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Great advice Penny thanks.
My wife was just saying how more easily it was in our previous house to segment it off. This is a lot more open plan and we'll have to be a bit more creative. We humanize our dogs so much that it's easy to forget sometimes that they are still dogs!
Also, we have been sat under Tropical Storm Fay for 4 days with constant driving rain and wind (the pup hates the wind) so getting them out at all has been somewhat problematical.
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