep the dogs out of the main part of the yard, so they can't dig up the plants, and on the other end it separates them from the garbage and recycling bins. I think the run is about 5 ft wide.

We built the pen into a corner, so there are chain link panels on two sides, and walls on the other two sides. Here are some pics:

Dena outside





Keefer inside

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Looks awesome! Do the dogs go potty on the cement? I am debating on cementing the whole pad or just a portion and then pea gravel for the rest.
Yep, you can see the hose down at the far end, there's also a drain on the other side of the gate, we scoop up the poop and hubby hoses down the run every day.
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I like the cement as the ground cover so far. We have also use wooden decking before and gravel as well, but the cement was easier to clean. Gravel would be ok as long as the ground underneath couldn't be dug up. Bug again, the cement takes care of that issue too.
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I would LOVE a built in dog bath. Also a grooming table / vacuum area
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I think I will go with cement for the whole thing and then I will not have to worry about them digging or getting dirty. That way I will not have to bury the fence at all since they will not be able to dig under anyway. We have a wooded lot. Would you suggest chain link for the outside or a wood fence? 6 foot?
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Can you post another picture of the inside but further away? I am having difficulties envisioning how chain link works with the cement floors and not being able to set the posts? Especially how the gate works. Thanks!!
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Sure, let me go take some more pics. I can tell you how he did the connection on the floor though - he drilled holes in the concrete, and then secured strips of wood (with Tapcon concrete screws) to the floor, along the edges of the chain link panels, and then bolted the panels to the wood.

You can buy pre-made freestanding kennels, but this worked better for us since we wanted to build it into the corner with just two sides of chain link, allowing access to the dog door. Plus, it gave us more options on size. We have two gate panels on the front, and one larger panel plus one gate panel on the long side.
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