A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Mishka and Ashleigh!, our April HOTM winners! HOTM - May : TBA!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Mishka and Ashleigh,
our April HOTM Winners!
Muddy Huskies!





Thanks to all for this month's entries!
Forum Rules
1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Rescue Spotlight
Our current rescue spotlight is:

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!

Top Dog Website Award Winner!

Top Website
for
Siberian

Huskys


Share
 

 Creating a Dog Run

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
showjumperachel
Newborn
Newborn
showjumperachel

Male Join date : 2015-06-23
Location : California

Creating a Dog Run  Empty
PostSubject: Creating a Dog Run    Creating a Dog Run  EmptySat Oct 13, 2018 7:43 pm

Hello everyone!

I have been a member here in the past, but it has been a long time since I last posted. I haven't had a husky for the past couple years or so, and decided it was time to add a dog to our family. I found the sweetest 5 month old puppy at a rescue center and I am going down to meet him this Wednesday Smile.

I would like to build a dog run in our backyard so I can have peace of mind while we are away. My previous 2 huskies have been the MASTERS of escape and so I want to be more prepared this time. I'm finally in a permanent house and a financial position to put a decent amount of money towards a dog run. I have about a 30 (l) X 12 (w) spot on the side of my house that I'd like to put the run. My step dad set up a makeshift run for our current dog (pittie X german shepherd) and it has worked fine for her since she is not prone to escaping. And honestly at this point she is super trust worthy and we leave her in the house alone all the time (*knock on wood*, I'm sure since I wrote this now the next time I'll come home to a disaster Shocked )

I was wondering if anybody on the forum had a dog run set up and if so would you please be able to provide some photos? I'm probably going to end up tearing out all the existing fencing and starting from scratch - I know for sure I want chain link fencing at least on the side where we have the fence separating us from the neighbors yard. I'm considering leaving the side of the house as the fence for the other side - but am open to hearing pros and cons to this idea. Pros for me is it will save some money, cons are what if the dog chews up the side of the house.

I am also going back and forth between the height of the fencing and whether or not to put a roof on. My gut tells me to get 6ft high chain link fence with a chain link roof. By the way, there is a shed that is built in already at the back of the run, but I'm contemplating removing this as well and putting in a different type of shelter. If we decide not to go with the roof, what type of fencing would be high enough? My previous husky jumped/climbed out of a 6ft fence without a second thought and within a matter of seconds. Is 7ft tall enough - 8? If we decide not to go with the chain link fence roof, I'm thinking of having a solid roof put over at least a portion of the shelter for protection from the elements ( this is assuming we get rid of the shed at the back). And then finally, my last question - the base of the shelter. There is currently gravel rock in the dog run and let me just say its a pain in the bum to clean up dog poop with the large gravel rock type we have back there. I'm not 100% sure of the dirt that's there now ......I don't think it's "digable" - i.e: theres a solid base not too far beneath the surface. But I definitely don't want to spend all this time and money designing the best dog run I can think of just to have our new pup dig himself out Smile. So I guess my question is - should I just bite the cost bullet and have cement laid down so they for sure cannot dig out? I feel like cement would be pretty easy to clean/hose off too as far as cleaning up urine and poop.

Oh! One last question, I promise Smile. Since I do have 2 dogs, I'm thinking of having a fence divider half way through the dog run so that they can be separated if necessary. I'd want a large enough gate so that if they ended up getting along together and preferred to be together I could just leave it open. But if there were issues I could have them on separate sides of the fence.

I'm open to hearing all thoughts/suggestions/comments and would love to see what other kind of dog runs you guys have Smile
Back to top Go down
amymeme
Senior
Senior
amymeme

Female Join date : 2013-12-20

Creating a Dog Run  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Creating a Dog Run    Creating a Dog Run  EmptySat Oct 13, 2018 10:23 pm

I used an overhead trolley/runner between 2 trees, about 100' long with doghouse. But, you have to be careful: other animals? Visible from the street? Knows how to manage a line (I have a foster that would either seriously injure or kill himself a line, he clueless impulsive!)

One thing to consider with 2 dogs in adjacent runs is fence aggression. Sometimes just being on either side of a fence can cause aggression.
Back to top Go down
TwisterII
Senior
Senior
TwisterII

Female Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri

Creating a Dog Run  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Creating a Dog Run    Creating a Dog Run  EmptyMon Oct 15, 2018 11:31 am

If a dog can actually climb chain link then no height will really make a difference. My grandma had a dog that could climb it. Just put a foot in a hole and start going up. In those cases you will need a top. I would do the standard 6ft without a top or just spread a tarp over the top for some shade and then see how he does. Every dog is different. Just because your last was an escape artist doesn't mean this one will be. Since your other dog isn't that could put the slow on this dog wanting to. Especially if they get along well and you have them both in there. I wouldn't put them both alone in the dog run together right away. Give them time to get used to each other and see how they get along, then you can try it supervised in short bursts. All 3 of mine stay in the house all day while I'm gone to work. I usually monitor for a couple days for triggers then jump right in.

_________________
Creating a Dog Run  Egwab0VCreating a Dog Run  Egwam5Creating a Dog Run  N37SqqdCreating a Dog Run  N37Sm5Creating a Dog Run  XcwxC0CCreating a Dog Run  Xcwxm5
Back to top Go down
showjumperachel
Newborn
Newborn
showjumperachel

Male Join date : 2015-06-23
Location : California

Creating a Dog Run  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Creating a Dog Run    Creating a Dog Run  EmptyTue Oct 16, 2018 5:31 pm

Thanks for the advice! We have decided we are definitely going to put a roof on it - both for security and protection from the elements. Our current dog does just fine in the house alone, but I'm definitely hesitant to leave a 5 month old husky puppy alone right away. I'm having flashbacks to my old dog and can just see the destruction LOL.

I did think about fence fighting if I put a fence (especially see thru) in between them, so I think we are going to keep it as one giant run for now. Worst case my current dog will have free roam of the house while the new pup is in the dog run. We aren't really gone for more than 4-5 hours at one time during the day (overlapping work schedules), so I don't feel too bad separating them. I would LOVE to be able to leave both of them in the house together while we are both away at work, but we will definitely be taking that one step at a time.

I'm going to meet him tomorrow and if all goes well take him home with me Smile
Back to top Go down
TwisterII
Senior
Senior
TwisterII

Female Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri

Creating a Dog Run  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Creating a Dog Run    Creating a Dog Run  EmptyWed Oct 17, 2018 9:26 am

With only being gone a short time I would seriously consider a crate inside. Save you the money and work of the run and a pup as old as this one once trained won't have any issue holding his bowels for 4-5 hours at a time. They tend to just sleep while your gone anyway and if you worry about him tearing the crate up just carabiner the doors shut and zip tie all the sides for added strength.

_________________
Creating a Dog Run  Egwab0VCreating a Dog Run  Egwam5Creating a Dog Run  N37SqqdCreating a Dog Run  N37Sm5Creating a Dog Run  XcwxC0CCreating a Dog Run  Xcwxm5
Back to top Go down
showjumperachel
Newborn
Newborn
showjumperachel

Male Join date : 2015-06-23
Location : California

Creating a Dog Run  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Creating a Dog Run    Creating a Dog Run  EmptyWed Oct 17, 2018 3:02 pm

Oh, I think we will definitely be utilizing the crate, I'm just not sure if he's had any previous crate training. I did ask the rescue, but they didn't respond to that question so I'm thinking no Smile. I'll for sure ask today when I go to meet him. Zip ties are a great idea!

Ultimately we will need to get the dog run built for days where we both happen to be gone a long time, or if we are having some sort of family party in the backyard. We are also getting some other landscaping done and so need a way to "protect" the nice part of the yard from the dog half Razz
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Creating a Dog Run  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Creating a Dog Run    Creating a Dog Run  Empty

Back to top Go down
 

Creating a Dog Run

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» Creating Crossbow building tutorial?
» creating grids
» New Iphone & Ipad app for SFG.
» Small compost on deck - need ideas
» wall of flowers

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum :: Advice and Discussion Forums :: Miscellaneous Questions-