A dedicated dog owner will go to almost any lengths to ensure that their pet’s home is as comfortable as possible for their pooch while also keeping it safe from harm. Many pet owners allow their favorite four-legged friends to live inside their homes. For many others, allowing their canine friends to live inside their house simply is not an option. These are the animal lovers that are often in search of the perfect outdoor dog pens for their furry companions.
When setting your pet up with an outdoor dog pen, it is almost always desirable to begin with a concrete pad beneath the structure. This makes it virtually painless to keep your pet’s space free of droppings and parasites. You can simply hose off the concrete pad as often as necessary.
The easiest and quickest alternative to obtaining a dog pen is to purchase one pre-built. These are usually constructed of chain link wire and aluminum framing, and can be found at most home improvement stores, super centers, or pet supply stores. Models can be purchased to fit into almost any sized space. Once installed, this type is for the most part maintenance free.
A common factor which all types of canine confinement quarters should share is that they should be spacious enough to give the inhabitants ample room to move about freely. They should also be constructed in such a way that the animal cannot become entangled or trapped in any way, such as having its head stuck in the wire or in between posts. There are types of wire that are excellent for containment but are also designed to protect an animal’s paw in the event it jumps up on the fencing. Dog pens should always be sturdy enough so as to keep the dog securely confined for the animal’s own safety, and also to satisfy local pet confinement regulations.