I don't disagree Toni - but if the concept is to make life better for the
dogs being kept in such circumstances I'm sorry but the elevated pen is
better than one on the ground sad as it is :-( as long as the wire type is
not offsetting the value of not standing in shit up to their ears by
trashing the dog's feet and body. I am keeping in mind that the owners are
not likely to do anything different in animal care and focussing on the poor
critters owned by them.
Also I know many a toy breeder who uses the commercial puppy pens to raise
pups in - and I'm talking about decent show breeders too - they do it to
keep the pups and mom off the floor out of drafts and clean while the pups
are learning housebreaking and consider my x-pen with layered newspapers and
blankies etc as unhealthy and unsafe for pups no matter how clean and draft
free it is kept - now raising an IW safely on wire would be a bit more
challenging :-) but many toy breeders (not me) do it.
>> in a small confined area IMO wire of the proper kind would be preferable
>> the dogs standing in feces and urine in pens on the ground
>> ie the mill is miserable for a dog but oh my it could be worse :-(
>In MY opinion, anyone keeping dogs in elevated wire bottomed pens is just a
>lazy sob looking for a way around cleaning up sh*t.
>Check the "Update on Steve"