Kennels @ Wayeh Alaskan Malamutes, Wayeh Alaskan Malamutes Today

Wayeh Kennels Through the Years

2003-4 - West Side of House (would become Downhill Kennels)

So I needed to solve some problems we had in the Beside the house kennels:

Gates on downhill side of kennel runs, so mess was washed into the walkway
Permanent wire in ground left gaps in the block for hair and mess to collect
Permanent wire was not tall enough after gravel was added
Extreme slope of ground meant kennels were very slick when wet

Here is the side yard before we started:
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Then the bulldozers came:
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We build a retaining wall:
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The airlock/sally port we set up as the main entrance:
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And we almost immediately ran into problems with the chainlink gates....
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So after investigation, we found PLATINUM series (Malamutes shred everything else, we know!)
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Building the kennels with dogs already in residence is a problem, but we had it to do...
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The configuration of north-south runs 5'x40' was too narrow and caused fence-fighting and tension in the runs because the dogs could not get away from each other, so we rotated the whole thing to make 4ea 10x20 runs
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Snow Feb 2006 on the completed side-yard kennels:


Wayeh Alaskan Malamutes & Tennessee Alaskan Malamute Rescue 
Page updated 05/18/2012

Wayeh Working Housedogs is built/maintained by
Sidney Helen Sachs
Spring City, TN 37381