Although most dogs are hardy enough to sleep out of doors in a well-built, well-furnished and weatherproof kennel, many dogs live indoors and sleep in a basket or softly-padded pet bed.
Puppies should be introduced to their sleeping area as soon as they are brought home. Kennels should be warm, dry and draught-free, off the ground near the house, but not in a thoroughfare.
The kennel should be protected from rain and excessive sun. Ideally the roof of the kennel should be hinged to make cleaning easier. Washable rugs, cushions or blankets should be used for extra comfort and warmth and bedding should be cleaned regularly.
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