Dog experts have categorized these six personality types and their traits. Assess your dog's personality carefully, and then look for a kennel that they will feel homely in. Kennel designs have evolved from mere dog crates to thoughtful outdoor doghouses, so you will easily find a bigger and better type on the market. Important consideration herein - they should feel 'at home' in the kennel rather than alienated or intimidated in it.
Dog personality type and Traits and recommended kennel type
- Playful, socially inclined, extrovert, active.
Look for a kennel that has some elements of a playground - a sand-pit will be ideal. A thatched canvas roof with frills, and roomy and airy enclosure to make your pooch comfortable. A bench to lie down and some dog toys hung from the sides will keep your pooch busy!
Creative, inventive, individualistic
- Peace-loving and amiable, not the naughty, disruptive type.
A roomy and open environment will suit these personalities well, in which their playfulness will thrive. Choose a spacious kennel with ample space without any roof. It would make the dog feel confined. Note that an open roof kennel should be of good height so that the dog cannot jump out.
- Smart and self-sufficient. They will find their way through different situations.
Intellectuals prefer a space where they can focus and analyze. Prefer self-contained spaces such as a cabin-type kennel if your dog is an aloof-intellectual type.
However, all work and no play is not so dog-like. So look for cabin-kennels that have stairs leading to an open space where your pooch can play and unwind. Place some dog games such as rope balls and food toys to stimulate your dog's intellect.
- He is your friend-in-need. They will be by your side in times of emotional needs through your joys and sorrows.
A kennel with a warm, friendly, and affectionate environment for this type. Space and shape that resembles a house will aptly manifest this setting. There are hut-shaped, pagoda-style, and room-style kennels available. You will need to personalize the design you choose with your pet's favorite play-things to increase the familiarity and comfort factors.
- He is the "sniffing" type, also nosy sometimes, but in an innocent way. They are all the more adorable for their benign pranks.
A kennel for this type ought to have a curiosity-encouraging environment and ample space to maneuver such activities. Try to select a raised kennel, preferably with a wooden floor, which will give the dog a lot of scratching surface. With or without a roof will not matter, because the dog will be busy catering for its curiosity. For this, dog puzzles - a dog casino, shuffle puzzle, interactive balls, and even smart games are available. Maybe, hang some dog cartoons posters for your pooch to muse on!
- They take up challenges and lead from the front.
Think like a leader while choosing a kennel for this personality. Your search will end with a spacious kennel where the leader can roam free and interact with the outer elements freely. A sand floor will make things cozy and comfortable for the leader.