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03-05-2014 07:16 AM
Originally Posted by Cassidy's Mom View Post
Okay, here you go - a wider shot of the front, showing the gate:

It ain't pretty, but it's solid and functional!
Thank you!! Those will come in handy when we finally get into the new house!
03-04-2014 07:21 PM
dawnandjr Keep in mind winter weather and ice. You would not want to be hosing down in winter. Also ease of snow removal (i.e. can you get a snow blower in there?) Will the cement pad be higher than the ground and drain away from the house? The dogs can be out there for exercise, but can also be let into a yard or grass area for potty. Will their garage area have a heat source? Or an insulated dog house in the garage? Height should be at least 6 feet.
03-04-2014 06:18 PM
Cassidy's Mom Okay, here you go - a wider shot of the front, showing the gate:

To the left of the gate is another gate panel making up the rest of the front of the kennel. We have a cheap Ikea cabinet in front of that part, with storage for dog supplies inside and space on top to prepare meals. We also have stackable containers for their food on top of the cabinet.

Here are some detail shots:

This is to the left of the gate, showing how the panel attaches to the wood, which is secured to the floor. You can see the edge of the cabinet as it butts up to the kennel.

That pole goes all the way up to the rafters, and is secured to the wood overhead in a similar fashion, to give some structural integrity.

This is the top of the gate, (from the inside of the pen) where it attaches to a piece of wood secured to the wall:

Bottom of the gate, from the outside:

Far wall, where the panel attaches to the wall to the left of the door to the dog run:

It ain't pretty, but it's solid and functional!
03-04-2014 05:49 PM
Cassidy's Mom 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.
03-04-2014 05:28 PM
Originally Posted by Cassidy's Mom View Post

Keefer inside

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!!
01-28-2014 11:12 AM
chadmonger 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?
01-28-2014 11:02 AM
jocoyn I would LOVE a built in dog bath. Also a grooming table / vacuum area
01-28-2014 10:28 AM
GatorDog 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.
01-28-2014 09:58 AM
Cassidy's Mom
Originally Posted by chadmonger View Post
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.
01-28-2014 09:22 AM
chadmonger 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.

Originally Posted by Cassidy's Mom View Post
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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