I have 2 4 month old puppies who have been inside dogs due to being behind on their vaccinations. We have a very large pen outside with half a roof, a full wall, running area.......a good pen! and we have this because we are still re-building from black saturday and there are no fences up yet. Im trying to get the puppies used to this pen, at first i would put them out there for 30-40 mins and tryed to slowly increase this as somedays they will be in their for a full day on their own. However......They both sit at the gate and bark and cry non stop, once they went for 3 hours!! if it starts to rain they wont go under the shelter, they continue to sit at the gate barking.
Ive started feeding them in there and i play with them in there, they have a kennel as well.
does anyone have any advice for me as i feel so bad when they are crying and im worried that they are going to hurt themselves if they do this for the whole day