The interior portion of the pen is located inside our dog food shed. It has access to an outdoor kennel. The floor is insulated with 3" polystyrene foam and was covered with plywood and vinyl tiles. There is a heat lamp securely hanging over the pen. In the past, we've had classical music from MN Public Radio playing on the radio. With Klaus and Sweet Pea's litter we played Jazz. Won't do that again! Those puppies can't seem to keep their feet on the ground!
Entrance to interior puppy pen
The gate is raised so that it will be easier for us to get in an out without puppies getting out. Or that's the idea anyway. Those little guys can be sneaky!
The interior puppy pen opens up to this kennel. We've installed hardware cloth on the lower half of the fencing so that big dogs don't accidentally hurt little puppies who might stick their feet, legs and noses through the fence.