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yard set ups

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by southrenman, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. hi i will be moveing soon and would like to see pics of your yard set ups for ideas on how to set my yard any help will be greatful thanks southrenman :)
  2. Marty

    Marty Banned

    What kind of setups will you be useing?

    Chains, kennels or what?
  3. i will be useing both but mostly chains the kennels are for breeding pups and whelping most of my older dogs are on chains
  4. Marty

    Marty Banned

    Here's some how to photos...



    O rings through the collar...


    Axle drove in the ground...


    We try to keep rock dust down on all the runs to keep the dogs out of the mud...


    Hope this helps ;)
  5. youngheeler

    youngheeler Big Dog

    nice pics marty this should be a sticky thread
    Nikita likes this.

    SPFDOGS Guest

    Nice pics and setup..Exactly the same as mine (not the rck dust), except I bury the axle..
    Stone Shark likes this.
  7. DMFrazier

    DMFrazier Pup

    nice set up and dogs
  8. jr102770

    jr102770 Pup

    How big should the axle be?
    How do you put the axle deep into the ground?
    Where can i get the pieces like the o-ring?
  9. Marty

    Marty Banned

    The axle is just a rear axle out of a car/truck there about 3 ft long drive it in with a sledge hammer... the O rings you get at a hardware store/tractor supply has them also ;)
    cutt likes this.
  10. TG1982

    TG1982 Pup

    What's Going On Fellas.

    Hey Southernman I Strongly Recommend The Setup That Marty Is Telling You To Use. It Is Very Durable. That Axle Will Not Come Out The Ground. You Just Have To Check The Hardware On The Actual Chain Setup For Wear And Tear. It Will Last You A Long Time. I Showed A Couple Of Fellas I Run With This Setup They Have Not Complained About Another One Of Their Apbt's Running Free Or Breaking LoOse In The Last Six Months. When I Get A Yard Mine Will Be Setup Like His Rock Dust And All. So Follow Marty's Advice He Know His Stuff. Just Be Sure You Check Hardware On Chain Setup Often.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 20, 2008
  11. Marty

    Marty Banned

    This is what their talking about looking for, I failed to post it sorry... link wear...


    As time goes on you have to check for this daily soon this dog would get loose :rolleyes:
    RobinHood likes this.
  12. Nikita

    Nikita Big Dog

    Good Info thank very much


    where did you get that chain from ? any sites mate
  14. cheese

    cheese Top Dog

    Go to the hardware store:cool:
  15. ANCHOR

    ANCHOR Guest

    i just thought i would add to this thread with the set up i use.
    its an over head cable pulley system and it works a treat provided you have the space for it.
    i also use a small type kennel run or cage if you like for bitches with pups or a dog that i need to restrict movement because of illness or injury.
    heres a couple of pix although they arnt the best quality photos i hope you get the idea.

    cable pulley set up. also have a fence around the main yard to keep other animals out. i have since up graded the fence with 8ft chain mesh.
    this set up is on a hill and the main kennel is on the lower side. i have another kennel or shade house at the top where i have a water system and feed. this way they dont become lazy, they have to come up the hill for feed and water. the cables are aprox. 200ft long and the dogs stay in great shape.

    this is the kennel at the bottom end of the run. they have a inner and outer wall and are insulated. also they are elevated up off the ground with a small entrance and i use straw for the bedding.

    this is what i refure to as the small kennel run or the cage. this is great for the dam and her pups. i can leave the pups in here and let mum out for a break or vise-versa. also great for an ill or injured dog to keep a close eye on them and keep them clean.

    hope this gives you some other ideas that can be very beneficial.


    p.s. marty i think your yard looks great. i was and still am a fan of the ol axle chain set up, but if ya have the space, cable/pulley runs are a good thing.
    as with any set up they key is maintain it. 1 plus i do find with the cable/pulley set up is that chains and links dont get worn out even nearly as much, and as for the pulleys themselfs i hardly ever have to touch them apart from the odd spray of grease.
    if you keep in mind, every time you feed just take 2 more minutes and have a bit of a look over things and you should never have any drama's.

    thanx, D'S.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 5, 2009
  16. chinasmom

    chinasmom CH Dog

    That looks real nice D's.. I wish I had more room for a cable run.
  17. Rebs

    Rebs Banned

    great set up D's! i am a fan of cable pulleys. aireal style not the ones on the ground.
  18. ducho13

    ducho13 Big Dog

    Why is it I can't see Marty's pictures?
  19. forty6mantis

    forty6mantis Big Dog

    nice setup Marty and D's! hey D's do you by chance have the blueprints on those houses? wow those are well made!!! much props on those.
  20. cutt

    cutt CH Dog

    yeah D that house look like quality from here. :D

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