Kennels @ Wayeh Alaskan Malamutes, Wayeh Alaskan Malamutes Today

How NOT to build a kennel, Materials List, Site Selection, Site Preparation, Getting Started - Build a corner, Gravel, Lay the block, Finish the square - more corners, Clean the kennel, Set up kennel panels & shade/roof, Furnish the puppy kennel

Materials List

For a 15x10 puppy kennel. 

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
metal corner braces and screws
pressure treated 2x4 lumber
2 ea 16'
2 ea 12' 
3/8" washed gravel for leveling
10 rebar cut to 18" lengths, skinny rebar works here and is easier to hand saw if that's your only choice.
scrap wood for a scree to smooth gravel
concrete pavers (we used concrete blocks that are half as deep as the kind used for wall construction and laid them flat so our wall is laying on the ground -- 8"tall, 16" long, 4" deep -- not half-highs, if you order these, they go back!)  But you can use any concrete block or paver, we like these because they don't break!  They have holes in them for gripping and moving.  And they are cheap.
WELDED kennel panels from
1 ea Platinum series gate panel
9 ea Platinum or Silver series wall panels
10x20 Car canopy or 10x10 kennel canopy to keep the weather off the puppies
Shade tarps for sun protection or privacy depending on the location
dog house
wading pool
water buckets

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Wayeh Alaskan Malamutes & Tennessee Alaskan Malamute Rescue 
Page updated 02/15/2010

Wayeh Working Housedogs is built/maintained by
Sidney Helen Sachs
Spring City, TN 37381