~*~Home Sweet Home~*~
Well, I finally have my
computer up and running, for now!, and I have a couple of shots of the
kennels today. I kept the old page about laying the cement blocks.
The link to that page is Our
so here are some pics of our kennel
taken Aug 2007
No flowers this year. Next year we will have our
baskets back up again.
We use plants and flowers that work as natural bug repellants, such as
Marigolds, Citronella and Petunias.
The average kennel is 20 x 12 feet with one to two dogs in it,
however the corner kennels and the kennels at the back are larger and can
have three, possibly four living together. It all depends on who gets along
with who. The runs are large enough that
the dogs can play and zoom about when ever they want, in their own yards.
Our kennels are always right by the house for safety sake. You can see the
house in the top corner.
We have nice big kennels for the dogs, and a large play yard for supervised
fun. We do not leave our fur-kids in large groups or loose in a large area,
it is far too dangerous! It would only take a few seconds for one dog to
find a way out of a yard and then take absolutely everyone else with them!
Or, if there was a squabble over something, it could be a disaster. Picture
a pack fight, or a bunch of dogs picking on one! It may be more work to keep
individual kennels rather than just letting them all run amuck in a pen, but
the safety factor alone makes the work and expense of kenneling them in
personal runs worth it.
After all, no one can be standing there absolutely ALL the time within arm's
In the summer we use tarps in addition to the
dog houses and the natural shade from the trees, however the tarps come down
as soon as snow season is upon us and stay down until we are sure that
the last snowfall is done. No use putting up tarps that will be collapsed
and destroyed by a snowfall over night. In Edmonton this means that the
tarps go up around the end of May, and come down in October some time. Our
warm, sunny months are July, August and sometimes September.
The back kennels are about 40 x 25 feet.
I love the trees, the dogs love the pinecones!
The dogs love burning it up in the huge play
yard, but I have to mow it!
I will be adding more info on
the kennels, flooring, fencing, dog houses etc as soon as I get a chance.
Shannon de Bruin BSc Ag
phone is 780-298-7747
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