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.