Posted on Apr 8, 2013 in Barks from the Barn, Featured | 0 comments

 

Lush green grass and dogs is sort of an oxymoron. Now imagine hundreds of dogs a week running, wrestling and doing their business on it. Ahh yes the mud yard, dirt on good days.

This past summer 2012 My Dogs Mind decided to turn to technology for this old problem and install a state-of-the-art outdoor turf surface in the main dog training area of our facility. To be more specific, the back training area of 5000 sq ft has been covered in soft, durable and hygienic Pro-Turf by On Deck Sports.

The process was not as simple as you may think. In fact it was the biggest and most involved installation undertaken, to date, by contractor Anthony Curro of Earth and Stone in Hampton New Hampshire. It started by completely excavating the area and developing a substrate base that would not only drain efficiently but also offer impact absorption for everyone running around above. The area was finished off with plenty of large boulders, great for hiding or playing “king of the rock”. Direct access to the area is now available via a double (dog-safe) gate located to the left of the barn. The entire space is enclosed by a 6ft cedar privacy fence.

We would like to thank all dogs and owners for their patience throughout the renovation. We would also like to thank Anthony Curro and On Deck Sports for going above and beyond with their expertise and service. If you have never had the pleasure of seeing 20 dogs playing on a lush green lawn in the middle of a New Hampshire winter, or year-round for that matter, it is a magnificent experience. You owe it to yourself to stop by.