Never needed a kennel for Zed, as he was a fully house-trained adult who slept inside the house at night.
I used to always have puppies sleep outside in a weatherproof area until they were house-trained and could manage to comfortably hold their bladders all night. After that, they would always sleep inside.
Now the breeder has informed me today that even though they have one old kennel laying around, the puppies rarely if ever venture into it, and no matter how much they've tried over the years their adults don't use the kennels either. They just prefer a huge pallet off the ground.
Problem is, I don't know if that would surfice for Inca. (Yah, I finally can call the puppy a name) The back deck is undercover and large and we would have to have a freak thunderstorm for the rain to get all the way in there, but I feel she should have some sort of enclosure to go in bad weather during the night. Or will she just sleep on the back doorstep, knowing my luck?
How do others find kennels?