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    Question ground cover for kennel

    My parents got a kennel to put outside for their dog so that they can put him out there when they have company b/c he is aggresive towards stranges and if he is put in a room he barks constantly. well he has worn the grass out already and has started to dig holes and now it is just drit. we have to bathe him everyday b-4 he comes in. what could we put in the kennel to help the drit and maybe stop his digging. i was thinking about ceder chips???

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    A rubber horse stall matt.

    They are made of rubber and are large, a dog can't dig through them. You can get one of these in 3/4 inch or 1/2 inch. You buy them at any horse feed supply store or you can get them at a agricultural store for livestock.

    I use them in our trailer for our horses. If a horse can't paw through them a dog can't eitehr and they are REALLY heavy so they will not move easily.
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    I reccomend Ken-L Tiles, www.petedge.com has them, they are expensive, and unlike rubber mats allow urine to go into the earth.

    The dog sounds like he is very bored, what about toys in the kennel?
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    Good point Rottie I never thought about that. There are stall mats that have holes in them that allow the urine to go through them if you have a clay floor. But I was actually thinking of the solid rubber ones. Also I was thinking of dog house and not so much a run.


    I think the tile are a good idea too
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    I layed down bricks and gravel in all our kennels.Brick kennels for the dogs that dig and gravel for the rest.Bricks can be purchased for about 57 cents a piece st k-mart.
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    Horse stall mats are a Great idea except for the feces being trapped underneath and ANTS!!
    We move are Kennels, once they get to dirty and the grass is worn away, we move it to another location in the yard.

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    I use pine straw in the dog yard, it does help with the mud and if you put it thick enough they don't really dig it up. Plus when it is fresh the dogs smell great.

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