One of the major stereotypes evoked whenever you think of a dog is that of the pooch sitting in a dog house. They pop up all the time in popular media involving dogs, often with the dog chained up somewhere near the dog house so they can crawl in and sleep. I've also met plenty of people who have enclosures outdoors for their dogs. That said, I also read recently that dog houses are not a good idea, and the reason why made sense: because dogs are communal animals. They grow up in packs in the wild, and don't handle being alone Very well. That's why a lot of new dog Owners have trouble with their dogs ripping up their furniture, because the dog gets anxious from being alone for so long. What's your view on dog houses and outdoor enclosures? Are they a good idea? Or are they just a source of anxiety for your dog?