Soooo....I may have been doing a bad thing. I've been using Mu's kennel as a time out place. Not like grabbing her by the throat and throwing her into it yelling and screaming, but if she's being a butt I'll tell her to kennel and leave her there for 10 seconds. Then I release. If she does it again she stays in for 30 seconds. If she does after being released the second time (this has never happened) she would go in and stay until I want to let her out again. I usually use this when she's resource guarding me, or if she finds someone that's a bigger wimp than her and decides to be a bully. I've been using it this way for 5 months now (on and off, definitely not every day though) and she will willingly go in there every time. I never yell or act like she's in trouble, it's more so just to break the flow of whatever she happens to be doing before it escalates. My question is this: Will this eventually make her kennel into a "bad" place? Also, when she is guarding me she gets a bit growly and snarky. If I interrupt that and send her away do you think she'll make the association and stop growling and start biting? Honestly it seems to work REALLY well and I'd rather not stop doing it, but if I'm going to screw something up or trigger her biting another dog I'll stop doing it. I was thinking about this the other day and realized the potential consequences of it.