So this is where my dogs live.

IN THE BEGINNING  we purchased two barns.

AND THEN WE ADDED.... A play yard and inside pens with insulated houses to keep them out of the mud and snow.  Each pen has access to lixit waterers for clean water.  The east side of the barn is open to allow sunshine and fresh air.  

OUR NEXT PROJECT.....was the whelping barn the office, & north door to the play yard.  The north door will keep the winter wind and snow out.  It can be easily opened on nice days to allow access to the play yard.  The whelping barn allows mothers to be inside with their puppies & allows them to go outside when they wish.