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Puppy Kennels: Preparing for Your New Puppy

Myrna Kauffman - January 23, 2024

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Welcoming a new puppy into your family is an exciting prospect. One of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make when planning to welcome a new puppy is deciding where your new puppy will live. A puppy kennel is a good solution that addresses many of the concerns that come with adopting a new puppy.

Develop Good Puppy Habits

Your new puppy will quickly become adjusted to your family’s routines and habits so it’s important to establish good habits from the beginning. If you allow your puppy to sleep in your bed instead of a puppy kennel with you for the first few nights it will be much more difficult in crate training or training your puppy to sleep in the dog kennel you provided. Begin training on the very first day to establish healthy, sustainable habits. 

A Puppy Kennel for Sleeping

Puppies need a safe, familiar place to help them feel secure. Ideally, you should purchase a quality dog kennel before your puppy arrives so that your puppy can bond with their new puppy kennel from day one.

We all know that sleep is important for growing children. Sleep is also important for a young dog and you’ll want to provide your puppy with a safe and comfortable puppy kennel for sleeping. Consider adding a soft bed to your puppy’s insulated dog kennel

A great option for newborn dogs is the thermostat-controlled whelping pads. Smaller dogs need to be kept warmer first couple weeks of their life. This is a great individualized option to keep your puppies warm and safe and allow for proper rest.

Puppy Kennel Feeders and Waterers

Your puppy will need 2 or 3 square meals a day plus easy access to water. Make sure your outdoor dog kennel is equipped with a feeder and waterer that is accessible and easy to clean.

Easy to Clean Puppy Kennel

Puppies naturally make a mess; that’s why they need to be trained to keep their living quarters clean. Your puppy will come with very little training. You’ll need to prepare a space for your puppy that makes dog kennel maintenance easy and that resists your puppies’ efforts to chew things that aren’t edible.

Be prepared to clean up after your puppy as your puppy learns where and where not to “go”. A kennel for dogs with handy cleaning features will make this job easier.

Keep Your Puppy Safe

Your puppy will be a natural explorer so you’ll need a secure place where your puppy will be kept out of trouble while you’re away. Providing a puppy kennel for your new puppy will keep your dog safe and give you peace of mind knowing that your puppy and belongings are safe.

To stay healthy, puppies need exercise. Your yard is an ideal place for your puppy to get exercise, but you’ll also want to provide an outdoor dog kennel so that your puppy can rest and get out of the weather while you’re away.

Be Puppy Ready

Preparing for your new puppy might feel like a lot of work but it’s an important part of making sure that your new puppy’s arrival is a good experience for all involved. With a little foresight and planning your new puppy will learn to fit into its new routine and become a lovable part of your family. 

P.S. Do you plan to raise puppies as a business or hobby? Our professional dog kennels (shown below) are well suited for use as whelping boxes. See our commercial dog kennel catalog for more info. 

12x32 8-box puppy kennels