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How To Build A Dog Kennel

Before you learn how to build a dog kennel determine how you and your dog or dogs will use the kennel. Decide if your dogs will be kept in the kennel constantly or whether it will be used for shorter periods of time. Also, decide if you will keep your dog or dogs in the kennel in inclimate weather like rain or snow. Contemplating the uses of the kennel will help you determine how to build a dog kennel.

If you are looking for a safe place to keep your dog during the day while you are away at work, then you can build a dog kennel that is simple. The number of dogs and the size of the dogs you will be placing in the kennel should determine size. For large dogs or multiple dogs, you will want to create enough room for the dogs to run. This is best accomplished through length rather than width of the dog kennel. You can build a dog kennel out of chain-link fencing and aluminum posts so long as it is long enough for the dog to run. When you are deciding how to build a dog kennel, use this rule of thumb: build the kennel 2-½ times the length of your biggest dog. This means that the dog can easily turn around in the kennel. You can use 4-½ foot high fencing for small dogs, but use 6 or 8 foot high fencing for larger dogs.

In addition to size, you must consider shelter for your dog. If there is a chance your dog or dogs will be left out in different types of weather, than you should know how to build a dog kennel with shelter from the cold and rain attached to it. Typically, a dog kennel will include an enclosed run with a doghouse or similar structure attached to the end. Remember to put out warm bedding such as hay and to provide plenty of water and food.

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