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state of the art kennels

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If you had to design a 20 run kennel, what would you do to make it a breeze to clean… and I’m not talking about the gutter in front or back of the runs… something that doesn’t involve getting dirty and a lot of hard work…
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Well, I'll tear a page from Jean Donaldson's philosophy and restate her question....Why do we put our dogs in cages? Zoos create a communal environment for their animals...why can't we do something like that for our dogs?
Because some dogs are not social therefore can't be left in a "communal environment". I also note that many zoo animals are caged.

She can try to make a communal environment with them and end up with some very unfortunate results.
Man how do big runs keep grass when i cant even with 5000-6000ft yards and front yard. Lucky people.
I was trying to point out that many high end (state of the art) boarding places have gotten away from runs/kennels. They offer communal rooms, sofas, chairs, Animal Planet TV, the dogs are free to mingle (by size) all day and only go in their separate kennels at night.

This is somewhat common in our area. The one closest to us has 4 communal bays for the various sizes. My dogs have been there with no interaction problems.
Yes exactly the problem.

I know they have places like this out there. Just because it works for some dogs doesn't mean all dogs should be left in such an environment.
Oh I do understand. They can be kept in their rooms if one wishes to still have their dog in a non kennel but more home like environment.

My original reply was the answer to what the author had wrote as to why cages vs communal. Some dogs are not to be kept in communal settings. Not that they can't go to a nice boarding facility in a room complete with sofa/tv, ect.

Though I do wonder about dogs tearing the stuff up? Is the owner liable if the dog would tear up like a bed or sofa instead of behave? How does that work.
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