Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I do the same as Kara. Even with multiple dogs, they are part of my family and they are with us all the time unless we are doing something that wouldn't be good for them (e.g. leaving the garage door open to the street where they could run out and get hurt or killed).
However, when they are not potty trained, if I can't keep my eye on them or if they haven't urinated in a long time, then they go in the ex-pen, the backyard or wear a belly band for a short period of time. If they go out back, they get the older girls to "babysit" and entertain them.
Even my small puppies are with us free in the house and will climb in a bookcase, into a free bed in the living room or under the sofa table for a nap if they've worn themselves out. I like having them with all of us as much as possible.