How To Make A Cheap Dog Kennel
Edward R. Forte
November 25, 2021
Travel & Outdoor
Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year.You will notice a metal fence post that has not been driven into the ground.The great thing about this run is you can make it more permanent without a lot of labor or cost. .
How to Build Chain Link Outdoor Dog Kennels
Kennel sizing is based on how much time your dog will be spending in the kennel and how much room you have to spare.If you make it too small, he’ll take every opportunity to “get even” with you and your neighbors with nonstop barking and other bad behaviors.Pick up all the materials at your local home center.For walls and doors, chain link fencing is your best bet (4 ft.Those methods aren’t foolproof, but they’ll usually prevent a “great escape.” Screen off any sides that face streets or sidewalks by sliding privacy slats through the fencing.That’ll cut down on barking and overall stress.The hard floor will, over time, cause calluses, worn pads, splayed toes and painful joints.The irregular shapes actually help your dog develop stronger paws.But before you throw down gravel or set the stones, take the time to install a sand base for drainage at least 6 in.Several companies offer composite flooring materials for dog kennels.It definitely looks better than gravel and is easy to clean.All that mud will get tracked into the house.Dog kennels plans need to consider how long your pet will be outside.An elevated cot will get them off a freezing cold or searing hot floor.If you’re stuck with a corner location, make the fence higher in that area to prevent jump-outs.Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. .
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How to Build a Cheap Dog Kennel
After reviewing what is required, clean the outdoor area of any debris that may pose a threat to the dog. .
How to Build an Inexpensive Dog Kennel
Buying a ready-to-assemble kennel isn’t an option for some owners, so many choose to build their own, inexpensive kennel to contain their canine companions during outside play time.Mark each corner to make a rough outline of your kennel.Dig a 2-foot-deep hole at each corner of your rectangular pen.One additional post on each long side gives the fence extra support to prevent sagging and keep your dog safely inside.Mix the powder and water together until it forms a damp, thick paste. .
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How to Build and Maintain an Inexpensive Dog Run
While assessing the situation with three canine pets and a hard rain, the obvious came to light: there needed to be a specific area for them to do their duties that offered easy cleanup and the ability to disinfect.Here again, the process is much easier when there is a designated area to take care of.Experiencing a limited income for a time, it was necessary to use available items to block off an area as a dog run.There was also a need to make the fencing temporary.Our dogs are like family to us Photo: Courtesy of Marilyn Fritz (2014).Because we love our pets, we are careful to keep their area clean and protect them from hazards.How to Clean the Dog Run.It is important to pick up the excrement daily to help keep odors down.Place a bag in a bucket with the handles stretched over the sides to help hold it in place while using the chosen tools to transfer the stool to the bag.If there is a lot of stool, a broom rake can be used to make one pile that can also be picked up and transferred to the bag.We keep one large garbage can lined with a heavy liner to place all the smaller bags into, and take it to the curb once every two weeks.The objective is to keep it as sanitary and movable as possible for yourself and the people who pick up the trash.Keeping the run clean helps the animals stay healthy, and keeps bacteria out of the house.Once a month, it is also a good idea to wash down the area with a hose, allowing the water to soak into the ground.It may take a day or two to dry out, but it helps get the vinegar mixture down into the soil where urine and other body fluids may have soaked into.The area should be dirt, or coarse sand for easy cleaning as well.I want to add here that I have used the Pooper Scooper for over four years now.This item is a must for me!Keep in mind that all fencing, dirt, even block walls and sidewalks can be sprayed periodically with the vinegar solution to eliminate odors and disinfect the area.Bamboo Fencing: Bamboo fencing can also be used if there is a necessity to completely close off the area from sight.One can not pick up urine right after the pooches go, nor can it be taken up later in the day, especially in dirt.After much research, I discovered that baking soda is pet-friendly and actually good for their feet, sanitizes, and eliminates odor.Twice a week, I sprinkle Baking Soda on top of the soil in the dog run and use a rake to mix it in.Amazingly, it does take away about 98% of the urine odor.If you decide to try something else, research to make sure the solution is pet-friendly.I am amazed at how well it neutralizes the odor!If you got 1 correct answer: You scored between 30 and 60%, that's Midway, do more research!If you got 2 correct answers: You scored between 60 and 80% and you have a good idea, but need to do more research!You scored between 90 and 100%, that means you have done your research and understand the importance of cleaning up after your pet!Materials for Building and Maintaining a Dog Run.Fencing.Cleanup used to be a dread, and now it only takes a few minutes a day and a periodic wash down to keep the yard looking and smelling clean.Retrieved January 2015 from The Nest at http://pets.thenest.com/ homemade-disinfectant-dog-kennel-11433.html.Well, first, I'm not lazy, and do pick up after our pets go.Please, let us all know if you have a secret how to pick up dog urine after they go, we would love to hear it.I have found that vinegar, or baking soda make good neutralizers.I discovered another unique way to keep odor down for the dog run.We have not been able to do very much with our dog run, or our back yard lately, however, I am still thankful that I was able to construct the run.Time has not been in my favor, so it makes it very easy to keep up with clean up, and keep the canines well.I also discovered a mild solution of Cheyenne pepper and mint essence oil with water can be used in between vinegar sprays to chase flies away, and keep the area smelling clean.Of course it is necessary to pick up the dog duties every day, but it is also necessary to make sure flies, and fly larva are kept at bay.In the next few months we will be changing the fencing on the dog run, but will still be temporary so it can be easily moved (but not by the dogs).I try to be careful in that way and more thank you for this hub.I guess there are some people who thought dog feces would be ok as fertilizer, but later found out that there are dangers.Dogs can also carry worms (unless they have been dewormed), and if they lick your face or mouth, or sleep on your bed they can be transferred to the human.Well, that is another reason why I published this information, but at the same time, I have also shared the info with people that I see walking their dogs, allowing them to do their business on other people's property.poetryman6969 on March 03, 2015:.That way my yard would not be a dog's toilet.Thank you so much for your comment Lee. .