Here at zooplus we offer a great range of wooden dog kennels, which are a traditional and attractive way to keep your dog protected against the weather whilst outdoors These are some of the points to consider when choosing a wooden dog kennel for your canine:
Size: If possible, measure your dog's height from paw to head, and then do the same from head to the tip of its tail to get its full length. The size of the kennel should exceed the height & length of your dog by enough to allow them to turn and stand. The small dog kennel, size S, is for smaller breed dogs, M & L for average size dogs, and XL or XXL for the largest breeds: it is well worth checking how big your dog may become if they are still growing.
Insulation: an excellent way to protect your dog from colder weather conditions. You can choose from simple mats or all round insulation that covers the kennel's walls and floor. It can be added in the colder winter months and simply removed in the summer. We also offer a great range of wooden dog kennel sets that come with the perfect size of insulation included.
Roof Type: Choose between a pitched or flat roof. Pitched roofs are more comfortable for larger dogs whereas flat ones can suit smaller dogs better.
Assembly: Choosing a kennel that is easy to assemble will save you time, many of our kennels have instructions available to view prior to purchase.
Extras: Some dogs do prefer the extra comfort of a roofed patio to rest, especially in the warmer months, where they can enjoy the shade and the breeze.
Once you find the correct kennel for your dog, don't forget to:
Keep It Clean: Hygiene is important to keep your dog healthy and the kennel odour-free. Check regularly and see if it's necessary to clean it.
Air insulation materials: If you use an insulation mat, air it frequently to avoid accumulating odours and dog hair.
Take care of the wood: If you live in an area where it rains often, you might want to treat or varnish the wood when it starts to weather, choosing a sheltered spot can also help. A wooden dog kennel will require treating from time to time, in order to keep it in the best possible condition.
Pitched Roof: these traditional-style dog kennels have a great pitched roof with overhang, great for protecting your dog from draughts and rain. Some of these even feature an adorable porch area, so that your dog can sit out and enjoy the sunshine! As well as classic wood finishes, you can also choose colourful options to make these kennels an eye-catching feature in your garden.
Flat Roof: a flat roof is also a great option, slightly sloped to allow water run-off but cosy and cuddly inside!
Insulations: to ensure your dog is as comfortable and warm as possible inside its kennel, particularly during colder months, why not invest in some insulation? We offer insulation in the perfect sizes to fit our kennels, fitting easily inside and attaching with Velcro to keep your dog happy and toasty. We offer such a wide range of sizes that you are bound to find something to fit your dog’s kennel.
Sets: if you already know that your dog will need an extra layer of warmth, then look no further than our combined kennel-and-insulation sets, a great way to create a warm and cosy atmosphere that protects your dog from the elements outdoors!