Why you need a Wooden Dog Kennel
Owning a dog kennel is an essential accessory of being a new or full-grown dog owner. Kennels serve as both a safe haven for your dog when you are home and as a way to prevent your dog from making a mess of your home when you are away. Many dogs treat their crates/kennels as a place that they can always go to for a quick nap, to eat meals or to hide when they need to. Kennels can also be an effective way to keep your dog away from guests that have a fear of dogs or when contractors need to work in your home uninterrupted.
Puppies and younger dogs need constant human stimulation so it is generally best practice to not keep them in crates for an extended period of time. You should also keep in mind that crating on humane schedules has been a proven way to train young dogs bladder control. Crates and kennels should never be used as a way to punish your dog.
Types of Kennels
Kennels come in a variety of different materials including wire, soft sided crates, plastic and of course wood. Wire is one the most popular crates available due to the fact that they keep your dog well ventilated and gives them a full 360 view of their surroundings. Wire crates are easy to disassemble and put back together but they tend to all look the same with minimal features and visual appeal. Not to mention how loud these crates can be when you have a restless dog.
Soft Sided Crates are lightweight, easy to travel with and easy to store but they also have some major drawbacks. Soft Sided crates are easily knocked over due to their light weight and are not nearly as decorative as other crates and kennels on the market.
Plastic crates are also not the most attractive option but they are ideal for travel and quick trips. If you have a dog larger than 50 pounds it can be challenging to find a plastic crate that is the proper size.
Then there are the wooden dog kennels. Wooden Kennels are specifically designed to be both fashionable and functional. Many dog owners use wooden kennels as end tables so that their dog can be close to the family ( guests also barely notice that your table is actually a kennel). Regardless of where you place your wooden kennel, you are sure to receive compliments and your pup will be happy. We understand that there are a variety of different wooden dog kennels to choose from so our team of editors has put together this buyer’s guide to make your decisions process a little bit easier. Enjoy.
The Casual Home is a 40-year-old brand that creates a larger variety of different high-quality wooden products that have received hundreds of positive reviews including this beautiful dog crate. The 600-44 Pet crate is specifically designed to look like an end table and is made from sustainable heva wood.
Depending on the size of your dog or space that you have available you can purchase the 24 or 27 inch crate in 3 different colors. The 24 inch crate is intended for small dogs that are up to 20 inches long and 14 inches tall. The 27 inch crate is for dogs that are up to 38 inches long and 29 inches tall The three colors include black, espresso, and white. Our team’s personal favorite is the black kennel because it can go with almost any style of home decor. Once your dog is inside there are slats on both sides that give your dog a clear view of its surroundings and a small latch on the front door to keep him secure.
Unfortunately, this crate doesn’t come with a removable tray for when your pet has an accident but it can be bought separately for a pretty low price. Read More Reviews
The Merry Pet 2-in-1 Wooden Dog Kennel is a very versatile product that dog owner of any are sure to find useful. The Merry Wooden Pet Crate and Gate has the unique ability to work as a standard dog crate and pet gate for closing off rooms. The ingenuity that went into creating this 2-in-1 Kennel not only saves dog owners money from not having to purchase 2 separate products but they have also made it quite visually appealing.
When in crate formation the interior dimensions are 32.5L x 23.5W x 22.5H large version of this crate is also available. The walls of the crate of the crate are completely transparent similarly to standard wire crates but the brown wood frames give the crate a classy look. Unlike other wooden dog kennels, this 2-in-1 comes with an easy to clean plastic tray for when your dog has any unforeseen accidents.
To turn this Kennel into gate formation you simply remove the wood top and unfold the corners. If the gate is large for your desired space you can easily remove panels to your desired width.
This is a one of a kind Kennel that we are sure all dog owners will love. Read More Reviews
Includes plastic tray
The EcoFlex Crate/End Table is one of the more stylish wooden dog kennels that we reviewed. The ecoFlex is created by the New Age Pet brand and is one of the only Brands on this list that specializes in pet products. They make products and accessories for cats, dogs and even rabbits. Their expertise in crate design is on full display with the ecoFlex Pet Crate/End Table. This crate comes in 4 colors (Antique white, Espresso, Grey and Russet) and 4 different sizes (small, medium, large and extra large).
The crate is created from a durable material called “ecoFlex” which is a plastic-wood material that prevents the crate from warping or cracking. The spinders of this crate are made from stainless steel which allows for this product to double as a piece of your home decor. This is a wooden kennel that your dog and guests are sure to enjoy. Read More Reviews
Stainless steel finish
The I Love Living Wooden Dog Crate is the by far the largest crate that we reviewed, this thing is huge! Coming in at a whopping 33 x 31 x 30 inches this crate is ideal for big 100+ pound dogs or multiple smaller dogs. This kennel is big enough for you to place your pets toy, food and water bowls if you desire. Size aside, this kennel is quite decorative with its rich espresso finish and excellent durability. If you have an extra large dog this is your kennel, Read More.
Last we have the Chew Proof Dog Crate made by Pinnacle Woodcraft. This is a one of a kind wooden dog crate with a high quality design. This Dog crate is made from 100% authentic Oakwood and a wire lining interior. The Oak Wood used gives this kennel a real authentic feel that can’t be found in any other kennel. The creators of this crate are clearly experienced craftsman and the durability of this crate/end table really shows it. If you can afford this expensive kennel it is most definitely worth the cost.
Before making your final decision we highly recommend you thoroughly review all of the features and measure your pet to ensure that you are making the right purchase for your needs and budget. Read More Reviews
Beautifull smooth finish
After carefully analyzing the prices, features, colors and designs of this wooden kennels we came to the conclusion that the Merry Pet 2-in-1 Configurable Pet Crate and Gate was our clear favorite. Not only will you be receiving a well crafted crate but you also get an effective gate. This is by far the best band for your buck when it comes to wooden dog kennels, but you will be thoroughly satisfied with any of the above options.