Blog Banner

Dog Kennel Care and Maintenance

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.

Tags: , ,

Trackback from your site.

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Posts

Custom designed kennel block and shed

Custom designed kennel block and shed

At the end of June our install team travelled to High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire to install this bespoke 4 bay kennel block. The design was drawn up by our customer, and featured 4 sleeping areas, 4 separate runs and a middle storage shed.     The kennels were to house […]

Read more

7 Bay Dog Kennel Block

7 Bay Dog Kennel Block

Sara and Mark from Amfides K9 originally came to us back in 2019 for two of our smaller wooden dog cabins. Being owners of German Shepherds, they needed a robust and quality dog cabin that could withstand the needle sharp teeth of chewing puppies as well as the strong jaws […]

Read more

Custom built double aviary mews

Custom built double aviary mews

It took a while from originally quoting for this job to eventually erecting on site – but we got there! We travelled to a country estate in Surrey to install this two bay falconry mews with central corridor. The building had bespoke sizes as well as front bar windows with […]

Read more

HOME
ABOUT US
HOW TO ORDER
DELIVERY
ONE TREE PLANTED
SHOP
DOG KENNEL AND RUN
SINGLE DOG KENNEL
DOUBLE DOG KENNEL
DOG KENNEL WITH SHED
TRIPLE DOG KENNEL
DOG KENNEL BLOCK
DOG CABINS
ACCESSORIES
AVIARIES & BIRD HOUSING
GARDEN BUILDINGS
GARDEN SHEDS
KIDS PLAYHOUSES
GALLERY
TESTIMONIALS
CASE STUDIES
BLOG
CONTACT US