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Simple solutions for a cleaner and safer kennel

If you have a hunting dog that resides in an outdoor kennel, keeping it clean can sometimes be difficult. A concrete floor combined with a septic tank can help with waste disposal and kennel hygiene, but not foolproof. While a hose stream can clean your pet’s living quarters, it’s where and how you place their bed and food and water bowls that makes all the difference.

By visiting professional trainer kennels, including Tom Dokken, Dan Hosford and Sharon PotterI noticed some similarities in the layout of the containment systems.

The biggest tip is to keep the dog’s bowls and bed in the front of the kennel, next to the door. Why? Because dogs don’t like to dispose of body waste too close to where they sleep and eat. Putting the bed and bowls in the back of the kennel takes extra hassle help in most cases.

If you spray from the front of the kennel to the back to clean it, the watery waste will go along the bed (hopefully it’s raised off the ground!) and the bowls. Even if you have a kennel resting on the grass in the garden, you will want the bed or kennel and the bowls near the entrance because every time the dog enters or exits the kennel door, he has the opportunity to walk in the trash. and follow him everywhere.

By keeping food and water bowls and the bed close to the door, your dog can get out of his sleeping area, eat and drink, and greet you at the door without having to dodge landmines or dodge puddles. pee (which he probably won’t do). do too well in an excited state). It also keeps waste in an area that allows you to enter the kennel without having to do the same!

That said, kennels should be cleaned daily, if not more often, for health reasons, not to mention your dog’s comfort and happiness.

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