I have kennels in my basement and that is where my dogs go when they are alone. I used to keep boarder dogs down there too and some would chew my chain link kennels so I got a Lucky Dog 4x8 and put the bad ones in there. Nobody ever damaged the lucky dog. Now I have even heavier duty ones than that but those aren't practical for just one person's dog. You can get a Lucky Dog at TSC.
I like that my dogs can stretch, move around, get a drink, lay on the concrete if they are hot or the bed. My younger dog totally prefers his kennel to a crate. He pretty much only gets crated in the truck anymore.
I would not leave a dog kenneled outside some places, but my own backyard I would. It can't be seen from the road and we just don't live in a place where people would come bother the dogs. I can't see my neighbors anyway, we are in the middle of the woods basically. Nobody would know they were there, so very unlikely that anyone would bother them
I think an indoor kennel is a great alternative to a crate if you have the room to put one up. The dog can have some safe toys, chews, & water. And the lucky dog is way sturdier than any wire crate for dogs who want to bust out
Last edited by Thecowboysgirl; 08-23-2018 at 04:05 PM.