Dogs love being outdoors. So, the first thing you need to get after getting a dog is a kennel for him/her. If you have space outside dog kennels for large dogs are the right investment for not only you, but your dog too. It’s going to be so much helpful when you have a guest who is allergic to dogs, or when you have to go away for a couple of days and you don’t to leave your dog locked up in the house.
So, let’s take a look at how you can choose the right kennel for your dog. Primarily, you just need to take into account two things while deciding on the right kennel for your dog:
- Your yard size
- Your dog’s size
Keeping this in mind is important, because obviously you won’t want your entire yard occupied by nothing but a kennel. If you have an average-sized dog, large enough that is, then you can indulge your dog to a moderately large kennel. That way, he will enough space to move around and won’t be bored quickly. Dogs tend to actually lose it when they get bored, and that’s when the behavioural destructiveness starts to kick in.
Now this is pretty normal, right? If you have a small dog, there’s no point getting him a gigantic kennel. Likewise, getting a small kennel to a large dog will just cramp him and get him frustrated. The kennel is just going to be like a house for him. It’s going to provide him with shelter, security and safety. So, it should be large enough for him to say, turn around and even stretch out should he want to do so. Ideally speaking, your dog should be able to stand up properly inside.
Kennels should also be water-proof, so try to avoid metals which get rusty easily.