Laying out the Kennel

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Laying out the Kennel

If you're laying out a kennel for your dog, it can be a daunting task to start if you've never done it before. Here's a few ideas to help make the process go a little bit easier:

• Make the inner chamber of your kennel large enough for your dog to lie down comfortably.
• Make the clearance height of the kennel at least six inches taller than your dog's head.
• Use a hard surface for flooring that is easy to clean like concrete.
• Concrete block is recommended for wall construction. Although it is higher in cost than wood, it will last longer, be easier to clean, and be lower in maintenance costs.
• Use insulation batting to keep the kennel warm and a ceiling fan for summer months.
• Place windows about five feet above the floor to allow natural lighting and placement of cabinets or other storage items.

   

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