Hello, and congratulations on the purchase of your Lucky Dog® STAY Kennel! In the following video, we’ll take you through each of the steps required to properly assemble the Studio and Villa models in our STAY Series Kennels. There are no additional tools required to complete this project. Though, we do recommend assembling with the help of one other person. The entire process should take somewhere between 45 and 60 minutes. So, let’s dive in!
Before assembling your kennel, find a flat and stable spot in your yard, that’s also free of any debris that could harm your pet. For the Studio and Villa, the bottom of the panels extend about 1.5 inches from the bottom. These will go on the ground, not the top. For the Villa, the panels will consist of two panels wide on the back and the front, and four
panels along the sides. When connecting the panels to one another, make sure that all of the wingnuts are on the outside of the kennel. This is to ensure your pet is safe while inside. Side panels must be aligned behind the gate and back panels to achieve the correct width. Once all of the panels are connected, it’s important to confirm that the kennel is squared before installing the roof. Measure from the back corner, to the opposing front corner - note the length. Then, measure the other two corners. The two measurements should match closely. If they are within three inches of one another, the kennel is squared. If they’re not, adjust the side panels until the measurements are equal. Once the kennel is squared you’re ready for the roof installation.
When assembling the roof frame, make sure that the wingnuts are placed on the inside of the kennel this time, not on the outside. This will prevent any ripping to your roof cover. Once the frame is complete, drape the kennel cover over top of the frame with the woven Lucky Dog® logo on the exterior, and the attachment tabs on the inside. Secure the cover to the kennel at all four corners first, then secure the kennel with the attachment tabs by pulling the long end underneath the roof frame, and attaching it to the small tab.
That’s it! You’re all finished. Now you can introduce your dog to its new kennel. Thanks so much for choosing Lucky Dog® ! We appreciate it, and your dog does too.