Do you really need a big space for your dogs?
Quick answer is yes.
Dogs, especially the big ones love nothing more than being outside running around and playing under the sun or even during wintertime.
They can’t help it! They feel more comfortable in their natural environment. And as dog lovers, we want what’s the best for our fur friends.
But why outside dog kennels?
We’ve discussed the benefits of dog kennels from our previous blog but let’s dig deeper. Below, we will talk about the benefits of having an outside dog kennel and some pointers on how to choose the best outdoor dog kennels.
Benefits for the dogs
A place to run and exercise
Dogs, regardless of breed and size, need plenty of exercises. That’s why they are the best exercise partners right? And what’s the better way to let them burn off some energy than by letting them run around in a big backyard? If you have a small yard, or no yard at all, an outside dog kennel can give your dog the space he needs to run and play.
A place to have fresh air and Vitamin D
Perfect for those who do not have a big backyard, an outdoor kennel will give you all the benefits of having one at a cheaper price.
Of course, we don’t want to see our friends confined and leashed all the time. However, sometimes we do not have all the time to go out with them just to give them fresh air and sunlight.
Thus, being outside does not only give them fresh air, but also an extra boost of vitamin D which is important for bone health. Just remember that being outside, under the scorching heat of the sun can be dangerous so make sure that you get an outside dog kennel with a good quality roof.
Reduce boredom and anxiety
Dogs, especially active ones, need their minds to be occupied. They need to release their physical energy because if not, they’ll release this in other ways.
Maybe they’ll put on more weight because they don’t get the exercise they need, or they bark and chew a lot.
Being outside offers sensory stimulation and they’ll be introduced to new smells, sounds, and sights. This will make them more confident when they encounter unfamiliar things.
A safe space when you’re not at home
If dogs are left unattended, they might find themselves exploring risky places that can be dangerous to them or they may cause property damage. Having an outdoor dog kennel allows your dog to go out without worrying about them running loose and risking their safety.
This is best especially when you are welcoming a new dog into your home. Having a new dog can be challenging because it will change your daily routine. But an outside dog kennel will make dog training easier.
Benefits to the owner
Now that you know the benefits of having an outside pen for your dog, let’s talk about the benefits for you as the owner.
Its less expensive
If you want to have an enclosed area for your dogs, having an outside dog kennel is less expensive than fencing the whole yard. These shelters are perfect for dog breeders to safely contain their dogs during the night.
Moreover, if you want to move, you can move the dog kennels with you.
Dog kennels are different from dog house. In other words, it’s not a decoration. The main purpose of a dog kennel is to provide a long-term shelter for your fur friends.
It needs to be roomy so that you can clean it with ease and therefore, provide them with the ideal sanitation.
You can customize
All our premium outdoor kennels can be customized according to your needs and wants and situation. You can even have an indoor dog kennel if you prefer!
Do you prefer kennels where they can run? Or a safe space for small pooches? Do you want it insulated or have food rooms? Is it durable enough for big working dogs or are you using it for breeding?
These are some of the things you need to consider.
Buying an outdoor dog kennel should be able to meet your priorities and preferences. Here at Backyard Escapes, we have standard sizes but we are also open to requests. You can get a free quote for that.
The best part? It’s not a DIY kennel. You can use it right away after delivery.
Buy your dogs the outdoor dog kennel you both deserve
If you are not sure how to purchase an outdoor dog kennel in Maryland, we are here to assist you and give you the best tips.
Each outside dog kennel is hand-crafted by Amish woodworkers and is made with premium materials.
Please see and check out our dog kennel section here or start customizing here on our website!