Not all dogs are inside the dog. Some dog owners let their pets out. Living outside without safe, weather-proof, spacious housing is not only dangerous, it can be just as tragic for your dog.
In this article we will discuss five ways to create your own outdoor dog kennel without breaking the bank to provide your dog with an enjoyable, safe, weather-proof, outdoor living area.
We have a lot to cover so let’s dive in …
Tip # 1: Semi-homemade dog coils
Many dog owners find it more cost effective to make a small pre-made outdoor dog kennel.
Think of it as an addition to your dog’s home.
If you start it properly with a small canal, adding a building above the canal can save you money in the long run.
Tip # 2: Use alternative ingredients
As far as I know you don’t have to use chain links or steel to make outdoor dog canals.
Other alternative materials are PVC, wood and chicken wire.
Use your creativity and visit professional kennels to get ideas for your own kennel system.
Tip # 3: Pre-planning for space and growth
Setting up a good outdoor dog kennel is essential to give your dog enough space during the day and to do some exercise.
Pre-plan and pre-define how much space you want to use so that you know how many elements you will need to effectively cover that space.
The best set-ups allow the dog to run 20-30 feet and the width is 10-20 feet.
Tip # 4: Use nylon panels to make the walls
If you get some nylon panels for walls and a roof and decide to use chain link fencing to build your kennel, this is an affordable weather proofing solution.
Nylon panels are washable, they can breathe and they provide protection from the sun and block air better than an open chain link design.
Tip # 5: Design an effective roof
You will see many options for roofing your kennel there because of how to make a kennel there.
Proven roofing solutions that are both effective and affordable:
Ultimately to protect your outdoor dog’s kennel sets against the elements, you need to provide your dog with a safe place to sleep (a good idea is to add a dog house), to keep your dog safe from strangers and other animals and unable to escape. We don’t want our best friend to get into a car or any other accident.