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Old March 24th, 2011, 05:20 PM
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An interesting idea but...

is it practical? Is anyone else seeing themselves running out to the backyard a thousand times a day to 'rescue the dog'? No price listed that I could find but, I'll bet it costs a bomb.

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Old March 24th, 2011, 05:24 PM
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I have never seen this nor would I ever purchase. It is kinda disturbing...but that's just me.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 05:26 PM
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It reminds me of the bomb shelter my Grandfather had in the backyard from WWII
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Old March 24th, 2011, 05:56 PM
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Ummm... the rectangular hole reminded me a little bit of a grave
Unless you have very deep very well-drained soil, Fido will be sleeping in an underground mudhole any time it rains. Rain would be when Fido wants to go into the doghouse...
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Old March 24th, 2011, 06:05 PM
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Hey - do they make any for kids? Or bad BF's and Hubbies?
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Old March 24th, 2011, 06:26 PM
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With or without "security gates" ?
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Old March 24th, 2011, 06:30 PM
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Ok? what is the purpose for this? I am confused, LOL

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Old March 24th, 2011, 06:33 PM
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Ok? what is the purpose for this? I am confused, LOL

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I'd say it was someone trying to make a buck on the backs of not so smart folks
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Old March 24th, 2011, 06:36 PM
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that's kinda weird! It would fill with snow in no time around here! Maybe for California and warmer places it would be ok. To me it just seems very claustrophic
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Old March 24th, 2011, 06:36 PM
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Ok? what is the purpose for this? I am confused, LOL

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They are right about temperature, it would be warmer in winter and cooler in summer than above-ground. Hurricane resistant. Also says on their website they work well during power outages.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 06:43 PM
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They are right about temperature, it would be warmer in winter and cooler in summer than above-ground. Hurricane resistant. Also says on their website they work well during power outages.
Good lord...let me in..ahhh but what about floods??
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Old March 24th, 2011, 06:45 PM
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Good lord...let me in..ahhh but what about floods??
Says "will not float away in floods" so that's good, right?
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Old March 24th, 2011, 06:59 PM
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why not have dogs inside, unless going potty?

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Old March 24th, 2011, 07:07 PM
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why not have dogs inside, unless going potty?

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Finally..someone with sense.
I like the idea as a hubby time out area.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 07:10 PM
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why not have dogs inside, unless going potty?

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Because that involves house-training and manners, shedding, etc. Who wants to go through all that trouble when you can just bury him in the backyard?
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Old March 24th, 2011, 07:14 PM
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But it works well during power outages!
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Old March 24th, 2011, 07:15 PM
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mirela, what works well?
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Old March 24th, 2011, 07:20 PM
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mirela, what works well?
The whatchamacallit, according to their website

ETA - actually, it says "uses no electricity"
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Because that involves house-training and manners, shedding, etc. Who wants to go through all that trouble when you can just bury him in the backyard?
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ok then, good answer
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Old March 24th, 2011, 08:39 PM
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Hey !!! Mancave for low budget guys...
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Old March 24th, 2011, 08:43 PM
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Did you find a price for it?
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Old March 24th, 2011, 08:54 PM
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Did you find a price for it?
Google = $400.00
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Old March 24th, 2011, 08:54 PM
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Says "will not float away in floods" so that's good, right?
yeah but the dog would!

That thing just freaks me out...I got shudders when I saw it!
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Old March 24th, 2011, 08:55 PM
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the idea itself is sound...but the picture is just disturbing...
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Old March 24th, 2011, 09:02 PM
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yeah but the dog would! (float away in floods)

That thing just freaks me out...I got shudders when I saw it!
Oh no. I highly doubt that. The dog gets tethered to the top of the thing.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 12:56 AM
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Google = $400.00
Plus shipping plus labour to dig a big deep hole. Well, I looked into DIY options, but the roof alone would be $52.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 05:12 AM
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I am so not letting G see that,she'll want one and we all know it wont be for the dogs....hmmm wonder if you can run cable to it.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 12:45 PM
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This thing seems like a lot more trouble than it's worth.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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how the heck are u supposed to clean it? Or do dog houses not get cleaned :S
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