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    Dog Shelter?

    Not wanting to reinvent the wheel (unless I have too) I thought I would ask...

    Anyone know of an ultra light weight DIY shelter design for a medium to large dog I can string up under my HH. I hike with my lab and he really doesn't get comfortable just curling up under my hammock at night; he seems to stay alert and on guard most of the night. I am thinking if I provide him with some shelter the (hopefully) increased sense of security will allow him to rest better. Thoughts?
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    interested!
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    I have a lab too and have been wanting to find a good solution. Consider me interested too!
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    Make it four (or five?)...I have a lab and a lab-Aussie cattle dog mix...the latter is a real guard dog too!

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    I use an older REI cyrysalis solo for my 72 lb mix mutt...she has a happy place and I have protection for my gear!! It is really low to the ground so it fits slightly to the side of the hammock and fully under the tarp...wally world blue pad under her and she is a happy girl.

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    my boyfriend and I were thinking something along these lines for the Rotti. Haven't tried it yet but it seems like a not bad idea
    http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Summit-Mos.../dp/B001PR06VK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debi Jaytee View Post
    my boyfriend and I were thinking something along these lines for the Rotti. Haven't tried it yet but it seems like a not bad idea
    http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Summit-Mos.../dp/B001PR06VK
    looks nice but my girl is a scaredy cat and likes to not be able to see out much!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dink712 View Post
    looks nice but my girl is a scaredy cat and likes to not be able to see out much!!
    Then the option I threw out to you may work, just throw a light weight piece of nylon over the screened area. You can probably find the lighter weight and better price ones on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debi Jaytee View Post
    my boyfriend and I were thinking something along these lines for the Rotti. Haven't tried it yet but it seems like a not bad idea
    http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Summit-Mos.../dp/B001PR06VK
    Quote Originally Posted by dink712 View Post
    looks nice but my girl is a scaredy cat and likes to not be able to see out much!!
    Samwise is crate trained and I am pretty sure he would like his own little space. We (the family) went car camping recently and my son could not find his rain fly so I took my Hubba Hubba out just in case he needed to stay dry. Well the dog slept in the tent alone and happy all night... which is what set me on this train of thought. Like your girl, dink712, I don’t think he wants to see out much...like his crate at home. Looking at it online, I am thinking I might be able to mock up something similar to the Sea to Summit thing out of solid ripstop. Should be light, just the weight of the fabric and a couple tent stakes. Tie the top to my suspension…maybe a piece of poly pad as a floor/winter insulation....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debi Jaytee View Post
    my boyfriend and I were thinking something along these lines for the Rotti. Haven't tried it yet but it seems like a not bad idea
    http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Summit-Mos.../dp/B001PR06VK
    I'd been thinking about DIYing something for our girls, and I really like the idea of this. Keeps the bugs off 'em too, which is nice. Though something else'd have to be figured out for weather protection. Think it's a good start for sure, though.

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