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Dog enclosure: options for stylish and beautiful fences for dogs (100 photos)

Large breeds of dogs give their owners not only aesthetic and emotional pleasure, but also puzzle them with a considerable amount of care and maintenance. When a puppy grows up rapidly, almost every owner is somehow faced with the task of arranging an aviary for his one or more pets, if the housing conditions allow the possession of such a design.

The size of the enclosure and its characteristics are regulated by special rules and involve careful planning at an early stage. In this matter, it is impossible to ignore the dimensions of the pet, its character, its breed and the requirements for its maintenance.

The need to build an aviary can be revealed at the most unexpected moment. For example, if there may be people on the site periodically who, for some reason, are afraid of the dog, or she reacts negatively or too actively to them.

If there is a street aviary, you will not need to worry about it, you can always close the animal in it for a while, without bringing him inconvenience or stress. It will also be useful if there are spaces on the site where the dog does not need to be allowed, for example, flower beds, a swimming pool or a recreation area with a barbecue.

There are such cases that the owners even get an aviary in the apartment. The requirements for the construction regulate the need for the dog to have free access to enough space for maneuver, food and water, a place where the animal can lie down to rest and not only.

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Dog enclosure

Dog enclosure

Dog enclosure

If the necessary space that can be given to the animal is available, but there are not enough funds or there is a desire, you can build the structure yourself.

It is important to initially determine the exact location and dimensions of the future aviary. Do not forget about the convenience for both yourself and your pet.

In private territories, it is better to install an aviary close to the house so that the dog can observe what is happening, the pet should not be lonely, he should not be nervous, otherwise you will listen to howling and unreasonable barking around the clock.

It is also not recommended to install a dog walking area along the fence adjacent to the road. Every passing person or a passing car will disturb the dog, regardless of whether she sees them or not, they are especially interested in animals walking freely nearby, besides, the pet can scare someone or try to escape.

Experienced dog owners and veterinarians recommend arranging an aviary so that it is located in the area of the gate from where the house is viewed, but there is no direct proximity to the street.

It is also useful to plant shrubs along the structure to protect against wind gusts, which in hot weather will additionally create shady areas, and this is very important for large animals.

With a thoughtful approach, the design will turn out to be reliable and there will be no need for alteration. The animal will feel comfortable, which is also important for the owner who is attached to it.

Size calculation

This is an extremely important factor that needs to be thought out in advance so as not to embarrass either yourself or your pet. To understand how to make the aviary as practical as possible, you will have to start with a drawing of the planned building.

The first thing to pay attention to is the physical parameters of an adult animal, and if there are several of them, then their number.

Consider an average aviary of one and a half meters. A small dog or puppy will feel good in it. For an animal that has more than 50 centimeters at the withers, you will need to expand the enclosure sometimes up to six meters. 65 cm at the withers is the reason for the construction of an eight—meter aviary.

In principle, any dog can fit in a ten-meter aviary, if there are several of them, then we add one and a half meters to each. As for the height, it should be borne in mind that a dog standing on its hind legs should not touch the ceiling in any way.

The following options of aviaries can be distinguished:

  • fully covered;
  • with the presence of several blank walls;
  • with a lattice wall;
  • with insulated floor;
  • with a portable or permanent feeder.

If there are several blank walls in the enclosure, then the open wall is mounted from metal rods. By all means there must be a door and it will still be necessary to place a feeder and a booth on the territory.

Flooring in a cage

There are a lot of options for materials for the construction of the floor, the most popular of them are:

  • concrete floors;
  • cement screed;
  • tree;
  • asphalt.

For example, a cement screed is a rather cold surface, difficult to wash. But wood, on the contrary, in addition to the fact that it is a natural material, it will calm the dog and will not create additional coolness. Wood can be used purely for covering the floor, built from other materials.

When choosing wood, it is important to pay attention to its integrity, smoothness and absence of signs of rotting or bugs. Before use, the tree is always treated from moisture, fungus and other factors. The less flexibility of the board, the better, it will help to avoid the dog's claws getting into the gap formed due to the deflection.

The floor should not lie directly on the surface of the earth, you will need to leave a gap of ten centimeters, and cover the soil with roofing material or concrete.

Wall mounting

It's time to talk about what to make an aviary out of. The wall serves as an obstacle for the pet, so that he could not leave the territory without your desire, and also protects him from wind, bad weather and the scorching sun, and also the dog needs at least one lattice wall for contact with the environment and observation.

Nails should not be used for wall mounting, since an animal can pull them out, it is better to use self-tapping screws. In order to save money, it is not necessary to replace the grid with a grid, not only can the dog break it, it can also injure itself with it, as it will bite it.

For an adult large individual, a distance of 10 centimeters between the bars is suitable, for small ones — less. The main thing is that the dog's head cannot get stuck in the grate.

The door should also be located on the side of the grille so that the dog and the owner can see each other when opening the enclosure. Naturally, a bolt or lock is installed on the door, which the dog cannot open.

Construction of the booth

Another important point for the dog's rest and the insulation of the aviary is the installation of a house. As a rule, the owners build a booth out of boards or plywood, this is not so important. It will be useful to make sure that the roof is removed, so it will be much easier to clean the inside.

The opening in the booth is cut out of a rounded shape, it is practical for the animal and reduces the penetration of cold. For the winter, a curtain is made of dense fabric so that the snow does not blow into the booth and the heat is better preserved.

Roof installation

You can also get fresh ideas from videos and photos of dog enclosures. But there are still general rules. When designing, it is necessary to think in advance about the snowfall in winter and the runoff of water.

The easiest way is to build a single-pitched roof from one of the materials, suitable:

  • ordinary slate;
  • metal tile;
  • profiled flooring;
  • soft roof.

The latter is made of bitumen shingles, which saves well from precipitation, is wear-resistant and noise-insulating. The roof slope is projected towards the drainage, in order to avoid the formation of puddles around the aviary.

When installing the roof, it is best to leave a third of the space uncovered, this will give a sufficient amount of lighting and will not completely isolate the animal from the natural environment.

Note that the booth should be located somewhere in the corner, completely covered by the roof. Firstly, it will keep both the booth and the dog dry, and secondly, it will not allow the dog to climb onto the booth, jump out onto the roof or onto the street.

Photo of an aviary for a dog

Dog enclosure

Dog enclosure

Dog enclosure

Dog enclosure

Dog enclosure

Dog enclosure

Dog enclosure