Dog Owners, Try These 4 Ideas for Creating a Comfortable and Fun Dog Kennel in Your Yard
Your dog is not just a protector, he is your friend, and in some cases just like a member of your family. And he deserves to be treated like one. So it is your responsibility to do everything you can to protect him. This includes providing him with a comfortable shelter.
A chain link dog kennel is easy to build. There are some things you should keep in mind when building a kennel for your dog. Your main goal is to keep your dog comfortable throughout the year, regardless of what the weather is like.
Take the following things into consideration for creating a comfortable and fun dog kennel in your yard:
1. Size Matters
The kennel’s size depends directly on the size of your dog when he is full grown. Obviously you will need to build a small sized kennel if your dog is small. A bigger dog on the other hand, will need relatively more space to move around as well as bigger space in the kennel. You should also take the height of the fence into consideration, especially for a bigger dog because some breeds can easily jump a four-foot fence.
2. Select the Right Type of Material
There are many kinds of chain link fencing available out there with different heights ranging from three feet to ten feet as well as different spacing between the wires. It is recommended that you make sure to select the right materials before you start building your chain link dog kennel.
3. Choose a Suitable Type of Post
Similar to materials, you have a number of options when it comes to the posts for your chain link dog kennel. Most individuals go with the standard metal posts. They are built from the same material as the chain link fence. Apart from this, you can also choose landscape timbers. If you are using metal posts, then you will need to cement them into the ground. As a result, the dog kennel will be permanently located in your selected position. As compared to this, you don’t need to cement landscape timbers into the ground. Choosing landscape timbers as posts allows you to move the kennel because the installation isn’t permanent as metal posts.
4. Ventilation is Very Important
Ventilation is very important regardless of whether you are building a small dog kennel or a large one. It is one of the most important things to keep in mind when building dog kennels. There are many reasons for this. The most obvious reason is that your dog will get a constant supply of fresh air. And when it is raining outside, he will track in water and mud which can be a problem if there is no flow of fresh air because then the water is likely to sit and cause mildew and mold to grow inside the kennel.
In a nutshell, there are several things you need to take into consideration when building your own dog kennel. Specifically, design the kennel with convenience, comfort, and fun in mind, choose the right size, select the right materials and post type, and make sure there is enough ventilation. If you take these things into account, then you will be able to build a comfortable and enjoyable dog kennel for your beloved pet.
Call Diamond Fence Co. for all your fencing needs. Serving the Inland Empire area, we sell, design, and install chain link fences and barbed wire for residential and commercial properties. We have a retail showroom at our location in Redlands, and would be happy to give you a free, no obligation estimate for any need you have for fencing, cages, kennels, barbed wire, backstops, and many more applications. Basically, if it’s chain link anything, we can do it, with your satisfaction guaranteed. For any questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or give us call at (909) 307-8255 today!