Building Dog Kennels Articles
This page has 2 purposes. It will allow people to take a quick tour through my breeding facility. It is also intended to help new dog breeders learn from the mistakes I made in building this kennel. No one will ever build the perfect dog kennel, but maybe with a few ideas from this web site your can get some good ideas and learn from my mistakes.
This is a view of the 8 outside puppy yards when you are standing at the back door of the kennel. The point is that you can not see them because of the landscaping. The more you can compartmentalize your facility with landscaping the quieter its going to be. If you have a bunch of 7 week old pups and they see you - they are going to scream.
I get a lot of emails in which people talk about problems with their dogs that occur when they are not home. My answer is that they need to keep their dog in a dog crate, a fenced yard, or a dog kennel when they are gone. If the dog is in an enclosure it cannot hurt anything.
People whose dogs learn to break out of crates often purchase the more expensive aluminum dog crates. They do this thinking these crates are more secure and will solve their problem. To an extent this is true and it works because these dogs are not going to get out of the aluminum crates. But some dogs (that have gotten out of a number of crates in the past) they actually become so wound up and crazy in their attempt to get out of these crates that they hurt themselves.
A chart of dog house dimensions recommended for dogs depending on their size.
No matter how much information I put in this article, it will never be enough. I have bred more than 170 plus litters of working bloodline German Shepherds over the past 20 years and I still learn something new all of the time. That's the beauty of dog training.