Padding for Dog Boxes?

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Padding for Dog Boxes?

Post by JWP58 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:14 pm

Besides spending 80 bucks for a brand name dog box pad, what do you guys use?
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Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Post by campgsp » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:53 pm

Blanket or straw

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Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Post by philrosenbaum » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:28 pm

The mud river pad is like 22 bucks, it's very nice

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Post by Brazosvalleyvizslas » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:32 pm

Yep, Mud River. I've had mine for over 4yrs and they look like new.

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Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Post by Willie Hunter » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:41 pm

I use line cook cooking mats and put a blanket on top. It has worked well for my dogs.

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Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Post by prairiefirepointers » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:52 pm

Interlocking Ergo mats from lowes... They come in a 4pk. 24" Square. One package is $20 and will floor a 46 x 46 2 hole dogbox. I know because I just did my new custom built box for my black pickup. I use prairie hay in my big Owens Pro on my flatbed pickup because its not insulated. This new box is insulated, so I am excited to see how warm it stays in there this season.
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Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Post by Christopher » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:00 pm

I was using carpet samples from the carpet store, at a buck a piece I'd toss a few in and it worked great. Lately, I've been using some old bath towels, they seem to work fine. The dogs like them because they push them around however they want.

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Post by jimbo&rooster » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:54 am

Straw. Its cheap.

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Post by jimbo&rooster » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:55 am

Straw. Its cheap.

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Post by Britts522 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:31 am

moving blankets

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Post by JWP58 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:36 am

Britts522 wrote:moving blankets
Great idea. Kinda stuff I was looking for...
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Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:49 am

About anything that is cheap, absorbant, possesses a bit of insulative value, gives some padding to the nether regions, replaceable so moisture does not develop into mildew, has no part of it that a chewing dog would find toxic...I reckon that would be best found in some variety of clean, weed-free straw.
So...straw.

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Post by birddog1968 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:09 am

I have horse mats in the bottom of mine, in winter just add grass hay.
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Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Post by JWP58 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:28 pm

Thanks to this post, I got some good ideas and acted on one. Just bought a saddle blanket that fits in my owens like it was made for it. Saddle blanket and an old fleece blanket and my britt should be pretty comfy..
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Post by jimbo&rooster » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:10 pm

Im leary of blankets and stuff.... Ive had some chewers/shredders that I would be afraid would swallow torn pieces.

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Post by JWP58 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:26 pm

jimbo&rooster wrote:Im leary of blankets and stuff.... Ive had some chewers/shredders that I would be afraid would swallow torn pieces.

Jim
Ya I only put that in one side, the side where my male britt goes. He's very good about not chewing. Now the 11wk old female i just got....lol not so much!
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Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Post by prairiefirepointers » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:22 pm

Destructive chewers and kennel slobs don't make it around here, unless they're a puppy and haven't been "Learnt" yet. :lol:
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Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Post by jimbo&rooster » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:15 pm

prairiefirepointers wrote:Destructive chewers and kennel slobs don't make it around here, unless they're a puppy and haven't been "Learnt" yet. :lol:
All of mine were coyote hounds..... manners heck, most didnt know they even had a name. haha

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Re: Padding for Dog Boxes?

Post by duckn66 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:17 am

I use pieces of carpeting.

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