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    Hi guys, long time!

    Just wondering if anyone knows where to get a cheap (but good quality) dog run for my two girls?

    We are currently looking for a new rental property, and whatever place we find (which of course would have to allow my girls) we would like to make a long term home for us, so I have decided during the day while the girls are outside I would like to have a large dog run type thing for them, one which would keep them away from the house as they have started chewing at wooden things ( door frames etc), and I also want to be able to have separate areas for them and the kids when needed so as to not have the kids stepping in any doodoo's when they go outside to play.

    Does anyone know of a good place to look for BUDGET dog run's, or would a picket fence with a gate type thing be suitable for them?

    Thanks guys.

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    G'day I don't know where you live, but many places sell portable dog runs such as carrington kennels, colwestern etc, alternatively its quite chea to diy with star pickets and either dog wire tacked on, or those stratco fencing panels which just slip over the star pickets. Personally I have done 100 mill posts and dog wire for a dog yard. very cheap.

    Also if your dog is a climber then you might want to thoink about an inverted to for a fence, diggers need a barrier etc.

    I built my dog yard for about 400 but its huge with posts and 100m of wire.
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    thanks heaps for the advice! i am thinking a DIY thing is probably best, it looks as though its alot cheaper and I can do it the way i want i guess.. ie dimensions, shape etc

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    Mum and dad made one out of a bird aviary.

    It looked a little like this, but they put an extra 'room' inside to act as the sleeping area.


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    I have been looking at the large chicken coops for mine LOL

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    Thats awesome! not sure it would allow my girls much "home excercise" though. Sasha is walked every day, pippa not yet until she has her last needles, what size of something of this sort would be ok for them. would i put them together? i ask because i see all the commercially made dog runs separate all the dogs into their own areas..

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    I was thinking the same thing lala, I am just unsure as to how large it would need to be for two cockers....???

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    I was thinking the same thing lala, I am just unsure as to how large it would need to be for two cockers....???
    Well I found one that is 2 metres long, 2 metres high and 1.7 wide.

    Thats not that big, but you can buy extentions that are like 2 or 3 metres long and I think that would be OK.

    I have a 40kg dog and a tiny dog and I reckon with an extention itd be fine for them size wise. Its just the strength im worried about

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    Mine.

    wire mesh and star posts. Garden shed for shelter, 3 huge trees for shade, gravity fed water bowl as well as a clamshell pool.







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    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    LOL didee at the air lock.

    Dont they just bash through that wire? Is it into the ground?

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