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Selecting and buying a dog kennel
There are many different kinds of dog kennels available. The dog owner may have difficulty deciding which is the best dog kennel. Before buying a dog kennel, the dog owner should consider how the dog kennel will meet their needs.
The size of the dog helps determine the best size of dog kennel for the dog. A dog of a large or giant dog breed needs considerable space to be able to move freely and be somewhat active in the dog kennel. For a small dog or toy dog, size is less important of a consideration when buying a dog kennel.
The ideal height of the walls of the dog kennel can be affected by the size of the dog and the dogs inclination to climb. Some medium and large dogs can climb higher than the dog owner may expect. The walls of the dog kennel should be high enough to keep the dog securely in the kennel.
Some local regulations may restrict the placement of a dog kennel on a property. If the local ordinances require that the dog kennel be placed no closer than a particular distance from the property lines, these laws can affect the available space for a dog kennel on the property. If the property is narrow or short, the local laws can affect the possible size of the dog kennel for it to fit within the allowed space on the property.
If the dog is to spend a considerable amount of time in the dog kennel, the size of the dog kennel becomes even more important to consider. All dogs need room to get some exercise, therefore a large or medium size dog needs plenty of space in a dog kennel.
If there are no areas of natural shade in the area where the dog kennel is to be placed, the dog owner should consider buying a dog kennel that has a roof. Dogs should not be kept in full sun. They could become overheated, ill, or even die due to excessive sun exposure.
The dog kennel should be easy to piece together. If the dog kennel is shipped to the dog owner or bought in pieces, the dog owner should feel comfortable in their ability to build the dog kennel.
Cost can be an important factor to consider. The dog owner may want to shop for a dog kennel on the Internet and in stores to find the best possible deal for a dog kennel that will meet their needs.