Providing adequate free space for your dog to roam in is essential if you want him to be happy and healthy. Occasionally pet owners will buy a kennel that is just too small for their dog, or the kennel they bought simply doesn't qualify as outdoor dog kennels. When this happens, the dog must be transferred to an outdoor dog kennel to keep him from feeling uncomfortable. So, how do you decide what size kennel to buy? The size of your dog is a critical factor when you are sizing up a kennel for your dog and you need to be aware of this size before you purchase the kennel. If you have a puppy you need to buy a kennel sized for an adult dog, and so on. There are three sizes of outdoor dog kennels that you can buy for your dog or puppy. • The medium size kennel will accommodate dogs up to 24 inches (other sizes below include toy and some extra small dogs. If your pet is not very large, then you can choose a kennel that comfortably lets your dog stretch out, but you should Weiner nadder at all Tiny dog cart will be too small for a Great Dane and you will need to get another Great Dane kennel.• The large kennel will fit dogs up to 40 inches (Other sizes include toy and extra small dogs.• The extra large kennel is for dogs up to 70 pounds. The following are some basic tips when you are choosing between a kennel and a crate. Of course, the tip for this tip is to let them "walk" first. Taking your dog on a walk a couple of times first is very important. You want to establish a positive and happy relationship with your dog and let them realize that you will be their protector without them having to worry that you will bite them when you are not supposed to. Kennels can be a wonderful place for your dog to be safe and you can also find extra large outdoor kennels online for your extra loving family members. First, measure them and decide how big they are, you will need to know the weight of your dog so that you can get a kennel that will be a good fit for them. If you have a little dog a small kennel will be sufficient, but for a big dog you need to get a big kennel that will give them enough room to stand up, turn around and lay comfortably, but not much more room than that. You also need to know the length of your dog so you measure from the tip of their nose to the base of their tail and the length from their nose to the base of their tail; this will determine the length of their kennel. There are many ways to purchase extra large outdoor dog kennels including on-line, but another good way to save money is to look for a sale at a pet store or to look for a sale at a garage sale. Looking for a sale in a pet store can be a challenge and just because a kennel is cheap does not mean that it will last. Depending upon where you live the shipping habits may be another important factor, unless you are mostly checking your mail on a regular basis for the rest of your life. I always try to shop for kennels before a dog sale starts as I feel bad for a dog who leaves his collar hanging open and the new owners might not remember to put it back on. I suggest when buying a kennel to purchase a durable kennel as they go for a little less money than a new collar every couple of months. If you enjoys building things and prefers tools that go with their building, consider a kit, these contain all the materials to build your own kennel. Depending upon the plan that you choose if you have an RV or grandiose plan to build on top of the kennel you build, you may also want to use a plastic deck as a way to elevate the kennel off the ground. The plastic deck only cost a little extra and it sets up quickly and easy. We had lots of fun building the kennel and now we enjoy our time building it, it is a great place for the dogs as well.