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all of you people are going completely off topic.. how about just helping the poor person with what toys to keep their dog occupied instead of interrogating the poor person..
At least they arent rehoming and are keen on doing the best they can in their situation...
on topic - kongs, maybe make some frozen pupsicles (freeze some raw meat and some kibble in a giant ice cube), maybe a hanging rope toy for him to tug on during the day, you could also hide some treats around the yard in different spots, that will keep him occupied for a bit.
as for comfort, I have found many dogs in australia enjoy the canine hammock, its very comfy.. However the climate here is nowhere near as extreme there so kennels arent usually needed here (winter temp at lowest is 8 degrees celcius where i am.. during the day its between 12-16 degrees in winter).
If raised properly and given lots of attention and training dobermans can and do live outside as well as other dogs.. They are not leeches and if introduced to a strict household they tend to do very well. Many people assume an outside dog means it gets no attention, but I know of many dog owners who have outside dogs and spend way more time and paying much more attention to their dogs than what many inside dogs get..
i think people humanize dogs too much and forget that they are not human, no matter how "human" they may act.. They are dogs all the same, and much like many dogs, they can adapt fairly well to new situations if introduced correctly and positively..
Last edited by Rishima; 07-02-2009 at 07:38 AM.