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well all is going great after all the "changes" the boys have been moved (with crates and all) down to the "sunroom" and are SOOOOOOOOO much happier, no more jumping for hours on end and barking from 2in the morning. Very pleased with the progress.

now to the question...as i said they are now in the "sunroom" in their crates at night and when we are not home and it is working great. now when i say sunroom this is a 22'x24' room with 20'x5' windows on three of the sides, the other parts of the walls are brick, and the remaining wall connects tot he house. now we do have a potbelly stove that we use to heat the room in the winter but as i am sure you all can understand keeping a fire burning though an entire Midwest winter just isn't going to happen so my question is this...how do i crate a "warm crate" for them? i am not going to relegate them to -10 weather but we spend a lot of time out there and seeing as the boys are min pins (read HATE COLD) i need to figure something out. i know i am going to run into this problem this summer also but hopefully by then they will be ok to be left in a room all by themselves and not have to be crated.

thanks guys.

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How about a clip on incandescent lamp, from the thrift store or Wal-Mart ? Clip it where they can't get to it, and it might keep the edge off the cold.
 

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You can also buy heated dog mats so they will have somewhere warm to lie. They go on when the dog lies on them so they are not on all the time, only with weight on them.
 

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thanks for the ideas..space heaters and heat lamps don't put a dent in the cold out there but the heated dog mats are a great idea...is it petco/petsmart or would the internet be a better bet?
 
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