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    Default Outdoor kennel/dog house

    Query about outdoor kennels. As Mags gets older her capacity to do damage increases.When she is on her own even for 30 minutes is when she decides to taste things.My wooden chair arm will not look the same.
    I am thinking she may need an outdoor kennel for the times when we are out during the day ( she sleeps inside at night).
    I have never had one before, am thinking wood best and flat roof one looks good as she can sit on it when she wants. There are plenty of sheltered spots to put it in the garden near the house.
    Any pointers?

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    Our dogs growing up always had kennels, but I have never had a dog that actually slept in one. I'm not sure if that is because they had other options for shelter (like my dad's shed), or whether they just didn't like them, but I know a lot of people who have spent $$ on kennels that never get used.

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    I love the kennels that have porches for bad weather so the dog can still poke its head out and take in the sights without getting wet.

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    We had outside kennels for our work dogs during the day....that is where they were when one was working and one tied up.......They always sat on top of their box-type kennels . Ours were quite large, so that one area was behind a solid part. Meaning the doorway took up on a third of the front. Ours were also insulated and off the ground..I never understood why hubby made such beautiful kennels, because the dogs were usually only at them for about 2-3 hours per day They were inside at night and loose with the others when not working. Our Kelpies were often on the kennels when they were loose. I think they liked the height
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    My dogs love their kennels. The trick is not to hide them down the back or around the side, they must be right by the main entry exit door/where they sit and wait to be let in or out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    I love the kennels that have porches for bad weather so the dog can still poke its head out and take in the sights without getting wet.

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    Where can you buy these? That's awesome.

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    Like this?

    I think Bunnings have some decent kennells. The catalogue is online.

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    I'd love an outdoor kennel for Oskar, I am afraid we have made him soft haha!! Just for during the day when we are home.

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    Yep, Bunnings have some nice ones surprisingly, and you can always add your own bits and pieces to them easy enough. A porch can be as simple as a palette placed in front of the kennel and a couple of poles to support a tin roof.

    There is a guy at our local market who sells massive wooden kennels, so markets are a great place to look too (craft kinds, not junk markets).

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    My dogs sleep outside (much to my disaproval) other family members wont let the dogs inside at all... i have tried to change their mind... but i cant win
    Anyway.... we usually make our own kennels or buy second hand ones from garage sales or something

    We have never really had to worry about making them waterproof, cause we always find ways to put them under shelter!

    Dodges kennel is made of some old cupboards (i think)... she loooooovvves it It is in our bootshed near the back door.

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    Koda has a much different set up... He sleeps in his yard at night, so he has a kennel in a large metal cubby thing.... it gives him the option to sleep in the kennel, on it, or just undercover. He also has access to the shed in the background of the picture, its full of hay.

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