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#3613954 - 03/12/14 09:20 AM Re: Kennel floor???? [Re: farmin68]
rabbit hunter
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 Originally Posted By: farmin68
 Originally Posted By: rabbit hunter
I have always had good luck with pea gravel.


I like the idea of pea gravel, but I wonder about the dogs slinging it outside the kennel. Sand would work well and could be broadcasted over the property when the kennel is moved.

Sawdust might be worth a look as well.


I go around the bottom with a 2x6, or anything will work to hold the gravel in. It is very easy to keep clean and massages their pads.
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#3613996 - 03/12/14 09:56 AM Re: Kennel floor???? [Re: rabbit hunter]
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Ever thought about rubber mulch? Like on playgrounds. All it is is ground up tires but has no metal at all left in it. Concrete is just too hard on the animal!! Horse stall mats work well too but they are expensive.
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#3614052 - 03/12/14 10:45 AM Re: Kennel floor???? [Re: Kritter Gitter]
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I built a 11x11 (to fit a 10x10 kennel) frame and used wood 6' dog eared wood fence slats as the base. I left 1/4 inch gaps in between each slat to let stuff drain or fall through.

I just sweep it off every few days and pressure wash it every other month or so.

I have this whole thing elevated on cinder blocks.

I got the idea here -> http://www.covemountainkennels.com/kennel-floors/


Edited by DntBrnDPig (03/12/14 10:47 AM)
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#3614084 - 03/12/14 11:08 AM Re: Kennel floor???? [Re: farmin68]
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Good post I'm in the process of putting in a floor for my kennel leaning towards the pavers or concrete if we move I'd expand it and say it was a patio
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#3614535 - 03/12/14 06:22 PM Re: Kennel floor???? [Re: DntBrnDPig]
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 Originally Posted By: DntBrnDPig
I built a 11x11 (to fit a 10x10 kennel) frame and used wood 6' dog eared wood fence slats as the base. I left 1/4 inch gaps in between each slat to let stuff drain or fall through.

I just sweep it off every few days and pressure wash it every other month or so.

I have this whole thing elevated on cinder blocks.

I got the idea here -> http://www.covemountainkennels.com/kennel-floors/


So I am thinking, perhaps wooden pallets, I know where plenty are and if my thinking is correct they will fit right inside the kennel walls. They will drain and keep dogs from digging. May be problem solved....
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#3614685 - 03/12/14 08:10 PM Re: Kennel floor???? [Re: leader]
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I have had concrete in the past and it is nice. However I moved and now have ruff sawn white oak I am still able to shovel and spray out when needed. This will be the 5th year I have had the floor

Edited by DNDHUNTAHOLIC88 (03/12/14 08:12 PM)

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#3614734 - 03/12/14 08:50 PM Re: Kennel floor???? [Re: Tennessee Lead]
gator-n-buck
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Registered: 10/22/08
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Loc: Knox, TN / Palatka, FL

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Go buy some of those 99 cent 1 square foot blocks that are approx. 1 inch thick pads at Lowes. Easy to put down and easy to remove later. Used them in my sons dog pen and they have been there for 4 years and have done a great job. Easy to spray off and keeps the dog safe.
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#3614831 - 03/12/14 10:21 PM Re: Kennel floor???? [Re: gator-n-buck]
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If you are wanting something temporary try limestone ground to the consistency used to make blocks. You can put it in a 2x4 form the wet and tamp it and it will harden like concrete. You can scoop off of it and it naturally deodorizes. If you do move your kennel it can be scattered on the lawn, if you don't, it will be a good base to put concrete on.
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