There is a popular saying that there is no better place for someone than their own home. We are dedicated to always keeping our home comfortable and safe, and this should be thought of for our pets too, especially if they live outside the house. To ensure that your four-legged friends have their own space in the home, the best option is to build them a kennel.
For you have enough outside space and resources to build a kennel to comfortably house your dogs, there are a number of factors to consider in order to create a space that meets your needs.
Dog Kennels and Runs
The first important point in building the space for the dog is the choice of where to place it in the house; the kennel should be placed in an area that catches sunlight because, as for us, taking a little sunshine does well to the health of the dog as it strengthens their bones. In addition, sunlight also serves as natural steriliser for the environment.
Dogs like and need to have a covered dog house that inspires them safety. The ideal for dogs is a space that is not too large but where they are able to stand on their four paws and walk around their own body within the area.
On the other hand, the owner needs to keep in mind that he will need to enter the place as well, to clean it or take care of his pet.
As important as the covered area, is the outer area, precisely because the dog needs direct contact with sunlight. This area should be larger than the inner part, as it is where he will be exercising and sunbathing.
The most important thing when building the kennel for your pet is that the needs and characteristics of the dog are thought of in the design. Ideally, the outside area of the kennel should have a dog run that allows the dog to view the outside and also not get injured when jumping or playing. The behaviour of the dog, its size and how well he can jump for example, should be considered when defining the dog runs height, that will separate the kennel from the rest of the house. The most important is safety, comfort and practicality, both for the dog and for the owner.
Remember that it will feel much happier and will be healthier if it has an ideal environment that is always clean and kept organised. Take good care of the kennel, because this is your pet’s house.