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Commercial-grade Dog Kennels: Finding the Right Size

by Dakota Storage Buildings, on June 28, 2023


A dog is a cherished part of a family, so you want to invest in the perfect kennel to keep them safe and comfortable while in your care. Finding the proper commercial-grade dog kennels that meet your business and the dogs' comfort needs requires careful planning. Creating a comfortable and safe environment enhances the dogs' well-being and provides their owners peace of mind. Finding the balance between safety and comfort involves carefully considering the kennel design, size, and materials. Here is everything you must consider when purchasing commercial dog kennels and runs. 

Keeping the Dogs Comfortable

Investing in a quality commercial kennel will help ensure customer satisfaction and the happiness of your furry guests. The goal is to create an environment that closely mirrors the comfort and safety the dogs would feel at home. This involves providing ample space, regulating temperatures for optimal comfort, and offering designated areas for playing, feeding, and resting.

At Dakota, our kennels are designed with these factors in mind. We understand that dogs need their personal space. Our commercial dog kennels and runs come in multiple sizes, making them an excellent option for any business. When you invest in one of our kennels, you give the dogs space to move around comfortably, stretch out for a nap, or have a little playtime. Providing enough space for each dog helps reduce stress levels and prevent behavioral problems that can arise from feeling confined or overcrowded.

Temperature regulation is another critical aspect of maintaining comfort. Dogs can be sensitive to extreme temperatures, leading to discomfort and even health issues. Our kennels have an insulated room to help regulate the temperature, keeping the interior cool in the summer and warm in the winter. A comfortable dog is a happy dog, which makes for a successful kennel business.


Size Matters in Commercial-grade Dog Kennels 

Kennel size can directly impact the health, behavior, and overall well-being of the dogs in your care. It's not just about accommodating as many dogs as possible within your facility; it's about ensuring each dog has adequate space to be comfortable. Sufficient space in a kennel allows dogs to move, play, rest, and eat without feeling cramped.

The right size kennel contributes to the overall operational efficiency of your business. Spacious, well-organized kennels create a positive impression on clients, showing them that you prioritize the comfort and well-being of their pets. They also make it easier for you and your staff to monitor the dogs, clean the kennels, and provide care.

When determining the appropriate size for your commercial kennels, it's crucial to consider the varying needs of different breeds, sizes, and temperaments of dogs. Larger breeds will require more space compared to smaller breeds. When in doubt, you will always want to have too much space than not enough. Our commercial dog kennels come in multiple sizes so you can find the best fit for your business. 

Make Sure You Have the Right Size: Ensuring Comfort and Happiness for Every Dog

The size of a kennel is one of the most critical factors to consider when choosing your commercial-grade dog kennels. While ensuring the kennel fits into your available space is important, you must also consider how it will contribute to the dogs' overall happiness and well-being. 

Determining the right kennel size is not a one-size-fits-all scenario. Different breeds and sizes of dogs have varying space requirements that you must consider before purchasing a kennel. Generally, the kennel should be at least twice as long as the dog and wide enough for the dog to turn around comfortably.

For smaller breeds, a kennel should be at least 2 inches taller than the dogs. For larger breeds, the kennel should be at least 4 inches taller and longer than the dog. You will want to measure from the floor to the top of the head or tips of the ears to find the dog's height and from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail to find their length. You may want to provide more space for a dog whenever possible because it will increase their comfort and happiness. Our team is always available for guidance and advice on choosing the right kennel size for your needs.

Choosing the Right Size

Size choice will differ for everyone; now that you have the right idea, let's jump into what we offer and how our kennels will fit your business.

We offer commercial dog kennels in three sizes: 8x14, 8x16, and 12x16. Each size has a comprehensive selection of accessories to fulfill your specific requirements. A standout feature of our kennels is the outdoor dog run, situated along the long side of the kennel. The length of the building allows for more kennels. The wider models are more spacious, offering plentiful space for movement, food storage, and equipment.

Dakota's Commercial Kennels: Designed for Comfort, Functionality, and Durability

At Dakota, we understand the importance of providing high-quality, functional, and comfortable kennels for your dog care business. Our commercial-grade dog kennels are created with the utmost care and precision because we know they will house man's best friend. We have gone on the hunt to find the highest quality materials on the market, so you do not have to. Using high-quality, durable materials designed to withstand the wear and tear of daily use, each kennel is crafted with exceptional features that prioritize both the dogs' well-being and the operational efficiency of your business.

Sizes Options

Our kennels come in a range of sizes to accommodate the diverse needs of your client's dogs. We understand that different breeds and group sizes have varying space requirements, and we strive to offer kennels that can meet those needs. Our flexible sizing options ensure that every dog enjoys a comfortable and stress-free stay, with ample room to move, rest, and play.

Advanced Insulation

Dakota's commercial kennels are designed with advanced insulation to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year. Our insulation system helps keep the interior warm during winter and cool during summer, ensuring that the dogs in your care remain comfortable and content, regardless of the weather outside.

Runs with Composite Decking 


Our composite decking is standard in every commercial-grade dog kennel, providing a comfortable, non-slip surface for dogs to exercise and play. This helps ensure the kennels resist damage from even the most hyper dogs. Plus, the decking is also durable and easy to clean.

Wire Fencing

Safety is a top priority for Dakota Storage's commercial kennels. A dog escaping from one of your kennels can ruin your reputation or relationship with a client. We incorporate features like secure wire fencing to ensure the dogs in your care remain safe and secure. 

Fiberglass Doors

Resistant to scratching and chewing, these doors are easy to maintain and provide a secure barrier between kennel spaces. The fiberglass helps ensure that the interior temperature of the kennel remains comfortable throughout every season. 

Feeder Bowls


We strategically place feeding and watering bowls to facilitate feeding times, ensuring each dog receives its meals in a clean dish. These steel bowls are attached with a steel bracket and a hinged rod to help keep the bowls secure. This helps reduce the mess a dog can make during their meal. 

Metal Roofing

Our kennels feature weather-resistant metal roofing to protect dogs from the elements and provide a durable, long-lasting shelter. Metal roofing can last for decades, making it a great long-term solution for any commercial-grade dog kennel. 

Contact Us About Our Commercial Kennels

Choosing the proper commercial dog kennels and runs can make a significant difference in the success of your business and the well-being of the dogs in your care. We'd love to help you explore your options if you're considering a commercial kennel. At Dakota, we're committed to helping you create the best possible environment for the dogs you care for. Contact us to learn more about our kennels and how they can be customized to meet your needs.

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