Skip to content

How Can Dog Kennels Improve Your Pet’s Health

Thinking about adding a home kennel to your garden for your canine companion? If a kennel is not something you’ve considered before, there are some health benefits they may deliver to your pet. Of course, whether or not a kennel will suit your dog will depend on their personality, temperament, history, and how you plan to use it. But if you’d like some more information on kennels’ possible benefits, you’re in the right place. Keep reading for everything you need to know to help you make a decision.


Peace and Quiet

If your pet regularly likes to have a little peace and quiet, providing them with a kennel could be a great way of providing this while also increasing your dogs’ wellbeing. Whether they struggle with noisy young visiting relatives, find commotion distressing, or simply prefer sleeping and relaxing in their own private area, a kennel could benefit your dog’s mental health. A kennel can also provide your dog with a sense of security; it’s a safe space that’s their own, bolstering their natural inclination towards territoriality.


Ability to Burn Off Energy

Dogs love to be outdoors, whether chasing around the yard burning off energy or simply sprawling in the sunshine. If you’re out all day at work, having an outdoor kennel means that (if your garden is secure and it’s right for your dog) you have the option of leaving your pet outside rather than cooping them up inside for hours. A home dog kennel allows them to enjoy being outside without the worry of them getting cold or wet if a shower strikes. This is a great way to increase your dog’s wellbeing.


Prevents Dogs Eating Things They Shouldn’t

Whether you’re worried your dog could chew on your furniture or get into the cupboards and steal food they shouldn’t; a home kennel can give you peace of mind. Everyday foods like chocolate and avocados can be harmful to dogs – and some pets are very ingenious at getting hold of things they shouldn’t. A kennel can solve this.


Is a Kennel Right for My Dog?

Great question. Every dog has his own unique personality and while home kennels may be beneficial for some canines, they won’t suit others. A kennel should never be used as a punishment or as a way to replace training. Think about your pet’s personality and needs when deciding whether to invest in a kennel – you may even wish to talk to your vet for further advice.

If you do choose to get a kennel for your garden, always make sure that water is available for your pet, the space is comfortable for them and maintains a temperature that’s neither too hot nor too cold. Consider adding blankets and toys to help your dog feel as happy as possible in his new kennel.


How to Choose the Best Home Kennel

The right kennel for your dog’s wellbeing will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your pet and how often you expect them to use the kennel. Here are the things to think about when weighing up your options:

  • The size: your dog should have adequate space to stand up comfortably and room to turn around and get comfortable inside.
  • Materials: Choose a kennel made of sturdy materials that will protect your pooch from the elements while also allowing for good ventilation. Some kennels incorporate UV protection, which you may wish to consider, especially if you live in a hot climate.
  • Portability: do you want to take the kennel with you when you move home?
  • Ease of assembly and how easy the kennel is to clean.

Don’t Forget to Take Out Pet Insurance

Insuring a dog is one of the best ways to safeguard the health of your beloved pet. The best pet insurance is affordable, customizable, and quick and easy to arrange online. Pet insurance typically covers your dog should they suffer an accident or injury, require emergency medical care, or develop a new illness. You can choose to take out the package that’s best for your needs, your pet, and your budget. Opt for a basic policy or a wellness package that’ll usually cover routine vaccinations, treatments, and an annual check-up.


The Takeaway: It’s a Dog’s Life

If you think a kennel might be beneficial for your dog, there are plenty of options to choose from – whether you want a basic but spacious space or a mock cabin style complete with railings, windows, and a porch (really), you can find it. Take some time to weigh up the choices, and make the kennel as comfortable and pleasant a space for your pet as possible, so he associates it with happy times and never with punishment. Don’t forget to take out pet insurance, too, for peace of mind that, should your beloved pooch suffer an accident or injury, the vet bills are covered.

About Horizon Structures

Horizon Structures is now the industry’s leader in quality built horse barns, horse stables and run-in sheds. The high level of craftsmanship in our Amish built barns, horse stables, storage buildings, sheds and garages provide for a long lasting structure that comes with our Written Guarantee.

Latest Articles

Looking for something?


Follow us on Social Media

We will be transferring you to our 'sister' company – Stoltzfus Structures.