Build a dog run by choosing the area, measuring and marking the space, digging out the spot for the posts and installing the chain-link fence around the run. Attach a gate to the fence, and line the edge of the fence with bricks or large stones.
- Choose the dog run area
Look in your yard for an area that has enough room for the dog to run, sprint or take a stroll. Ensure that there is a shaded spot and that no poisonous plants are around. Additionally, choose a location that you can see from a window in your home.
- Measure and mark the area
Measure the area, and mark the spots where the posts are going with bricks.
- Dig and set the posts
Use a shovel to dig out the holes for the chain-link fence posts. Insert the posts, and pour a little concrete around them to hold them in place.
- Attach the fence and gate
Secure the fence to the posts all the way around the run with heavy wire. Secure the gate to the opening of the run tightly.
- Line the edge
Set bricks, rocks or other small objects around the perimeter on the inside of the chain link to prevent the dog from digging underneath the fence.