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    I bought a dog kennel from Bunnings.



    I wanted it for the cats when it was cold.. the main one I bought it for had to be PTS just after I bought it.
    I also wanted it as good shelter for when Pretty was on the chain during the days when I have to separate if the three are outside together.

    If she and the pups are free she takes them wayyyyy up the back of our 500 acre farm. The neighbour has sheep and he has also put out fox baits. The pups when together just go into the next paddocks, that is their toilet and they chase the cattle a bit but get bored fast.

    So, either all 3 are inside, Pretty is inside and pups out, pups inside and Pretty free outside, or Pretty on the chain and pups out, or pups in pen at dusk and she out a while. Talk about micro management lol.
    When we are away pups are in their pen (15 x21ft, snug dog box in there and under a tree) water, food and clamshell pool, bones, chew stuff.

    Every bloody animal has ignored the dog box till now, lol.
    Now it is getting used.
    Pretty loves it and goes in even when free.
    Pups go in it when down there with her.
    We can get some very icy winds in winter.
    Now I am happy that all three have very snug places if we are out and it is cold and rainy.

    There is always under the house which has been the summer usual but this makes me very happy.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 04-09-2010 at 12:52 PM.

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    I've got a U-beaut one like that. The only one that uses it is Scout. He'll sit in there if it's pissing down with rain & he hasn't caught my attention to let him come inside the house.

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    Lol, I remember this from way back - buy a kennel for the cats and then the dogs might use it.

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    OOO yea, same principle as Shadow and the cat, they liked each others bowls best so I fed the dog from the cat one and vice versa at times for my own personal entertainment, lol.

    Gees, I didn't have a life even back then! lmao

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    That's great Di

    Must admit my dogs have always loved their kennels.

    I believe the trick is to have them by the main back door, not down the yard or round the corner because they don't look nice plonked down on the back verandah. Although got to say thats one spiffy looking kennel.

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    lol at the micro management :P

    thats a pretty snazzy looking kennel, do you mind me asking how much it was? Thinking about getting one for the odd occasions I'm not at home and Leo might need somewhere.

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    It was 278 from bunnings. Not happy though as the slat floor falls through, hubby had to fix it, I could not be bothered getting him to unassemble and take it an hour back to them for a refund.

    The kennel is near my bedroom window.
    The old one used to be near the door. It is so falling to bits but is used in the pen to shelter the pup's dry food.
    I have it at that angle for best wind protection but mainly because of the chain. Pretty can not entangle and accidentally strangle the way I have it and can not circle the other veranda support either. She is never on it when we are not here, she is free but I still do not like to take chances. It is only a day time security thing. I would rather her on a chain a couple of hours than packing with the other two, killing sheep or dying agonisingly from fox baits.

    Funny thing is..when alone she never leaves the house area. Go figure.

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    Tara & Spirit are always "snacking" out of each others bowls. I used to be very strict about not letting them do this, but there's no "resource guarding" with either of them, so I don't bother any more. Mish on the other hand, is a shocker, so she eats outside & it's "bowls up" when I let her back into the house. Sorry .. OT.
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    Nothing is ever OT in my threads, lol.

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