Traditionally dogs were never allowed to sleep inside. Rather they were always put out for the night in a kennel or dog house. It’s only in the last half century that family pets have been encouraged inside, so does this mean dog kennels have become obsolete? Not in the slightest.
While working dogs are still very much kept outside and are housed in kennels, the thought of using one for a family pet seems terrible for some. And that’s exactly the problem, owners becoming too attached to their animals. For dogs, a kennel is a great place to go and sleep during the day without being disturbed. It is one of the few places they can call their space and have some peace and quiet.
Dog kennels are ideal to have in the garden during the hot summer months. They provide shade and somewhere cool for the dog to relax and watch the world go by. And if it happens to rain, there’s no issue because the animal is under a roof. The preconception that all kennels are like prisons for dogs is simply not true. While they do enjoy human company, sometimes they just want to be alone and there’s no better place than a kennel.
Dog houses are available in so many designs it’s unreal. The most popular are made out of wood with an asphalt covered roof, mainly because they are cheaper, but also because they look great. There are also dog kennels made out of metal and plastic. If you really want to go all out, you can even get actual houses for your dog to play in, but you’ll probably have to mortgage your own to get one!
While small dogs may not enjoy it so much, big dogs love a good kennel. They can take whatever they want in there and just enjoy their own space. If you have a big dog and are always in the garden, a dog house is ideal because the animal knows exactly where to go.
Finding the best dog kennels these days is simply a case of looking online. You'll find a massive range at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com while online pet stores such as Pet Supermarket in the UK, and Value Pet Supplies and Pets Warehouse in the US also stock some seriously high quality kennels. Whether you've got a large dog or a smaller breed, you can get some great kennel deals on the net.
For people, being ‘in the dog house’ isn’t great, but for dogs there’s no better place. Put some bones and bowl of water in there and your dog will have a wonderful time. Somewhere cool to sleep in summer, and a nice place to sit in winter. What more could a good dog want?