How To Make A Dog Kennel
If you are a dog owner, knowing how to make a dog kennel can save you time and money. You also have more creative control and ability to customize. If you cherish your dogs, you will want them to live in a good environment. A dog kennel will keep the dog and others safe while keeping the dog comfortable. If you feel that a dog kennel is the best way to house your dog, there are various ways you can go about constructing one. Here's a way to make a relatively easy dog kennel.
In order to make a dog kennel, you will need:
- support posts
- wooden plank
- Make a blueprint of the dog kennel. The dog kennel blueprint doesn't have to be of a professional quality. It's good to have a visual of what you want before beginning to build anything. Determine what you plan to have in the kennel, how many dogs will be housed and what materials you need. A kennel made of fencing is one of the easier construction methods.
- Check the building and zoning regulations of your area. Depending on where you live, there may be certain rules and regulations you have to adhere to when building a kennel. Check with your local city council or landlord if you live in an apartment,
- Take measurements. Measurements are very important because they determine how much space and materials you will need. Consider the amount of flat land you have, how many dogs you have and the distance between your house and neighboring houses.
Secure fencing posts securely into the ground. This makes the difference between a strong foundation and a disaster waiting to happen. If you are unable to do this by yourself, call a professional to ensure that your dogs are safely housed.
- Make sure there is an area for shade as well as sunlight. An easy way to ensure this is by buying a wooden plank that is longer than the base of the kennel but half as wide as the kennel. This will give the dog as much shade as sunlight.