When you’re thinking about designing your dream home, it can be easy to forget the important things – like a dream home for your best friend too! Building a dog kennel can be simple and fun to do, if you have a few good inspirations to get you started. Here are a couple of ideas that will help you to create something special for your favourite family pet.
Before you get too carried away with the cosmetic aspects of your kennel design, there are a couple of essential practical points to consider. You need to think about your dog and what they like before you design an amazing kennel that they simply won’t use!
This is one of the most crucial design elements of your kennel. If you make it too big, your dog will not only get cold, but the feeling of safety and protection they seek will be lost. On the other hand, a kennel that is too small will not only be uncomfortable for your furry friend, but will get stiflingly hot during the day. Ideally it needs to be spacious enough that your dog can walk in and comfortably turn around before lying down. We’ve all seen dogs walk several circles before feeling happy enough to settle in for a snooze, and the kennel should accommodate for this. Consider making the door a close fit for your dog, but ensure that the inside is nice and roomy.
Keep It Clean
Features such as a removable roof will ensure that the kennel is nice and simple to clean when the need arises. This will also make it easier to remove or change your dog’s bedding. Nothing is worse than trying to wrestle a big pet bed out of a tiny door entrance – especially with your dog trying to help! Another great feature is to incorporate handles into the side of your kennel design. This will make life a lot easier whenever you have to move the kennel for any reason.
A Solid Foundation
Many people make the mistake of having their dog kennel sitting flat on the ground. This often leads to problems with cold, damp, rot and pests. Including sturdy legs into your kennel design will allow for proper ventilation, and will add years to the longevity of your best friend’s home.
Now that you’ve considered the functional aspects of your kennel design, it’s time to let your imagination run wild. From miniature castles and Asian inspired palaces, to simple and practical traditional designs, the possibilities are endless. Why not get the whole family involved in designing and creating this special project for your four-legged friend.
With all the materials readily available from a range of local sources, building your own dog kennel has never been so easy. You can find a number of step-by-step guides online which will take you through the stages of measuring up and constructing your kennel once you’ve decided on the design. Treat your dog to something special, and start designing your very own kennel today!
Written by Lachlan G.
Lachlan runs a construction business
for his dad. Being a newcomer in the industry Lachlan has quickly acquired some
great product knowledge, ranging from choosing the right stainless steel
suppliers, stainless steel fabrication, to the latest green technology for
building eco homes.