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Old 05-08-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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Dog yard for the trailer

I spent most of today making a little 'dog yard' for our trailer.



Most of the time was spent trimming a panel to fit under the step. I took one panel and cut it into half and then cut one half in half again to make this three piece unit.



I trimmed the edges of the panels with some leftover Pex, and I want to get something soft to wrap the panels that might touch the sides of the trailer so it doesn't get scratched. It looks like it will work nicely though, I can open and close the door with it all set up.

We have a rally coming up and it's our new pup, Navi's, first trip. She's not as mellow as Barclay, our dog who has been camping with us since he was a pup. I thought this little yard would help prevent her running off, and also allow us to let them out for potty breaks without having to harness them up and all that. Plus a little extra space is always nice when you're all squeezed into a little trailer.

Does anyone else have a 'dog yard' they use when camping?
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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Some places we camp do not allow cages of any kind and dogs can not be tied out. Hope it works for you. jim
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navi'sgate?

one minor leap and Navi's gone with the wind looks good, how does Stephanie navigate it? BTW, I never can figger any humorous play on words like ol' 2air....
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For some reason these guys have never jumped out of the pen. They're fast runners, but not much jumpers

The places we go are pretty rustic, so I'm thinking this will be fine. But it's good to know it wouldn't be ok in some places. They would never be left unattended either way.
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noodles

I am thinking that some of those "noodles" that are used in swimming pools might be rugged, yet soft enough for your edges on the wire so they don't rub the trailer. They are easily cut to lengths. Split and slip on?? Looks like a good solution for little dogs.
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Thats what I was thinkin Lou,nice for little dogs but Im not sure about the COPPER man. He would get out if he wanted.
Anyway nice job on the fence,should work fine.
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^Heater hose, vacuum line available at automotive store for cheap would be a good choice, less bulky and more resiliant. After seeing this post thats my plan. Thanks for posting OP!!! Great idea. My Bostons would jump right over but all I need to do is find a taller fence and make it happen with a "gate".
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We use this wireless fence at home, and just take it with us when travelling; PetSafe by ThePetStoreOnline.com: PetSafe PIF-300 Instant Wireless Dog Fence
It keeps our 70# lab safe, contained, and gives him the ability to "patrol" the entire camp site without being locked up, chained up, etc...

We are usually boondocking so we plug the transmitter into an inverter if we need to contain him. This system gives "Shadow" a great amount of freeedom and flexibility as you can adjust the range to suit your surroundings...up to 1/2 acre.

We wouldn't be without it...

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[I trimmed the edges of the panels with some leftover Pex, and I want to get something soft to wrap the panels that might touch the sides of the trailer so it doesn't get scratched.]


Some foam pipe insulation would work it is already split down the middle .Like a pool noodle but smaller.
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We use this wireless fence at home, and just take it with us when travelling; PetSafe by ThePetStoreOnline.com: PetSafe PIF-300 Instant Wireless Dog Fence
It keeps our 70# lab safe, contained, and gives him the ability to "patrol" the entire camp site without being locked up, chained up, etc...
B, you would trust your dogs life with it? Shadow would/couldn't decide to chase a car or a squirrel despite the wireless dog fence? The wireless dog fence makes me nervous and I think its thread appropriate:

Im totally ignorant when it comes to the wireless fences (ZERO personal experience), please school me (us) about your experience with the instant wireless dog fence. It sounds like something I should be considering for my Boston Terriers for boondocking. TYVM
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Me too! We have a Lab, a Husky and a Pyrenees/Lab mix, and we don't want to keep them in the trailer unless it's really necessary...
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B, you would trust your dogs life with it? Shadow would/couldn't decide to chase a car or a squirrel despite the wireless dog fence? The wireless dog fence makes me nervous and I think its thread appropriate:

Im totally ignorant when it comes to the wireless fences (ZERO personal experience), please school me (us) about your experience with the instant wireless dog fence. It sounds like something I should be considering for my Boston Terriers for boondocking. TYVM
Yes...he is that smart. It is suggested you spend 2 weeks training your dog...we spent one afternoon...he got "zapped" once...and he has NEVER gone into the zone again. The collar beeps to give a warning...if they continue...they get zapped.
The ultimate test for Shadow is when someone else walks by with another dog(s), or a squirrel runs by...he is VERY tempted...he has never...not once...gone through the zone. We live in a Historic sea port town and get lot's of Folks walking by...he has lots of temptation.
We are so confident that we will leave him in the yard for an entire work day (he has plenty of shade, food, water,shelter, etc) and he is perfectly fine and comfy.
While camping we have left him at the camper and been gone for several hours, he is lying under the awning sleeping when we return.

He knows that beep...and he will not mess with it.
Shadow is 4 1/2 now...and has used this wireless fence for ~ 4 years.
It is a much better alternative (for him and for us) then tieing him up or locking him in a small cage. He can roam our property (or a campsite) freely and safely.
Keep in mind; he is a med size (70#) very active breed...and we have never had an incident.
Will it work for your dog? Don't know....
It has been great for us...

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What about other animals ,dogs, crossing into his zone?
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What about other animals ,dogs, crossing into his zone?
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This is why the electric fence won't work for me. It doesn't prevent other animals from coming in.
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