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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.
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.
I'm still addressing the OP....high end boarding facilities bring in lots of money.
The well-to-do will not leave their 'child' in a cage. The $75 a day cost is a small price for them to pay.
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.
The idea is a combination of Doggie Daycare but, they're also a Boarding Kennel. It's certainly true that some dogs are not suited for Daycare environments. In that case, they don't get to socialize....they're handled the same way the daycares handle it....they're sent to their rooms.
Some of these places have two beds in the suite for the dog...kind of a twin size regular bed and a donut bed on the floor. If the dog gets destructive, they remove them and they get to sleep on the ceramic floor (the floor and walls are ceramic tile).
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