Corral for dogs: we build ourselves
Have you decided to start a four-legged friend? In that case, you will need a pen for dogs! Your beloved pet will be placed there as necessary, so that the dog does not interfere with you under your feet, while you do household chores. And if you bought not an adult dog, but still a puppy, then the dog shelter is exactly what you need, until the small pet grows up and learns to behave correctly. The best pen is a square shape. In the modern world, you can choose a fence for any interior of an apartment or house. There are pens of different shapes and from any material (mesh, wood, metal). The size of the fence is determined by the breed of dogs, but for the puppy it is quite suitable 2.7 × 1.8 × 1.8 m. You can not buy it, but make the paddock yourself from the available material.
How to make a pen for your own dog
Before you start making a fence for a dog, decide on its size, shape and material (ideally it should be a square shape). If your pen is designed for a puppy, then it is better to make it solid, without trellised walls. For an adult dog fencing in the form of a lattice or a fence will approach. The design should be stable and strong, withstanding multiple jumps. Basically, the wall with the door suffers. The material can be laminated chipboard. It is good because the surface is smooth and easy to clean, and the dog can not snap his own paw or catch teeth. Walls inside fix with a bar on the screws, and from the top corral reinforce the corners. Try to make the mounts so that the dog does not have the opportunity to gnaw on them. If you take plywood or wood as a material, then for a more aesthetic appearance, soak the dog shelter with non-toxic substances, such as Aquatex. The height of the walls depends on the breed of the dog or the puppy. As a rule, one of them is made a bit shorter than the others. On it is a door, at a distance from the corner of 20 cm, and below - 18 cm from the floor. The door is fastened to hinges and bolts from the inside. You can put a door from Plexiglas, so that the dog watches the events in the room. Inside the enclosure, attach the beads with a width of 7 to 9 cm. The best option for flooring is linoleum. Edges let out outside and fix to walls in the form of a trough, it will allow urine to not spread and will protect a floor from scratches. You can also warm the dog shelter, laying under the linoleum heater. On top of the linoleum is put a layer of newspaper or absorbent diaper, and then the mat rests. Thus, your dog will have a dry and warm litter.
Arrange the corral so that it can be easily assembled and disassembled as necessary. In this construction there should be a specially allocated place for the toilet and a zone for playing and resting. To accustom the puppy to the pen is gradual. Leave it for a long time alone can not, and do not wait for the dog to start barking and whining. Do not let the pet get bored, give him toys or give him a delicious bone. Believe me, your dog will appreciate the place where she is allowed to do anything, and she will be happy to spend time there.