MARLON: We got a new kennel. It’s worth about 25k. Pretty dope! MARLON: I can’t wait for it to arrive. MARLON: Somebody got the measurements wrong and it wasn’t me. LISA: This could be a huge problem. MARLON: Well, I didn’t know that we had to do this part too. MARLON: It’s supposed to go right there. MARLON: Doesn’t look like it. MARLON: Since Hulk got famous, business has been booming. So we seem to have more and more dogs. LISA: Our dogs have all lived inside with us. But being so big and having expanded to where we are now, we don’t have the room inside. To be able to move some of our dogs outside, it will be absolutely perfect. LISA: This is a kitchen and we have built all these under the table kind of kennels to save space because we do have quite a few dogs in the house. We have Dynasty here, Hercules, her brothers, Junior’s in here, Ace’s kid here, General here, LISA: And Stella in the corner. LISA: So, we are in the office now and this is where Hulk and Cobie live. We are overflowing with dogs right now. We have always wanted them in the house, they have always been a big part of our family but at this point, it is time to get a kennel and start moving a few of them out. LISA: I have just pulled this up. Horizon Structures seems really good. They have really nice kennels. They do a lot of customisation so they will work with me a lot on what we need and they are beautifully done. So, I think this might be the one that I, one of the ones I contact here. I found a really good kennel that I liked and I contacted them. I heard back the day after from Dave, the owner. MARLON: Horizon Structures specialises in building structures for big animals and there is no bigger animal than the Hulk. They invited us down to the Equine Affair to see the kennel where it was being showcased for all the people that were there. I knew Hulk’s popularity was booming but I never imagined that we would get given a free house worth about 25k for me to keep his puppies in while I am training him. MARLON: So we’re at a horse fair. It’s not exactly where I regularly hangout. But we have been invited down to check out the kennel for the first time. MARLON: Right now we are at the Big E, Springfield, Massachusetts. Super excited, just arrived, it was a long ride from New Hampshire but we are here now. We made it, we landed, we got the big guy here. I am excited to really see it, see how it looks like. Yeah, let’s go check out the kennels. Let’s go! MARLON: Oh, my god! I think I need one. MARLON: Hold on. Hold on. Can I go in here? MARLON: Hold on. Hold on a minute. I feel I got to look right to be at this fair. I don’t feel, I feel like I don’t fit in. WOMAN: You do look right. You got a great dog.
MARLON: Well! I need a great hat, maybe some boots. I don’t know. I need something. MARLON: No, I don’t like that. It doesn’t fit me. MARLON: Why don’t I fit in any of these? MARLON: We are at the horse fair you know, I mean, I feel like I got to fit in here. MARLON: What about that one there? MARLON: I think I will take it. I want this one. MARLON: Wow! I was sticking out like a sore thumb. Now I feel like I am one of the crowd right now. LISA: I think Marlon got a little bit too into the horse feeling of everything and he went out and he bought a cowboy hat and he definitely fit in. Never thought I would ever see him in a cowboy hat. LISA: All of my dogs have lived indoors with me their whole lives. So to be able to put them into a kennel situation, it has to be the absolutely perfect kennels. MARLON: I am super excited to see it on the property. It’s, you are just excited to get the dogs in there, get him comfortable, get the heat on. I will probably put a couch in here so I can take a little rest in here, take a nap if I need to, get a little space. LISA: We are super excited, we can’t wait to get our kennel home and fit it on our property. MARLON: Once we knew we were getting the kennel, we needed to decide where it was going to go. MARLON: I was going to put the kennel right here because we have access to electrical like, right there. But this car is in the way. So we are going to try over there, down at the bottom. MARLON: I found the spot for the kennel. I just got to spread enough gravel for the base to sit on. I felt like I was on the job again. That is what I used to do. So I used to do landscape excavation. So took me a couple of minutes to just rip out the ground a little bit, put the gravel in and that was that. MARLON: These are the best kennels in the world so I would like to display them. MARLON: Best I can, you can see it from the road, everything. MARLON: It’s been a tough day. I am glad I had the machine to work with me. But I think I got the ground all prepped and ready. The kennel is coming in a few days. I can’t wait for it to arrive. MARLON: I have no idea how he is getting that there but it’s what they do. It’s not what I do. MARLON: This kennel is massive, you know, I mean we knew it was going to be a challenge to get in here. I got a narrow little driveway. We live in the middle of the mountains. But I think this guy has got the skills to get it done so hopefully we will push it through and we will get it there. Now it’s going to move over. Have you seen that before? Have you seen that before? MARLON: Brilliant! MARLON: Look at this thing. This is the coolest truck I have ever seen in my life. Look! BRANDEN: I would have almost bet that he would have hit the guard real. He moved it three inches to the side and totally shut me up. MARLON: It’s supposed to go right there. We will see if it fits there but doesn’t look like it. MARLON: So once the truck arrived, the truck driver got off and he looked at the spot where we were supposed to put the kennel and he realised that we didn’t do it right. What were they supposed to do? This is all they told me to do. That’s why. I would have done. Was this supposed to be gravel all the way out? DAN: Everything needs to be levelled. LISA: Marlon worked really hard but the ground isn’t level and there isn’t enough gravel. This could be a huge problem. MAN: And even this end here is really low. MARLON: Yeah, definitely. We’re probably going to have to fill this end up here like, higher. But I didn’t know that we had to do this part too. So we got the truck in but the base isn’t big enough. Somebody got the measurements wrong and it wasn’t me. DAN: And if you have blocks to block the building up. But I don’t like doing that because then you have frost and what not. MARLON: Put blocks on it? I can get blocks. I just want to make it work. So if we need to put the bricks down, we can do that. DAN: We are going to level it out a little bit more and then use cinder blocks to finish out whatever we can’t for today. MARLON: He is literally driving the kennel around my property with a freaking little remote control like he is playing a video game, just driving the thing all around and he hopped back on, rolling and flipping the thing over. Damn! They have got some amazing tools. That’s all I know. MARLON: We got the spots in position. It’s all done. I think this is going to be amazing. I mean this is perfect to start. So, I need about five or six more but we will start here. MARLON: Thank you very much, man. I appreciate it very much, sir. DAN: It’s been a pleasure.
MARLON: I appreciate it very much. MARLON: So the kennel is all set up now and the dogs look really happy. This is exactly what we needed. MARLON: Throughout my whole career all my dogs have lived inside the house. The way business took off, we were really, kind of, forced into having a kennel on the property. MARLON: Yeah, they are enjoying it. They like the whole little inside, outside thing. They are real cosy inside and then they can come outside, you know, have their time outside. They look pretty happy to me. MARLON: Now that it’s in place, I feel great. It’s an incredible piece of work and at the end of the day I am extremely happy to have it.