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Stable matting in dog run?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by fearless freddy, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. fearless freddy

    fearless freddy PetForums Newbie

    Jun 5, 2010
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    I am thinking of buying some heavy duty rubber stable matting for my outdoor dog run but wonder whether it will get too hot for the dogs feet during summer. Anyone have experience with stable matting? Thanks, Freddy
  2. keeleyjane19

    keeleyjane19 Guest

    Concrete can become scorching in direct sun too, so rubber matting sounds a good idea, you can always chuck water on it now and then, my horse had it in her stable and didn't seem to get that hot in direct sunlight xxx
  3. alaun

    alaun PetForums VIP

    Jul 21, 2009
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    My friend has some peices dotted around her garden for her wolfies to lay on, so I suspect it would be good. I do remember it beginning to smell at the stables though, so invest in a good yard brush and decent cleaner.
  4. momentofmadness

    momentofmadness PetForums VIP

    Jul 19, 2008
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    You will have to regularly lift it and disinfect under it.. as you will find the wee will stick underneath and stink and it is quite heavy... I can't see it being a problem though.... But with it being black it will get very hot....
  5. Thorne

    Thorne PetForums VIP

    May 11, 2009
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    I think it could well get hot if exposed to direct sunlight, but i've definately seen green matting in stables before which i assume would reflect more heat and light than black matting?
    Not sure of it's availability compared to black matting but it's definately out there :)
  6. Chocmonster

    Chocmonster PetForums Member

    Feb 23, 2010
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    The company I run makes horseboxes and we use the stable matting on the floors. In direct strong slight it can get very hot but in shade it stays lovely and cool. Might be worth just putting it down on a section and see how they get on.
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