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      Quote Originally Posted by smartrock View Post
      We have a kuranda bed and I'm not sure it's high enough by itself to do what you want it to do, if you want him to be able to recline and still see out. Plus, the material would sag a bit in the middle if you just want him to stand on it. You might be able to make a little platform out of some plywood with some little legs, like Barry's platform that he FORCES Brooks to sit on while he DROOLS over Sophie eating her meals. Didn't you build it, Barry? I don't know how tall the legs are he put on that platform but you could make them as tall as you want, and then put his bed on top of the platform. It would be cheaper than an actual Kuranda bed and sturdier than the Kuranda wannabees.
      I built a place board for Brooks. And there is no forcing! Brooks runs to his place board when he knows it's breakfast/supper time!

      Actually it would be very easy to modify the place board I made with some 4" PVC legs of what ever height you needed. I can't remember exactly what it cost for materials to build this place board, but I doubt it was more than $20.

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      Quote Originally Posted by barry581 View Post
      I built a place board for Brooks. And there is no forcing! Brooks runs to his place board when he knows it's breakfast/supper time!
      I'm just kidding you, Barry. Lark runs to the corner of the kitchen and sits there holding a toy in her mouth while waiting for me to give her dinner. She will sit there for however long it takes me to get it ready. I never tested her to see if she'd wait until Chase was finished before she got to eat but she did know not to go over to his bowl until he'd walked away.

      And I thought you made that little platform. Seemed like a good idea for Thor.

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      Great ideas! I like the place platform idea. I’d like something he’s comfortable both sitting on and sleeping on since he spends several hours a day hanging out in my office while I work.


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      Quote Originally Posted by MightyThor View Post
      Great ideas! I like the place platform idea. I’d like something he’s comfortable both sitting on and sleeping on since he spends several hours a day hanging out in my office while I work.


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      Just put a rubberized back mat on it (you don't want him sliding off if he's in a hurry getting on the platform). We used a "formal looking" bath rug for Bob's dresser for one of our cats.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SamsonsMom View Post
      Here you go! I'm sure Thor would love this!
      BRIMNES Daybed frame with 2 drawers - IKEA
      You beat me to it. That was going to be my suggestion. I am working on building my home office this year. It is what I have planned for Hemi, there is a window right there he can look out and enjoy the world.

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      Oh that's perfect, and it would fit two dogs!

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      You can build a platform for if have the money and would you would rather buy one, the "Klimb" it is also great for training, lightweight and travel friendly. the one downside is the price :$
      The KLIMB Dog Training Platform and Agility System

      that bed from ikea would work awesome as well hahah love that idea

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      Quote Originally Posted by MightyThor View Post
      Oh that's perfect, and it would fit two dogs!
      Yeah, it is kind of like a long couch but a slightly smaller than a twin mattress. Some have a back and some don't. It's kind of like a bed you could sit there and take a nap on. Not overly comfy for overnight but someone 6 ft tall would comfortably lay down. There are lots of Day bed options. Ikea is great plus I love the under storage. I did see a much nicer and fancier one at Lazy boy though that I really loved, it was $1300 though.

      Ikeas has a ton of different ones too. I personally like this one linked below it is 6ft 6 inches long. Plenty for 2 dogs. and 41 inches wide. So width is wide as large crate is long. The reason I like it is the boards on the ends, protect the walls from doggy toenails. But do a google search for "day bed". You will a lot of different ones out there.
      FLEKKE Daybed frame with 2 drawers - IKEA
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      Quote Originally Posted by MightyThor View Post
      Great ideas! I like the place platform idea. I’d like something he’s comfortable both sitting on and sleeping on since he spends several hours a day hanging out in my office while I work.


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      I made a longer platform for a lady I train with who wanted a raised platform to teach down stays. I used carpet on Brooks' board which doesn't provide for great traction. I've thought about using some of that rubber spray paint stuff, but I think it would be even slicker if it got wet. I do use a small rubber mat when we are out in the field working, it's a whole lot easier to carry than the board.

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      my chili loves the windows in the house and I always leave them cracked high enough so he gets his nose and eyes close enough for a good sniff/growl/bark. many times under the open windows in front of home are his favorite spaces to nap. but that doesnt mean my chili likes his dog beds/mats under the windows...whenn he sniffs/sees stuff he has to pose when barking and the bed gets in way. I say lower your window
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