This is the way a kennel should really be used. the dog is fine. the dog does not wander, comes when called and it happy to fetch a ball for hours on end. the same cannot be said for the children. athough it is true that dogs pee in your slippers and poop on the most walked on spots in the yard, so do my children. well maybe not the peeing on slippers. we don't have any of those in our home.