Monday, March 18, 2013

Containing Koda

Koda 6 weeks
As most of you probably already know, I got a German Shepherd puppy last march. I got him AKC registered, six weeks old and full.. I mean "full" of energy. At times I didn't think we would survive "puppy stage"!!

  I did thankfully and Koda is now a very big puppy. He still has lots of energy and needs to be contained while I am away and not there to keep an eye on him. We have lots of kennels, but that's not the problem. He has gotten too smart and learnt how to open gates or escape in some manner, so I decided to build him a pen.
A Pen large enough that I don't mind leaving him in when we go on vacation and tough enough that he can't escape. I went out back and found a pile of "old" lumber (which means the pen isn't straight at spots because of twisted lumber.) But it was free, so I made due and tried to over look that part. I went through the pile and picked out the lumber that wasn't too bad. Justin was nice enough plant all seven posts for me. I had help from a few smaller siblings at time too.

Ok... you'll have to over look the mess, cause when I build things, things lay everywhere. I am not very organized in that area. I had an idea how I wanted it and the one thing I wanted was his dog house to be off the ground. I had Justin put in three poles, so I could go ahead and start on that.

I got that finished and then he went ahead and put in the other posts. I don't have any wire to work with and the object is to build it for free (minus a couple things like, screws, saw blade, etc..). I didn't want to spend any money on fencing, so I...
... used more lumber!! :) Believe me.. it is time consuming, but I think it will keep him in. :) I hope :-/ More like it better keep him in!! He should appreciate all I am doing for him and with that thought he should be nice enough not to try to get out!! :)

I will post a picture once it is completed.

1 comment:

  1. Wow your dog will be living in style once his pen is built! :) looks great so far!