Dog Cabins: Your Pet’s Home Away From Home

  • Posted By: Tim
  • Date: 16 August 2016

Hot summer days and warm nights see not just humans spending more time in the garden but also our pets. And while we have umbrellas, gazebos and swimming pools to give us some shade and respite, what can we do to provide our pets with the same sanctuary during this time?

It’s true we could provide them with an umbrella, offer them a place under the same gazebo or even give them their own paddling pool. But in the long term, these things could break or get torn. What can you do to give them a longer, more sustainable place to rest?

Dog cabins, also referred to as kennels, could be the perfect solution. These dog dens can be the ideal place for your pooch to catch a little shade during warm days – a place that they can really associate as their hideaway.

Outdoor dog cabins provide a sturdy and durable structure for your pet to seek shelter when they want to relax in the garden but really don’t want to be sitting in the sun for long periods of time.

But what factors should you consider regarding dog cabins, and which one is right for you and your doggy companion?

1. Material

Wood is obviously the first material that comes to mind when you think of a dog cabin. You may even picture the type that is home-made. Think of Spike, the dog from Tom and Jerry, and his outdoor home. However, a material called Phenolic is also a popular material for dog cabins. This resin which produces durable and versatile products is moulded into a cardboard-like material to form the sides of the cabin and is usually capped with aluminium to give the structure added strength.

2. Door Position and Size

Your pet’s new home does not need to be gigantic: it just needs to provide them a space to relax in that they can easily turn around in. As for the door’s position, do you want your dog to have access from the side or to give them an entrance under a pitched roof on the side? The choice is yours.

To help you decide which cabin is right for you and your pet, why not take a look at the range of cabins on offer? Your dog’s new den is just a click away.