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User Topic: Outdoor dog run flooring?
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Default  Posted: 10:13 AM, April 1st (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

With 3 dogs on the property, keeping up with the yard has been say the least.

So, we built a 10 x 25 pen. We will mostly use it as a place for the pups to do their business and they can run the yard also. So they won't be in there all the time.

But, I don't want the ground in the pen to become a pee filled mud puddle.

I was thinking concrete pavers with gravel between them for drainage could be hosed off easily and sanitized every so often.

Other ideas?

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Default  Posted: 10:20 AM, April 1st (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I would leave it dirt and or grass. Just make sure it is in an area with good drainage. Then you won't have the mud issues.

*edited to add*
I see it's already built. You can build up the "turf" or the ground so the area has good drainage.

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Default  Posted: 10:59 AM, April 1st (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My rescue person recommended the pavers with gravel.


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Default  Posted: 12:18 PM, April 1st (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

dirt and grass = mudwet mud.

We have gravel, just gravel. We wouldn't have had a yard left if we didn't have the dog pen. We have 4 jumbo dogs. We keep up on the poop and then every few months we use rock salt or lime to disinfect. Works pretty well. The fancy term I have heard for this is "poop gardens".

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Default  Posted: 12:24 PM, April 1st (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

pulverized limestone compacted You still need to pick up the poops but mothernature will take care of the rest.

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Posts: 334 | Registered: Oct 2011 | From: milwaukee
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Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, April 1st (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Pulverized limestone will end up hard like concrete.

I think the concrete Roman pavers would be good. They come in a variety of colors, so you could even make a mosaic on the ground for your dogs to poop on. Not going to suggest any particular subjects for the mosaic, I am sure you have your own preferences.

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