Outside the kennels we have a compound where the dogs can spend much of their day playing together or taking their ease on the sofa in the summer house – oh yes that is VERY popular – or on the beds which are dotted about in both shady and sunny spots!!
The paddock is fully fenced and dog-proof, we visit with the dogs at least once every day to give them a chance to have a full pelt run or just a meander around and a jolly good sniff. Some part of the paddock is always in shade and some dogs just enjoy lying in the shade on the cool grass watching the others tear around in a mad chase. In hot weather this is a very popular evening activity after a day of dozing and fly catching.
When the weather is not so enticing to be outside we have a large area at the back of the kennels but inside the barn that the dogs can still play and run around in. We simply let them out of the back of their kennels instead of the front.