When we hear of the term kennel, it is not uncommon for our mind to come up with a series of negative ideas about it. This is because of people who, over time and in various places, have not bothered to give the dogs an appropriate place for them to stay.
However, it is possible to reverse that negative fame that sometimes kennels have. With proper planning and the necessary care, a dog kennel can become a fantastic place for your pets to live and enjoy. This is especially true for dogs that usually stay in the backyard.
Just as we humans need a place of our own, dogs need to have a place just for themselves, especially those who live outside of the house, as we have said before.
We are dedicated to always keeping our home comfortable and safe, and this should be thought of for the pet too.
To ensure that the dog has its own space in the home, a good alternative is to build a kennel.
Dog kennels are nothing more than areas specifically targeted to dogs, in the outer portion of a house. In addition to an open space, for your pet to circulate more freely, it is necessary that the kennel has a covered area. It is in that area that your pet will rest, feed and drink water. The open space, outdoors, will allow him to exercise, play and catch the sun.
The kennel should be placed in an area that catches sunlight because, as for us, taking a little sun does well to the health of dogs as it strengthens their bones. Also, sunlight serves as an environmental sterilizer.
If possible, consider building the kennel in the back of the house. This prevents the animal from constantly stressing with the sounds of the street. Planting trees near is also a good option, ensuring a better quality of life for the pet.
The size of the dog should also be taken into account in the definition of kennel measures. Too tight spaces cause discomfort, and huge environments are not advisable. If the place is to house more than one dog, it is necessary to build other rooms, after all the house is an individual space and should not be shared with other animals.
The most important thing when building a kennel, however, is to be aware that no matter how much the place is intended for the dog, the animal should not be locked up at all times.