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Traditionally speaking, your dog kennel flooring success depends on these factors: 1) suitability and quality of the materials, 2) proper floor preparation, 3) proper installation, and 4) proper maintenance. These topics are covered exceptionally well in an article written by Grant Loyd in the May/June issue of Pet Boarding & Daycare Magazine. I can’t say enough great things about this Barkleigh publication. I consider it a must read for anyone in the pet boarding and daycare business. Once you’ve decided on your foundational dog kennel flooring you can build on that with a raised flooring product.
In part 1, we covered the kennel door. Part 2 in our Dog Kennel Designs and Configurations is all about dog kennel panels (side and back). The look of your facility is a personal preference, unless you are an animal shelter/control organization then you may be limited on your input, but let’s assume the decision making is yours. You can choose from stainless steel panels (which are usually used for isolation), or something more colorful, usually some form of plastic. Most kennel manufacturers offer a couple of different types of material. It’s important to educate yourself on what these materials are and how well they will hold up in an animal care facility. It’s also important to ask how the kennel panels are installed. Is it one piece of solid material or is it thinner pieces of material sandwiched together with foam or wood in between? Construction is just as important as material selection when it comes to dog kennels and always ask your potential manufacturer for a long list of references, preferably some local to you so you can drive out and look at the equipment up close and ask the individual what they like and what they do not like. What they do not like is often where the kennel differs from others.