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Hello,
I'm wondering what everyone uses or recommends for ground cover in their dog kennels. My kennel/backyard had grass which this winter has withered to dirt/mud (mainly due to the addition of another dog). My dogs do have an elevated deck area where their houses are and they mainly hang out there (this deck area is also shaded in the summer). I don't want to invest in concrete and was thinking of small rock or gravel. The only concern I have with this option is that it may get hot in the summer. There is a concreted walkway around the area i'm trying to cover but it can get to 90-100 degrees where I live. Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations.

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Matt
 

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Matt,

All my kennels are concrete, I just felt that looking long term that posed the best option as far as clean up and maintenace.

However, a friend of mine used the large river rock imbedded on sand. He seems pretty happy with it. I'm just not sure how it holds up after frequent washings. As far heat goes, as long as you have adequate shade and ventilation it shouldn't be a problem.

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I think if you take a look at concrete on a cost basis it really is fairly cheap unless you are putting in a ton of it. It will make it much easier to keep clean and has the added benefit of keeping your dogs tonails a manageable length. I have found everything else is just to much of a problem to keep neat and clean.
 

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concrete it and lay hay down in it in the winter months or make it a house dog and work at a kennel like me.... now thats spoiled :getdown:
 

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Well thanks again for all your info. I didn't consider the clean up factor, I guess concrete might be worth it if it saves me cleaning time! I hope you all had a great hunting season, duck is done this year in Colorado the only thing left is a late light goose season. Thanks again and good luck if you're still blastin!!!!

MATT
 
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