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    Kristy, I am not keen on the electric stuff, shes just a tiny wee thing. Also she is very determined once she sets her mind to something so I think she'd just go hard. I think it's the foxy in her LOL

    Di dee, that sounds like something to think about. We are not too stressed about looks either (back fence already looks terrible LOL) but not sure about the putting it in the ground (we want to be able to move it occasionally so they arent just weeing in the same place all day everyday)

    Newfsie, weldmesh could be a goer. Looks similar to what it has on the sides of the coop. I am just concerned about feet getting hurt but in saying that, I dont know if they will be running round in it, probably not, I think they sleep most of the day and wait for zoomies til we are out there. Most of their play is play fighting and rolling round so might be OK.

    Chook house is pretty flash eh...I think its gorgeous and really suits perfectly for Pippi...

    It's a shame we dont have a large concrete area to put it on.

    I did see some things you attach to the corners and plant in the groun, almost like tent pegs that we would use.

    Another thing I have been looking at too is lining the inner edge with bricks, that would put Pippi off digging if shes not right at the fence line (mind you, she has stopped digging at the fence so maybe she won't do it....arggh I dont know).

    Thanks guys, have given me a bit to think about anyway. For now, she is relegated to being inside anyway so she can't escape.

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    If you can't make modifications to the actual yard/ground maybe some mesh, like small chicken wire along the ground curved up towards the fence secured down with tent pegs (those pegs with the hooked ends). That way there is no edge to dig into as it curves away from where the fence and ground meet.
    That way it won't kill the grass and you don't have to dig up the yard laying it underneath.

    If you are allowed to dig up part of the yard then underground mesh is the way to go, we did this with our rabbits, just dug down an inch or 2, layed the mesh then filled it back in.

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    Have you looked at getting several lengths of the right sized mesh and making a run it will be stronger than a bought one and can be cut with basic tools and turned or bent to the shape you want, for floors if you can get old plastic bread crates they do not rust not hurt dogs feet and you can throw sand over them to look better and be more comfortable.

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    We have actually dug into the ground along the fence lines, just straight down to bury some of the puppy mesh there. But yea CL, perhaps tent pegging it inside a run will be the way to go.

    Minibulls, you mean the mesh panels right that are kinda premade and you just connect them? Thos eplastic things you are talking about, I did actually see some plastic flooring for dog runs on a site the other day which I thought I could get to go over a mesh base if need be.

    I keep looking around at different ideas but probably will just keep her inside for the next few weeks until I decide which option is going to be the best/strongest and most cost effective.

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