Kennels are basically shelters made to house your pets (cats and dogs) and protect them from cold, rain, heat, and wind. Youwill find boarding, breeding and even home kennels/shelters around you. The boarding shelters keep your pets when you go out of the station, and until you come back they take care of them. The breeding ones are exclusively made for pet breeding purposes. When it comes to home dog shelters, you can buy one alone and set them up for your four-legged friends. Before going for any of the above, you need to know a few things about these shelters.
The size must be right
Apart from boarding and breeding she
lters, you will also find many home plastic dog kennels for sale available in the market. Select the one that can accommodate your puppy (according to its breed) when it’s fully grown. While choosing any of these shelters, keep in mind, it should let your canine stand-up, lie down, turn and move around freely without any discomfort. However, it must not be too big, as your pet will not feel warm in so much space.
Check the materials used
Normally materials used in these shelters are wood and/or metal. However, these become unhygienic as they are hard to clean; and are also quite weighty so they can’t be moved easily. Therefore, if you are searching for good dog kennels for sale, you can go for the new plastic and lightweight versions of these shelters. The insulation and ventilation part is very well taken care of in the latter option. Plus, you and/or the caretakers can move and clean them easily.
Check the flooring
The floor is where your canine lies down or moves around, so it’s really essential for your pet’s safety and health. Grass can be the great flooring for dogs. Though it’s a very comfortable but compared to other options it’s not durable enough. For durability, you should go for concrete flooring which can be cleaned easily. Yet, as your pet can slip and fall in this flooring, you’ll need to shovel it often and make a thick comfortable bed on the floor for the canine. Gravel flooring is better than concrete when it comes to your pet’s comfort. It’s made of smooth and small rock pieces and its depth has to be two inches; this offers great drainage. As insects/fleas get a lot of space to hide here, one must clean it every day. Dirt can be another kind of flooring, but sometimes it’s hard to keep your pet clean in this.
During summers, the kennel must be in a cool place and during winters in a warm place. It must be away from direct sunlight, especially in summer. If it’s a home shelter, place it near your house, so that the canine does not feel isolated.