It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to carry out maintenance checks on your dog kennel!
With winter fast approaching, now is the best time to check around your dog’s kennel for signs of wear and tear and to keep it in tip-top condition. A well looked after dog kennel will repay the favour and will last you for years to come. So get out your wire brush and give it a good rub down, remove any overhang that may damage the felt (such as tree branches) and buy yourself a good quality brush on, solvent-based preservative to protect your timber from the elements. Brush away any dirt, leaves and moss and give it a good rinse down.
Our top tips:
Treat your kennel annually: We always recommend that you treat your new garden building shortly after installation with a good quality water resistant treatment. This process should then be repeated annually.
Ensure zero contact with your kennel: Any overhanging tree or hedge growth poses a threat to your wooden dog kennel and should be cut back at regular intervals. An overhanging tree branch can pierce the kennel roofing felt and would encourage water ingress. Any damaged felt needs to be dealt with quickly. If you do find damage sustained over time then the felt will need to be removed and replaced.
Lubrication: All hinges should be lubricated with suitable oil to ensure continued ease of use.
Follow these easy steps to ensure your dog’s kennel and run can stand up to the elements – in turn prolonging its kennel life and keeping your dog safe, dry and happy.