No pet is the same. Your pet is special, and not just to you. They’re living creatures, with their own sets of needs and personalities. While some pets can do well with an open yard, there are many pets that would benefit from the added security offered by a dog kennel. Dog kennels are a fantastic way to keep even the rowdiest pets under control, and keep the pets that like to stray away safely inside. To get the most out of your dog kennel, here are some Dos and Don’ts of maintaining a dog kennel:
Do: Get an Appropriately-Sized Kennel
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. What might be a great kennel for one dog might be too small for another. Big dogs, especially, need plenty of space to wag their tail in. Kennels are a great way to make sure your dog is safe, and that no accidents occur if they get out, and having an appropriately-sized kennel is a good way to make sure they won’t want to leave. They’re also convenient places for you to make a frequent visit to your pooch and give it all the love it deserves. And you can’t do that without some “waggle” room!
Don’t: Wait Until The Last Minute
You want to have a place to house your dog, especially if they’re an outdoor dog. Sometimes things slip through our memory, but if you’re planning on getting a dog, or if you’re moving someplace that doesn’t have a fence, a dog kennel is a must. Our dog kennels are easy to assemble and disassemble, which essentially makes them portable fences in their own right. With the purchase of a dog kennel, you’ll never worry about having home and board for your dog ever again.
Our dog kennels are built to last, but even the greatest structures in history have been worn by the weather and other elements. Sometimes, the best fit for kennels are the dogs that like to get out. And they’ll do anything to do it, too. Make sure to give your kennel a check-up from time to time just to make sure everything’s alright. It’s likely that the most that would ever be wrong is a loose screw– if that– but you can never be too sure when it comes to your beloved pet.
Don’t: Get a Fence Too Short
Even if your dog has plenty of space to run around in, there’s still a possibility that your dog could jump over it if it’s too short. Short kennels or kennels without ceilings should be at least twice the length of your dog. For exact measurements, speak with a pet care professional concerning your specific pet.
On the fence as to whether or not you need a new dog kennel? Feel free to call us on our telephone number (1-800-221-6425) or visit us at one of our convenient locations in Swainsboro, Vidalia, Statesboro, or Sandersville. We’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can!