How to Build a Chain Link Kennel for Your Dog

The best size, fencing, flooring and housing for your dog

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Lineman's pliers
  • Level
  • Hacksaw
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Posthole digger
  • Spade

You'll also need a shovel and gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Chain link fencing and gate
  • Privacy slats
  • Concrete
  • Treated 2x12s
  • Sand
  • Pea gravel
  • Landscape fabric
  • Sunscreen and/or dog house