When a couple is awaiting a new baby, they usually have accommodations ready before the little one comes home.
The new owner of a gun dog puppy should make the same commitment. The first thing I ask new dog owners is what kind of kennel they are going to keep their new pup in.
I always stress the importance of a good kennel.
In this day and age, our life- styles are broken down into minutes, and most of us don’t have the time to do that constant baby-sitting. A kennel eliminates that responsibility.
There’s always a time where you as an individual has to leave your dog unsupervised. A kennel is a controlled environment. It offers an area where your dog can get fresh air and the use of a corner for a bathroom. It’s their spot.
A dog kennel is an owners No. 1 training tool. It’s a place where your dog can sleep, but more importantly, a place where your dog can’t get into trouble, such as running around the neighborhood, chasing cars, playing keep-away with the kids.
The run of the house provides too many opportunities for a dog to get into trouble. Puppies will chew us everything and anything they can get their little teeth on.
Bring a dog in the house once in a while, but when not under supervision, they’re in the kennel.
Here are some suggestions on building a doghouse and a kennel: