Choosing a dog kennel shouldn’t be too big, or too small. It has to be just right. When visiting a store to choose a kennel, bring along your friendly dog or measure their height and length so that you can make a wise decision.
It might seem a good idea to give your dog a lot of room in their kennel but in fact, the extra space can cause a dog to feel anxious and the increased area just won’t warm up enough from the dog’s body heat. On the other hand, a kennel that is too small will make your dog feel cramped and they won’t feel comfortable walking into it.
A kennel that is ‘just right’ will allow your dog to walk in (with head stooped), stand inside at full height and turn around to go back out. Dogs also want to be able to circle several times before laying down comfortably to sleep.
Of course, the old fashioned timber kennels are still available but there are other options to choose from. Plastic kennels are well ventilated, tough wearing and the removable rooves make them easy to clean and disinfect. Timber kennels come in a variety of shapes and designs including side entry, treated and untreated wood and the choice of removable timber lap roof.
Some dogs chew the timber on their kennel. Sprays that taste terrible will help discourage this and we stock timber kennels that are treated with a safe, non-toxic product.
Collapsible canvas kennels are now available that look great in the backyard and have a soft, comfortable base raised off the ground. These have the added bonus of being able to be folded up so that a dog has their own place when camping with the rest of the family.
Post time: Feb-08-2021