(Closed) Concrete Slab for Dog

posted 4 months ago in Home
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Why have a dog just to keep it outside…

knotyet :  

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

A small slab would be easy to rip up! Do whatever works for you I don’t think that would deter me from buying a house I love

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I have a dog so i would think thats super cool. Even if I didnt have a dog I wouldnt worry about it, definitely not a deal breaker.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

A solution to this problem is to let the dog inside 🙁

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Concrete is very hard on a dogs pads n claws. Most breeders use pea gravel on the base of their dog runs. A few inches thick and they won’t dig and it won’t be muddy. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

futuremrs2020 :   wander :  I agree with this sentiment. 

knotyet :  while I don’t mean to be rude, I truly don’t understand making any financial investment this animal that is just left to be outside. Rather, if he’s not allowed indoors with the family, left out in the rain/sun/other elements, why do you wish to keep him? I spend hella $$$ on my dog because I have a true bond with him. He’s in my face (literally) every time I come home. I cannot imagine having a real relationship with an animal that’s so disconnected from me that he’s gotta stay outside. Why do you have a dog? 

 

Again, I *really* don’t mean this in a rude way, as I know tone/intent can be difficult to read on the internet—I’m genuinely curious. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Right? My dogs are on the couch next to me now, I can’t imagine leaving them outside by themselves. I also grew up with really big dogs, and they were inside dogs so I don’t think size matters since OP might as she mentioned the dogs size… 

happiekrappie :  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We have a larger 35kg /80lb dog and although he spends time inside hes predominantly an outside animal! Dogs are perfectly fine outside and I don’t love my dog any less just because he doesn’t get on the furniture or sleep indoors! He’s well fed, used to be walked twice a day (he’s now thirteen so doesn’t need the intensive exercise), has an insulated kennel and he’s definitely well cared for.

OP – we have a kennel and run that was on a concrete slab at our previous property and we didn’t receive any negative feedback from our realtor regarding the concrete. I think it sound like a sensible idea and any potential owners could always put a portable spa or hot tub on the slab!

 knotyet :  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

“Large dogs are not well suited for indoors” I imagine you must have repeated this nonsense to yourself enough times that you actually think it’s true. It sounds like the dog is a BURDEN to you, quite frankly. After all, this living creature you “claim” is a part of your family and “loved” isn’t “suited” to be in your house? Doesn’t sound like much of a loved family member. 

And I DO mean to be rude. People like you have no business having pets. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I know plenty of large dogs who very happily live inside, dogs are social creatures and shouldn’t be confined to a small area in your back garden. It makes me really sad that you think a dog sleeping on a wooden pallet with tarp over it in the rain and mud is a good life, that sounds horrendous. 

Bring the dog inside or give him to someone who can provide him with the life he deserves, because there’s more to owning a dog than just giving them food and walking them.  

Post # 14
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Worker bee

DeniseSecunda :  seriously??? Because there’s only one way to own a dog right? Please.

OP, your dog is fine. We too have an outside dog and it’s a lot smaller, we live in a sub tropical climate so winter is pretty mild and my dog likes it outside where we have a large yard. He has a kennel, shade and a downstairs covered area under the house. A dog doesn’t need to be allowed on furniture, beds and inside 90% of the time to be loved and part of the family. 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

Add me to  the chorus of why  have a dog, a gregarious animal, loving  to be around its people   and then keep it outside  alone on a concrete slab covered by a tarp . Sounds  like dog prison to me . 

I just cannot fathom it. 

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