Having dogs running around your home can be exciting. But, how well do they stay in your house? As much as you would like to keep them close to you while you are home, it is much necessary to find them shelter in or out of the house. It not only helps you manage your dog but also helps you maintain your home in order.
For example, if your dog stays with you in the house, you probably have to clean up fur and other droppings. That is why you need to invest in a kennel where you can keep your pet and ensure it is safe. But, you ought to find something that lasts long and is useful in keeping your dog free from weather elements. One of these suitable kennels is the Lucky Dog Modular Kennel.
Why you might like it
- This kennel is built to last long and withstand the effects of harsh weather.
- The structure is sturdy enough, and your dog is less likely to tear it apart.
- The welded wire modular kennel system is large enough to keep your dog pacing inside while providing ample resting area.
- It is easy to assemble using readily available tools.
- The welds are smoothly done to avoid pricking paws or fingers.
Why you might not like it
- The kennel does not come with assembly instructions for the panels.
- The gate panel has a top bar whereby you have to pass under it while entering the kennel.
The Lucky Dog™ Modular Box Kennel w/Roof and Cover (6’H x 10’L x 10’W) 207 lbs Review
We will be discussing the 6″H x 10″L x 10″W kennel (Model CL 69145) for the purpose of this review which best suits medium and large dog breeds. We will look in detail at the construction, assembly, durability, warranty and features this kennel offers. Overall the kennel comes available in three sizes for you to choose from:
- 4″H x 4″L x 4″W
- 6″H x 10″L x 10″W
- 6″H x 10″L x 5″W
Let’s not waste any more time and jump into our full Lucky Modular Dog Kennel review.
The kennel is made up of prefabricated steel panels which are to be attached directly to the round tube design frame. The panels are made of 2″ x 4″ welded wire modular and come at the height of 6′ and a width of 5′. The modular design provides extra versatility for customization. All the structural parts of the kennel are made of 100% commercial grade steel to last long. Also, the robust construction aims to keep the kennel stable to withstand extreme winds or storms.
Plus it’s black powder coated for superior looks and the 1-inch legs on each panel allow the kennel to be easily cleaned.
The kennel comes with a structured 10 x 10 roof with an additional waterproof cover to protect your dog from harsh weather effects. The overall weight of an assembled kennel is 207 lb. The good thing is that you can customize your pen for extra space by getting additional panels and roofing. This kennel suits most of the breeds and the space is enough for large dogs.
With the prefabricated steel panels, it is quite easy to put them together. At first, you should stand the boards upright and bolt them together for extra stability. Each panel comes with two clamps with nuts and bolts to attach the panels. The package comes with instructions for the top part of the kennel which is the roof structure.
The following video is very helpful at assembling the kennel produced by Lucky Dog.
When putting the parts together, you need to have a socket wrench, screwdriver and a 6′ high ladder to reach the top part. When attaching the roof to the rest of the structure, you may need a sharp tool to pull the plastic plugs from the frame. You could use a flathead screwdriver, a combo knife or a hammer claw to get the job done. There are no bands, ties, or bolts required for the mesh.
Assembly takes approximately an hour or less depending on if you have extra assistance while putting together the parts. Attaching the roof will require two or more people and needs you to use a step ladder to complete the assembly in less time.
Lucky Dog have also put together an excellent video for installing the cover.
The construction of this kennel utilizes a sturdy steel structure to ensure it lasts longer. Also, the dense texture of the panels and frames ensure the cage is stable enough to withstand harsh weather elements such as winds or heavy storms. The mesh design is robust hence suitable for aggressive dogs that love to chew on the surfaces.
The door attachment design features a built-in hinge system to keep it secure. Also, the square corner design and the lockable latch keep your dog safe from injury while pacing in the kennel. These structural features also ensure your dog remains in the enclosure as long as the door is locked.
You can configure multiple kennels by getting extra panels. Since the roof cover is designed for 10×10 kennels, you will have to order an extra roofing system to cover the whole area. It is easy to attach the additional panels using the bolts and nuts provided. With this, you can customize a roof system to fit the whole area and add an extra waterproof cover for a complete kennel.
This kennel’s structure is designed for stability and extra support to ensure it remains in place in the event of heavy storms or winds. The roof of the kennel has a sturdy structure and is equipped with a waterproof cover to keep your pet free from rain or extreme sun. More to this, this kennel is suitable for use in areas that experience extreme winds and snow during winter.
The kennel has a one year warranty against manufactures defects and workmanship whereby you can return and get a replacement within the warranty period.
- One user mentioned that the kennel is simple to put up and suitable for their dog. They recommended it to someone looking for a large kennel for an aggressive dog.
- Another one stated that the structure is sturdy enough for their dog and it was easy to set up. The user recommended it for the excellent value and quality of the material.
- One user stated that it would have been easier and quicker to set up the kennel if it included instructions for panel attachment. But, with the help of two or more people, they managed to set up in less time.
- Sturdy construction
- Quality material
- Large welded wire modular kennel system with plenty of exercise space
- Secure door
- Waterproof roof cover
- Square corner design for safety
- Lack of detailed instructions
- Medium difficulty in assembly
This Lucky Dog kennel proves to be one of the best in quality and durability. It has ample space to fit several pets and has a safety guarantee for your dog. Also, it keeps your dog protected from harsh weather elements like heavy rains or extreme temperatures.