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Tanks kingdom

Discussion in 'DIY Dog projects' started by Skatchkeb, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Skatchkeb

    Skatchkeb Jr Member

    FB_IMG_1560294848179.jpg Started a kennel/garage/mudroom project for tank. My fiance is allergic to dogs, and its a damn dobermam velcro bud. So im building a tank friendly system where hell have access to the garage, the kennel and the mudroom for hes gotta stay home.

    Heres what I got done in the first day of the project. Im building an access gate and installing a dog door to the garage. Also landscaping and decorating. Figured id start a thread to show updates as I go.

     
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  2. Tropicalbri's

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    He doesn’t have to be outside in his area all the time does he?

    This really sucks that your fiancé has pet allergies.
    You have really got your work cut out for yourself to eliminate the dander from sloughing skin cells and saliva mists from your environment. I would remove carpets and drapes, overstuffed fabric furniture and rugs from the home as these are loaded with allergens. Clean fans, baseboards, wall hangings, walls, Knick knacks etc. because they will have a fine coating of dander on them. Also if you use cheese cloth over your heating/AC vents that will help capture the allergen particles and not recirculate it throughout the house. Also limiting where Tank can go in the house will help cut down on the dander (skin cells). I would invest in several air purifiers that trap allergens. Wash him and his bedding and do a deep detail interior clean of your home. I used to do post pet cleaning of homes so I know how detailed it has to be because the sloughing skin cells from pets and humans are like a grey talc floating around. When you empty your vacuum and see all that grey powdery yuck, it’s DNA from humans and pets. :eek: Make sure your vacuum has a hepa filter and clean your vacuum thoroughly after each use.
    It isn’t the pet hair that produces a reaction, it’s the skin cells (dander), saliva and urine that cause allergic response. Some pets cause extreme allergic response and others don’t cause any response or very little response.
    Just remind her to take allergy medication before coming over to reduce the symptoms, unless she is living with you already.
    Good job on Tank’s kingdom. :p
     
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  3. Skatchkeb

    Skatchkeb Jr Member

    We know all of that and do EVERYTHING to reduce dander, the point of him having access to the three rooms is for when im not home and he cant come with me. This way he can get into the mudroom portion of the house for heat and comfort, the garage for his bedroom and food, kennel for potty. And that will be his official living quarters.
     
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  4. Skatchkeb

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    The access gate will be locked, and only used when i clean his kennel. Otherwise hell be going through a dog door im installing on the garage. If im home hes usually outside with me working. He gets plenty of work and fun. Im kindve a velcro master, so if im around hes with me.
     
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  5. I’m allergic to dogs and cats and I have my Dobe and 2 cats aha couldn’t live a life without my pets.

    It really dose suck having allergies to animals especially when you love them.

    Although I just let myself suffer ahah
     
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  6. Skatchkeb

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    Weve got two cats and a dobe too... she puts up with it and takes steroids or whatever, she has an inhaler too. Hes really getting his own section of the house. Hes pretty spoiled. We also have 3 top shelf airfilter machines on each floor and change the house air filters on schedule. Vaccuum and dust as well. Hes definitely not going anywhere haha.
     
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  7. Skatchkeb

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    Day 2, built the gate and garage access point

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  8. Steveh0429

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    He's beautiful...how old?
     
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  9. Skatchkeb

    Skatchkeb Jr Member

    7.5 months
     
  10. Ddski5

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    Ragnar hits our garage doggie door like a skier hits a ramp...Mach10.

    I have the steel door hidden in case somebody wants to put it on, they have to come to me first.
     
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  11. Ravenbird

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    Wow, you're a fast builder and it looks professional - Tank will have nothing but the best!

    I was told about 20 - 30 years ago by a friend who was going to law school to never put up a Beware of Dog sign, as it would be an admission of guilt in court of law that you were aware that you had a dangerous dog, should anyone ever sue you over a dog problem. There are signs such as Dog on Premises that are more neutral. Also that was such a long time ago & maybe that advice is not relevant anymore.
     
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  12. Doberman Gang

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    My signage just says security dogs.
     
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  13. Tropicalbri's

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    In Florida signage is important when deciding dog bite responsibility. A Beware of Dog Sign has been deemed insufficient due to the inability of those 6 yrs old and under to read and understand the sign. So the state has stated that signage should read “Bad Dog”. Kids know the word bad so this is a sign that will reduce the property owners liability. They also recommend that a No Trespassing sign be in place as this will also favor the property owner should a bite or attack occur on the property.
    I personally resent that I need to inform JQP that my dog or dogs are ‘bad dogs’ when in reality they are trained guard dogs by breed.
    I chose to put No Trespassing signs up in front yard and Trained K-9 Protected Premises on the fence. The No Trespassing sign will be the important sign if a bite occurs and will protect the property owner. The State also recommends putting up security cameras so that a visual is recorded in determining if the dog was provoked into biting. It appears the big issue with signage is kids 6 and under understanding exactly what the sign means. Seems to me it’s on the parents to teach their kids to never enter a property without permission or escorted by an adult or property owner. Each state is different but I believe Colorado and Florida are the 2 states that require Bad Dog signs to limit liability for the property owner.
     
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  14. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Wow. If there are kids under 6 wandering around opening doors and gates to places they don’t belong, can I hang a ‘Bad Parent’ sign around their parents neck?
     
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  15. Tropicalbri's

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    Perhaps I should have a sign made that says “No Kids Allowed” with the kid in the circle and line drawn through it. :D
     
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  16. Tropicalbri's

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    Sorry @Skatchkeb i think we hijacked your thread.:threadjacked:
     
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  17. Skatchkeb

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    Thanks guys. And yeah I do contracting work so these things dont take me long. The access gate with the sign on it will have a padlock, its only purpose is for maintanence. The sign is temporary for pictures sake, it was 1.50$ at meijer. Im gonna go try to hunt down some old metal letters so i can just put his name up on it. Hes loving his doggy door, even tho his kennel isnt ready yet hes figured out that thats HIS door.
     
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  18. Skatchkeb

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    Im kinda weird tho so im actually shopping thrift stores for babydolls for him as a toy in his kennel. Maybe a human skeleton.
     
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  19. Ravenbird

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    Halloween will be fun at your place, I just know it!
     
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  20. Ravenbird

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    oops, I think it's my fault. After I made that statement I googled it around and of course all the state laws are different, but you are right, across the board No Trespassing is the best for liability purposes. I commented because of another thread recently where a newly adopted dog bit someone.
     
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