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Advantages Of Electronic Dog Fences

Having an electronic fence for a dog is an effective way in keeping them safe. It allows pets the freedom to run around and play within a selected containment area. If you are considering buying this type of fence, then here’s what you need to know.

What is an electronic dog fence?

An electronic dog fence is a popular pet containment system that keeps your dog securely contained within the close proximity of your home. The containment system consists of a wire that transmits radio signals that is incorporated into a dog’s collar. It also consists of flags that are placed around the perimeter of your home, to help you and your pet see where the fence is.

How does it work?

An electric collar is worn by your dog and will receive radio signals from the wire surrounding your home. When your dog approaches the fence, the collar will pick up the signal and will give your dog an audible warning bleeping tone. The aim is to teach your dog to stay close to your property line.

What will happen if your dog ignores the signals?

If your dog decides to ignore the signal and continues towards the fence, your dog’s collar will release a minor shock to the neck. Your dog will receive the same feeling you get when you touch a metal door after walking on a carpet. This is not a form of punishment for your dog. This is an effective maneuverer where your dog understands what it means with a minor shock until they no longer need it.

What are the advantages of having an electric fence?

Electric dog fences are designed to discipline your dog with the result of them becoming obedient in the long-term. They help you and your dog to be more safeguarded in making sure your dog stays safe out of harm’s way, such as running on to the road and getting hurt by moving vehicles or running away and getting lost.

What advice would be recommended?

Prior to your electronic fence going up, you should show your dog what will happen when they cross paths with your fence first. This will show the dog that this is bad behaviour and will become more aware as a result from training.

Contact us

If you think that getting an electronic dog fence kit would be the best solution for your pet, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Donal Kehoe at slaneyside@gmail.com or phone: 053-93-88567 / Mobile: 0877959550

Insulated Dog Kennel

The benefits of an insulated dog kennel

When you buy a kennel for your dog you want them to feel safe and secure inside their new home. Purchasing a dog kennel can be quite testing sometimes, as we all want the very best for our pets no matter what the weather throws at us!

If your dog is spending their time outside all year round or they are aggressive by nature, then here’s why you should consider buying an insulated dog kennel.


Living in Ireland we all know that the weather can be unpredictable at times. One morning it’s raining and then the next it’s sunny. At Slaneyside Kennel Solutions, we have taken this all into account and have manufactured some of the finest materials that are 100% Irish. Our kennels are designed to keep your dog cool in summer and warm in winter.

What is the material made of?

Our dog kennels are made from King span sheeting made with 40mm of insulation. We use Kingspan sheeting to trap the heat inside so it does not escape, giving your dog that cosy warm feeling.

Double steel sheets are used not only to protect your dog from the weather but to keep your dog from chewing through the material. We have a number of apex or flat roof insulated dog kennels on offer that are so tough that a dog of any size could not chew its way out of. Our insulated kennel flats are highly recommended for aggressive dogs.

Our kennels are coated in a variety of colours and are manufactured to the highest standard. We have different styles for you to choose from. All our kennels have a long durability lifespan where rusting is minimal.


If you would like to talk more about insulated dog kennels and how we could help your dog get a new home, then we would love to hear from you. Please contact Donal Kehoe at slaneyside@gmail.com or phone: 053-93-88567 / Mobile: 0877959550



Tips For Washing Your Dog

When you have a shower and wash your hair, have you ever considered how many days’ you let pass by without giving your dog a bath? Dogs have the same basic needs as us humans and are required to get the same treatment. Here are some guidelines to consider when washing your dog.

How frequently should you wash your dog?

We all know dogs love the outdoors and run amuck with getting their coats muddy. Pet owners should consider bathing their pets at least once a month. Dogs, no matter what size they are, have a habit of being scared of ‘bath time’. This is because they associate ‘bath time’ with being a terrifying time for them.

How do you choose the right shampoo for your dog?

Deciding on the right shampoo for your dog is important for their skin and coat. At Slaneyside Kennels, we offer a number of shampoo products that will suit your dog.





Cost (€)

Wahl Cooper Tones Shampoo

  • Natural and organic shampoo
  • Suitable for red, brown, copper and blonde coats
  • 500ml




Wahl Deep Black Shampoo

  • Natural and organic shampoo
  • For black coats only
  • 5 litre




Wahl Dirty Beastie Shampoo


  • Suitable for dirty, thick and matted coats
  • Natural ingredients
  • No harmful detergents or cleansers
  • Extracts include pear, peach, passion-flower and kiwi fruit




Wahl Tea Tree Shampoo


  • Natural ingredients
  • No harmful detergents or cleansers
  • Extracts include Tea Tree Oil, Coconut Oil, Wheatgerm Oil and Peppermint Oil
  • 500ml




Wahl Diamond White


  • Enhances white coat and removes dirt and stains
  • Leaves the coat looking shiny and healthy
  • 5 Litre and 500ml





Wahl Oatmeal Essence


  • Natural ingredients
  • Removes odours
  • No harmful detergents or cleansers
  • Extracts include Coconut and Sweet Almond Oil
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Suitable for all coats types
  • 500ml





What are the appropriate steps to washing your dog?

1. Brush your dog’s coat
2. Have your supplies ready, i.e. towel and dog shampoo
3. Remove your dog’s collar
4. Turn on the tap to warm water
5. Talk to your pet to calm them down
6. Wet your dog’s body
7. Use the dog shampoo
8. Dry your dog with a towel
9. Reward your dog with a treat

Contact Us

If you would like to purchase any of our products above or you want to know more information, then we would love to hear from you. Please contact Donal Kehoe at slaneyside@gmail.com or phone: 053-93-88567 / Mobile: 0877959550

How To Avoid Losing Your Dog

If you are a pet owner, then you understand that sinking feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when your dog runs off on you, or worse, goes missing. At Slaneyside Kennel Solutions, we offer GPS pet tracking devices that are designed to help you pinpoint your dog’s exact location when they decide to run off. If your dog likes to explore the outdoors and runs off on you whenever the opportunity presents itself, then you should consider the following.

Why use the GPS tracking device?

GPS (Global Positioning System) is a network of satellites that communicate radio signals to handheld devices that help people get from point A to point B. Tracking your dog should be no different when it comes to the technology we use daily. At Slaneyside Kennel Solutions, our pet tracking devices have a built-in chip that sends signals to the receiver’s device in communicating the location of your missing pet. Tracking your pet has never been so easy!

How does it work?

Our GPS tracking device consists of a 35 gram collar clip that you attach to your dog’s existing collar around their neck. When your dog goes missing, the lightweight collar clip will act as a transmitter in sending out a signal of its exact location through GPS to the receiver’s device. This is sent as an alert at no cost, directly to your phone, internet or other handheld device. Once you log on to the pet tracker system, the information given to the receiver is a detailed snapshot of your dog’s location via a live map. Directions on how to get to the location of your pet is also included.

How much does it cost?

Our Tractive GPS Pet Tracking device works using cellular networks. This means that the signals that are transmitted to the receiver’s handheld device are transmitted through cell phone towers. As we pay the data fees, we charge a low monthly service fee that allows you to monitor your dog 24/7.

Tractive GPS Apps

Downloading the Tractive GPS app for your iPhone or Android device is completely free. The app gives you the comfort in knowing that you can locate your dog’s whereabouts if they ever go missing. Furthermore, you can add as many pets on to the GPS tracker as you want.


If you would like to talk more about how you can track your pet down and bring them home, then we would love to hear from you. Please contact Donal Kehoe at slaneyside@gmail.com or phone: 053-93-88567 / Mobile: 0877959550




How To Clean And Disinfect Your Dog Kennel

How to clean and disinfect your dog kennel

We all know that keeping your dog inside a kennel has its advantages. However, did you know that kennels that are left unclean can lead to your dog having unhealthy problems? Would you leave your house dirty for more than a few days? No! If you are a dog owner and are keeping your dog inside a kennel and would like to save costs on trips to the vet, then here’s what you need to know.

Why should you clean your dog kennel?

We all know dogs love the outdoors, are always hyperactive around everything and anything that moves and always ends up getting dirty one way or the other. However, when inside their homes and yours, they tend to bring bacteria along the way.

Bacteria are germs that everybody dislikes. They are microorganisms that can be found from contaminated areas such as soil. As these microorganisms are typically found in unclean kennels which can be a health hazard, it is fundamental to have regular cleaning check-ups to ensure a safe and health-free environment for both you and your pet.

How often should you clean your dog’s kennel?

Cleaning your dog kennel once a week should prevent your pet from having any health complications in the future. At Slaneyside Kennels and Runs, we have a range of odour germ free products that are designed to disinfect and kill any bacteria living inside your dog’s kennel. Our range of products are dog-friendly and are harmless to the environment.

What are the steps to cleaning your dog’s kennel?

First, remove any bedding, toys, bowls and unwanted waste such as dog residue. Using a hose, rinse these items and the kennel thoroughly. Using a sponge, soak it in water and use any of our Kennel Cleaning Products. Scrub all surfaces inside to remove unwanted dirt. Rinse the kennel with the hose afterwards to kill off any additional bacteria.


If you would like to purchase any of our odour germ free products or you would like to know more about how you can clean your dog’s kennel, then we would love to hear from you. Please contact Donal Kehoe at slaneyside@gmail.com or phone: 053-93-88567 / Mobile: 0877959550

Microchipping Your Dog

Microchipping your dog is now legal in Ireland

Thousands of pets are either stolen or go missing in Ireland each year, with less than half being reunited with their owners. Under Irish law, from March 31st 2016, it is now a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped and registered. Here’s everything you need to know.

What is Microchipping?

We all know that microchipping is the best way for pinpointing your dog’s exact loaction when they go missing. It is a small electronic device with a 15 digit code, about the size of a large grain of rice, that is injected into the dog’s skin at the back of its neck, but, did you know this could be the difference between finding your pet to losing them forever.

Why register your dog?

Under the new legislation, when your dog is implanted with a microchip it is vital that you register their details such as name, home address and phone number on a government-approved database.This is to identify dogs that go missing which can then detect who their owners are, and so it is compulsory to make sure your dog’s details are up-to-date. According to the Irish Statute Book;

“A dog must be microchipped and registered by implanting a microchip that is suitable for the internal use in the body of an animal which apply to all dogs from 31 March 2016.”

At Slaneyside Kennel Solutions, we believe that dog owners should never have to go through the heartache of searching for their pets when they go missing. We offer GPS tracking devices that are designed to help you pinpoint your dog’s exact location by sending a signal to your handheld device.


If you would like more information on how to register your dog before March 31st 2016 then you need to visit fido.ie. If you would like to purchase our GPS tracking device, then please contact Donal Kehoe at slaneyside@gmail.com or phone: 053-93-88567 / Mobile: 0877959550



DSPCA http://www.dspca.ie/microchipping

Fido https://www.fido.ie/ad-regpet.jsp

Irish Statute Book http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2015/si/63/made/en/pdf

Leaving Your Dog At Home While On Vacation

We all know that leaving your dog at boarding kennels or getting a pet sitter are the easiest options when you travel, but, is it really the best option? Imagine leaving a small child in surroundings it doesn’t know with strangers while you are away. Crazy, right?

If you are going on a new vacation in 2016 and you are thinking of leaving your dog behind in the good hands of a neighbour, friend or family member, then you need to follow these essential tips.

Why is leaving them at home the best option?

While you are away on vacation you want to make sure your dog is taken care of. Having someone you know pop in to check up on them is the most ideal and cheap option in the long run for both you and the pet you love. Why? As dogs are used to their own kennels you know they will be comfortable around the people they know. They are used to the surroundings of your home and are happy with life. Not to mention you don’t have to pay any fees!

Preparing to leave

Before you go away, spend small amounts of time with your pets so they can get used to you not being in the house. This will give them time to readjust to things on their own. Open the hatch of their kennel so your pet is free to play in the garden while closing the back door well in advance so they don’t escape the perimeter of your home. Placing a bowl of water beside them will also help them to avoid being rehydrated. At Slaneyside Kennels and Runs, we have a range of Dog Bowel sets that are bolted to your dog’s kennel, acting as a great accessory when you leave your home.

Asking a neighbour, friend or family member

When asking certain neighbours, friends or family members to keep an eye on your pet, make sure to introduce them first. This is a safety precaution in case of any attacks on the person looking after your pet while you are away. As they are the ones looking after your animals, providing them with useful information such as medication, feeding times to contact details of your dog’s veterinarian is required in case of any problems they might find themselves in.

As the person you ask will have their own daily routines, tell them to swing by your house twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening time. This is a reassurance for your pet that they will always be cared for.


At Slaneyside Kennels and Runs, we offer a range of sturdy dog kennels and dog runs that will suit a dog of any size. Email Donal Kehoe at slaneyside@gmail.com or phone: 053-93-88567 / 0877959550 for more information.

Travelling With Your Dog By Car

We all know dogs have special relationships with their owners so it’s no surprise when you see a dog loosely traveling with their owner by car. Being irresponsible with your pet is like us humans allowing our children to ride the car freely without a seat-belt on!

As this becomes more common, safety measures are needed to be put in place, as this could have major repercussions on both you and your pet. If you are one of those people who like to take their animals with them on the road, then here are safe measures tips you need to know.


Before any trip, give them time to get used to your vehicle first. It is highly recommended to bring a dog crate with you, as this acts as a safety precaution. By going for short distance drives, this technique is used to avoid your pet getting motion sickness when traveling for longer journeys. Always make sure to turn on your air conditioning as well as having a window open slightly. Securing the crate using a seat-belt is also important in case of any sudden jolt movements from the car.

Why use dog crates?

Dog Crates are the best inventions ever made when it comes to traveling with your animal. They act as a safety harness for your dog and are less inclined to distract you when driving. Dog crates should be large enough where your pet can stand, sit, lie down and turn around in. As the summer approaches, it is highly recommended to have ventilation holes in your dog’s crate where air can easily be passed in and out.

According to the DSPCA, the temperature outside can travel into an air conditioned carin less than five minutes once it is turned off, acting as a furnace for your pet. At Slaneyside Kennels and Runs, we have a great selection of Dog Crates to suit a dog of any size. Our crates have secure plastic food and water bowls at the front of the crate so your pet can help themselves to a drink if and when they are re-hydrated.

What should you bring?

When traveling with pets make sure to place a seat cover inside the crate, as well as having paper towels on hand. This is to protect your car from any potential accidents happening. Stuffing the crate with your dog’s favorite bedding and toys will ease them into being calm in the car. Don’t over feed your dog. According to EuroPetNet it is recommended to feed your dog at least two hours before you leave that day. Giving them plenty of exercise will also warn them out and they will want to sleep the majority of the way.


If you would like to know more information on how dog crates can work for your pet then please email Donal Kehoe at slaneyside@gmail.com or phone: 053-93-88567 / Mobile: 0877959550

Europetnet – https://www.europetnet.com/travel/item/1378-planes-trains-automobiles-and-more.html
DSPCA – http://www.dspca.ie/summerpetcare

How To House Train Your Puppy

Are you tired of cleaning up after your dog every time you come home from work? We all know when a puppy gets overexcited they have no filter when it comes to going to the toilet leaving you with messy accidents. By potty training your puppy you are the one in control by teaching them to eliminate their deposits in the right place and at the right time. If you are thinking of house training your new puppy, then here’s everything you need to know.

Getting a dog crate

Before getting a puppy, it is highly recommended to get a dog crate for your home. By placing the crate in a small area that is water resistant such as a kitchen, this method will encourage them to view their home as a security blanket.

The aim of the dog crate is to teach your puppy the boundaries of right from wrong. Placing your dog’s favourite blanket and toys inside will encourage them to get in. Close the hatch of the crate and slowly leave the room. This will teach them that dog crates are safe and secure. However, don’t close the hatch of the crate when you leave the house.

Creating a routine

Getting a puppy to stick to any routine is challenging none the less it is the most effective strategy. It allows them to be the ones in control of their bladder and be able to eliminate their deposits when they are let out. When they do go to the toilet in front of you it is important to reward your dog with praise. This will show your puppy that this is the behaviour, you want from them and will help you to get rid of any bad habits they may of had, i.e. urinating on the curtains inside your house.

Write down the times your puppy goes to the toilet during the day and include that into the feeding schedule you have planned for them. You will then start seeing a trend where your puppy has adopted to the routine you planned and will go at those appropriate times.

How long do you lock them up for?

Locking your pet inside their crate is all well and good, but, how long would you leave them locked up for? Imagine being held captive inside a small room and being told you have to hold on to your bladder for hours? Crazy, right? According to Dogtime.com;

“It is recommended to take the age of your dog and add 1 on to that number, i.e. if you have a four-month puppy, your dog should be able to stay in their crate for no longer than five hours. However, puppies and adult dogs should never be kept in their crate for longer than nine hours (the average work day)”.


If you would like to learn more information on how you can house train your puppy, then please contact Donal Kehoe at slaneyside@gmail.com or phone: 053-93-88567 / Mobile: 0877959550


Timber Infill Kennels

Does your dog leave you with a mess to clean up every time you leave them home alone? At Slaneyside Kennels and Runs, we understand the frustration you get when you come home after a hard’s day work having to clean up after them. If you are looking to buy a home for your dog, then here’s why you should consider a timber infill kennel.

What are Timber Infill Kennels?

Timber Infill Kennels are the most popular choice when choosing dog homes. At Slaneyside Kennels and Runs, we use galvanised stainless steel sheets that stop your dog from hurting themselves by chewing through the panels. The materials that are used will help to protect your dog from all types of weather which gives the dog kennels we produce the best life span possible.

What’s inside Timber Infill Kennels?

The infill of the kennel is made of pressure treated tongue and groove ship lap timber. All our wooden sheds are 6-foot-high and consist of two access routes.

The full height door allows you to enter your pet’s house where you can change their bedding and be able to feed them. A panel trapdoor can be added as an extra accessory to allow your dog to enter and exit their sleeping area.

Why choose Slaneyside Kennels and Runs?

We want you to tell us apart from our competitors in knowing where your products have come from. Our professional manufactures have the expertise in building brand new dog sheds on site that suit both you and your pet. All our kennels are made to the top quality standards and are 100% Irish. They are rust-free and are designed to protect your dog from any pesticides that are loitering around your back garden.


If you would like to view our special offers on our Timber Infill Kennel range or would like to discuss a customised design you had in mind, then please email Donal Kehoe at slaneyside@gmail.com or phone: 053-93-88567 / Mobile: 0877959550