We got snow!
2003-5 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.
The side yard before the dozers.
Then the dozers came.
We build a retaining wall.
The airlock/sally port we set up as the main entrance.
And we almost immediately ran into problems with the double-gate chainlink panels. Malamutes are destructive when they get a chance.
So after investigation, we found www.optionsplus.com PLATINUM series (Malamutes shred everything else, we know!)
Building the kennels with dogs already in residence is a problem, but we had it to do because of a 22-Malamute rescue from Chattanooga.
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 10×20 runs.
Snow Feb 2006 on the completed side-yard kennels.
2006+ East & South Side Rebuild (Would become Uphill Kennels & Agility Yard)
Meanwhile, we brought the dozers back and flattened the back yard and the existing gravel/permanent fence kennels and once graded smooth and sloping away from the house, we started building those kennels.
Then the snows arrived — a normal East Tennessee snow 1.5″. Melted off by 2pm the next day, everything was fine.