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    Actually I should clarify - I think Pedro could probably hold it in but I'm not so sure about Marnie. She spent quite a few months in the dogs' home living in a confined space and while they're sleeping outside anyway, toilet training hasn't been a priority.

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    my only thought- are they warm enough out there? Maybe hes not happy because its too cold? Our dog sleeps outside in his kennel (inside with us in the evenings- similar to your set up)- but he gets "dressed" in a very warm coat before being put out.

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    Hard to say....they both sleep in there together so have each other for warmth, also straw for insulation (all other bedding gets ripped to pieces and scattered round yard) and I'm toying with the idea of some kind of flap over the entrance to keep the heat in. But we had similar issues over summer so warmth is not the whole story.

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    Update - Pedro has a coat now (waterproof outside and polar fleece inside) which gets put on at bedtime and has so far survived 2 nights in the open without ending up in pieces round the back yard

    Also have nailed a bit of hessian over the kennel entrance to keep the wind out.

    Feeds are now happening out near the kennel (which is a pain in the a#$& of an evening, it's pitch dark out there!)

    Have been getting him to bed with the aid of treats but still not sure how to deal with him when he rolls over on his back and won't move. Any more suggestions?

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    Put a lead on him and walk him out, don't hesitate so he doesn't get a chance to do the roll over.

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    Worked a treat thanks MAC

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    Be prepared he still may try it on, but the lead gives you more control.

    Kelsey is currently playing deaf when it's time for bed, she had a few nights in because she came into season but when the other bitch came in as well I decided that I would put the two girls out in the dog run and bring the boy inside as he's happy to sleep with his puppies in the kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Be prepared he still may try it on, but the lead gives you more control.
    I don't doubt it for a second!!

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    Thank you mouseandchiken for your post.okpemicheal

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