Advantages of Building a Dog Crate
Here are some of the advantages that building your own DIY dog crate offers you.
#1 Enhancing Aesthetics
Sometimes, you need your dog’s home to be awesome as yours in order to match the decor. For that reason, a custom made/DIY dog crate solves the purpose easily. Additionally, make a dog crate end table DIY manner in order to optimize the usage and area utilization.
Pet parents have used many creative ideas to make the DIY dog crate in order to optimize the usage and utilize the area well. For example, look at the images below:
#2 Increases Compatibility of your Dog
After buying a dog crate from the market some people do not get an accurate size of the crate. The crate will either be larger than the requirement or smaller. In fact, all the complementary problems come along with it i.e. poor locking mechanism, fragile construction, etc.
All these factors can lead a dog to not liking the kennel, also making him difficult to crate train. In contrast to that, you can choose to build a dog house yourself with perfect dimensions. It will make the crate training process very easy.
#3 Lower Possibilities of Breaking
Some market dog crates have a poor locking mechanism or the material itself is too fragile to hold a dog inside. These loopholes will never exist when you are building a dog house yourself. Likewise, choosing a better grade material will not only make the house secure but also unbreakable.
In continuation of the previous topic i.e. lower possibilities of breaking, this point will add further insights. DIY dog crates are more durable compared factory-made ones. This feature is the best to sell the idea of building a dog house.
#5 Outdoor Kennels
Generally, the outdoor dog crates or kennels are suitable for guard dogs. However, most of the medium sized dogs can stay in an outdoor kennel. In contrast to that, indoor kennels have flooded the markets. Because people who have a limited budget or smaller apartment. Therefore, purchase the indoor dog crate. On the other hand, pet parents who want an outdoor kennel will probably choose to make one instead of buying.
Disadvantages of Building a Dog Crate
Coming on the disadvantages part, there are some drawbacks to building a DIY dog crate. Not only building DIY dog crate will be time-consuming but also cost you more.
Building a DIY dog crate will cost you more than purchasing a factory-made dog house. Moreover, the material selection and procurement from an expensive dealer can worsen the deal. Additionally, many pet parents tend to increase the cost while making the kennel. Because constructional errors, design failure, redoing the whole project makes it happen.
#2 Planning, Designing & Executing
Planning, designing and executing are the most difficult exercises of building a DIY dog crate. Firstly, you have to specific about your DIY dog crate plans, I suggest you go with dog kennel plans using wood as they are cheaper and also because many hardware sellers or traders will encourage you to purchase some useless expensive stuff.
Therefore, doing market research is the most necessary in order to plan a perfect DIY dog home. Then you can use the design ideas which you have seen above in this article or some other place. Finally, if you are not a craftsman then you need to consider trying to practice before actually building a kennel.
For example, if you want to build a wooden dog crate(or check out Cheap Wooden Dog Crate Reviews!) then start practicing to hammer the nails after drilling the wooden logs. Then practice using a block plane which will be very useful for the task.
Similarly, if you choose to make a metal dog crate then you can practice using a hacksaw blade with its frame. Additionally, select perfect fastening components i.e. clamps, i-bolts, wing nuts, etc. It will make the process of setting up and dismantling the DIY dog crate simpler.
#3 Dog Hates The Crate(Most of the Times)
If you planning to build a DIY dog crate then you will have to accept it when your pooch dislikes your effort. Generally, dogs like the company of their people most of the times. In fact, some companion dogs will not leave their parent out of sight for a minute. Such a dog will follow his master even to the bathroom.
Therefore, building an outdoor DIY dog crate can be a blunder if your dog does not stay calm inside. Even the indoor DIY dog crate will cause anxiety to some dogs. Finally, be ready for a heartbreak when your dog doesn’t like his new dog house.
You can follow a six-step easy crate training guide to solve the problem.
#4 Can be Injurious to Dog
Dogs are curious most of the times, this encourages them to go out from a confinement. In fact, some intelligent dogs can find ways to escape. During this process, dogs can badly hurt themselves. It is a concerning issue for most of the parents.
In many cases, dogs try to chew the metal of wooden dog kennels hurt themselves in the mouth and face. Also, while jumping from a pen or a fence a dog will possibly get injured if not by the fence piercing his coat then by injury of falling down from a height.
#5 Temporary Residence
Building a DIY dog crate is not a good idea if you have a traveling job or have to relocate often. Dismantling a dog crate will not be easy, in fact, transporting the raw materials of that DIY dog crate will be more expensive than buying a new one.
Therefore, you shall be ready to leave a well-built DIY dog house without any hesitation. Otherwise selecting an airline approved dog crate is advisable which will allow you to transport your little champion via air cargo. Additionally, selecting a metal dog crate will not be a bad choice either which you can easily fold during transportation.