The dog sleeping areas are all enclosed on 3 sides for privacy.
The run areas have smooth plastic dividers every 2 or 3 runs or a partial concrete barriers.
This allows dogs to have some company but limits "nose to nose" contact with the rest of the dogs.
Without dividers a sick dog could infect a whole row of dogs.
When we take dogs to the Play Yards we NEVER PUT PETS FROM DIFFERENT FAMILIES TOGETHER.
We place dogs next to each other in the Play Yards according to which section they are staying in.
Just in case someone is sick
but shows no symptoms yet,
he is not spreading illness
throughout the entire facility.