Category Archives: Housing

Crates

Dogs are den animals.  In the wild they seek out caves or other sheltered lairs.  They feel more secure in enclosed areas. If you have a housedog there are still good reasons to crate-train them — what if your dog is hurt and needs vet-prescribed crate rest? What if you have contractors coming in and…

DIY Puppy Kennel

This plan is for a 15’x10′ puppy kennel with a concrete-block floor over gravel. A solid concrete pad is better, and pricier and requires a lot more work. Materials List Leather work gloves (this is not a job for a manicure) Wheelbarrow, shovel, mattock, metal rake, small sledge hammer, screwdriver, linesman’s wire-cutting pliers, rubber mallet…