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Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Portable Dog Kennel

Apr 1, 2008
Apparently the love for our little friends knows no limits. As the dogs bring a smile in our life, no matter how hard it is, we are doing our best to improve the quality of their life, as well. Therefore I saw that now a new thing appeared, that is quite practical: portable dog kennels. The dog can enjoy the fresh air outside, or simply accompany you in a holiday while your lawn (if at home) doesn't get ruined by the constant running around of your dog.

However there are a few things you should consider before buying a portable dog kennel. The size of your dog. If you have a puppy you will want to get a smaller kennel this also goes for owners of small dogs. The kennel shouldn't be huge but it should be large enough for your dog to stand up, turn around, and lay down in without any problems. After all, the idea is to make him feel good to. Where you want to put the kennel. Most dog owners prefer to put the kennel in an area that is out of the way but still provides the dog interaction with household traffic.

Type of material the kennel is made out of. Portable dog kennels come in wire, nylon, or plastic. Some of the more elaborate kennels have bamboo or Rattan panels built onto a wire body for style. Take some time to consider your options before going out and purchasing the cheapest one you find or the one that you think looks the best. Remember that they will probably try to chew the material, and might break a tooth while doing it. So looks don't matter when buying a portable dog kennel. The safety of your dog is all that matters.

How much will you be using it? If you are only going to be using it in the house you might want to consider a larger wire model. However, if you want to use it for travel or if you will be putting it in a car then you might consider a nylon kennel that is easily folded down flat for transport and easier set up. You can get wire kennels that fold up and transport fairly easy but the nylon kennels are much better for this type of use. The last important thing that you should consider is your budget and how much would you be willing to spend.
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This article was written for the Dog Facts Blog and is a part of the dog care series present there. More details on the dog blog.
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