Keep your Dog in an Outdoor Dog Kennel

  • Posted By: Tim
  • Date: 14 February 2017

Some dog owners will look to house a dog outside for most of the day and as long as the dog is in the correct conditions, dogs can be very happy to live outside in a dog kennel.

Firstly, you would need to provide a safe area for your dog to wander around in at their leisure as they would do if inside your house. This area needs to be secure whether you are at home or not so sometimes gardens are just not safe enough. Consider purchasing dog run panels to create a compound. They are a great way of letting your dog have freedom outside, letting them see through the panels whilst also knowing they are completely safe when you are not there. You can add extra security to your dog run by using padlocks and installing cameras to deter potential dog thieves. They come in a range of sizes so you can work with the area you have to give your dog the maximum space possible. You can also buy bowls to attach onto the panels so you can leave your dog with fresh food and water knowing they cannot knock it over and be without for the rest of the day.

If you are looking to house your dog outside overnight or if you will be out for most of the day you will need to provide somewhere warm for them to rest and sleep. Many people make the mistake of buying a wooden dog kennel, filling it with blankets and dog beds thinking they will keep themselves warm but this is not the case. If you buy a wooden dog kennel, you will struggle to keep it warm enough during the winter months and may end up wasting your money as you’ll need to buy another kennel in the future.

The best way to keep your dog housed in a warm area would be to purchase an insulated dog cabin which can keep your dog warm outside throughout the day and night in any season. The insulated dog cabins can be purchased in a size to suit your dog breed, to allow space for laying down and moving around but also do not take up too much room in your compound. You can also add door flaps that will help retain even more heat in the insulated cabin. If required and the budget will allow then you could also house your dog in an insulated dog kennel.
These cabins are so robust they do not need any further treatments like a standard wooden dog kennel would. They are built to be both completely weatherproof and chew proof so are built to last the test of time with any dog breed. They are also extremely hygienic as they can be easily cleaned by wiping them with antibacterial solution and rinsing them off.

Once you have built your compound you can choose whether to house the complete cabin unit inside the compound or use a void panel to maximise the space you have. Once all set up you can test the temperature and know if your dog will be safe and warm throughout the dog. If you need any further help or information please call us and we would be more than happy to help.