To you, your dog kennels may be a place for your dog to sleep or a way of transporting them safely. For your dog, their kennel is their castle. In addition to being somewhere that you can let your dog sleep at night and transport them, kennels are also crucial for training your dog.
But what should you look for when it comes to buying dog kennels? In this article, we’ll look at how you can get the perfect dog kennel in Vancouver.
Choosing the Right Size for Your Kennel
The comfort of your dog should be your number one priority. For this reason, the kennel that you buy needs to fit the dog. If you have a small dog kennel, your dog might not feel comfortable. If you have a large dog kennel, your dog might feel unsafe. The size needs to be just right.
The first stage in finding the right dog kennel is to measure your dog. Get a tape measure and use it to get your dog’s measurements while the dog is standing up.
For the length measure, start from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail. For the height, have your dog sit upright while measuring. Some dogs are taller when they are sat down.
To work out the ideal length and height for your kennel, add two to four inches to the measurements.
If you’ve got a puppy, the last thing you’ll want to do is buy several kennels as the dog grows up. Instead, get a kennel that is designed to house an adult dog of that breed. Then, use dividers or a box inside the kennel to reduce its size temporarily.
If you’re not sure what size to get your dog, it is always safer to go up a size.
Use Metal Kennels for Larger Breeds
If you have a larger breed of dog or one that will grow up to be a big dog, you should look at getting a metal kennel for them.
Using a kennel that is not made of metal may result in your kennel getting damaged if your dog gets too excited or decides to test how strong it is.
Choosing an Outdoor Dog Kennel
If you choose to get a kennel so that your dog can have an enclosed space, you can get any size as long as it fits in the space you have. Those kennels are typically made with chainlink and the height only depends of your requirements. Western fence is the specialist you need to talk to for those types of kennels.
Outdoor kennels are a great choice if you have a garden or yard. It will prevent your dog from making any damages to your garden but also prevent your dog from any exterior harm. It is a great alternative to keeping your dogs on a leach while they are enjoying the outside.
Outdoor kennels are also an excellent tool for training your dogs safely and introducing them to new people and other animals.
Dog Kennels in Vancouver
Western Fence and Gate Ltd are here to provide dog kennels in Vancouver. We build chainlink indoor and outdoor kennels and enclosures for homes, dog kennel businesses, and organizations like the Vancouver police dog squad, and the SPCA.