Kennel noise
April 17th, 2024

Kennel Noise Control

Reducing Noise at Dog Kennels with Acoustic Panels

With multiple dogs under one roof kennels can be very noisy. The noise reverberated around the hard surfaces making the problem more severe. Excessive barking and other sounds can lead to stress for both the dogs and the staff. However, advancements in noise control technology, particularly the use of acoustic panels, are transforming kennels into tranquil spaces for our furry friends. In this blog post, we explore the importance of noise control in dog kennels and how acoustic panels can make a significant difference.

Dog barkingUnderstanding the Need for Noise Control

Dogs, like humans, are sensitive to their surroundings. Excessive noise levels can cause stress, anxiety, and even behavioural issues in dogs. For kennel operators, managing noise is not only about creating a peaceful environment for the animals but also ensuring the well-being of their staff and maintaining a positive reputation. Excessive barking can disrupt nearby residents and may lead to complaints, potentially impacting the kennel’s business.

The Role of Acoustic Panels

By strategically placing acoustic panels in dog kennels, operators can significantly mitigate noise levels, creating a more comfortable environment for the dogs and a more pleasant workspace for staff. Acoustic panels are specially designed to absorb sound waves, reducing reverberation and controlling noise levels within a space. However acoustic panels are typically made from materials like foam, fabric, or wood which are not ideal for use out doors and are not always the easiest surfaces to clean and sanitise. Quietstone offers robust outdoor weather resistant acoustic panels that can be easily cleaned and sterilised in much the same way as concrete surfaces making these panels ideal for use in kennels. 

Benefits of Acoustic Panels in Dog Kennels

  • Noise Reduction – Acoustic panels absorb sound waves, reducing the overall noise levels in the kennel. This helps create a calmer atmosphere, promoting relaxation and reducing stress for the dogs.
  • Improved Staff Productivity – A quieter environment allows staff to focus better on their tasks without the distraction of constant barking. This can lead to improved efficiency and job satisfaction among employees.
  • Enhanced Customer Experience – Pet owners expect their furry companions to be well-cared for in a safe and comfortable environment. By investing in noise control measures like acoustic panels, kennel operators can enhance the overall experience for both pets and their owners, leading to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Compliance with Regulations – In some areas, there may be regulations or noise ordinances governing the operation of kennels. Implementing noise control measures such as acoustic panels can help kennel operators stay compliant with these regulations and avoid potential fines or penalties.

Best Practices for Installing Acoustic Panels

When installing acoustic panels in dog kennels, it’s useful to consider the following best practices. 

  • Identify Noise Hotspots: Assess the kennel layout and identify areas where noise levels are highest, such as near entryways or between dog enclosures.
  • Strategic Placement: Install acoustic panels strategically in these areas to maximize their effectiveness in absorbing sound waves.
  • Material Selection: Choose acoustic panels made from durable and easy-to-clean materials suitable for the kennel environment, ensuring longevity and hygiene. Quietstone Light is the ideal choice.
  • Regular Maintenance: Regularly inspect and clean acoustic panels to ensure optimal performance and longevity.


Noise control is a important to maintaining a peaceful and comfortable environment in dog kennels. By incorporating acoustic panels into facilities, kennel operators can effectively manage noise levels, creating a more relaxed atmosphere for the dogs and a more pleasant experience for staff, customers, neighbours and passers by. Investing in noise control not only enhances the well-being of the animals but also contributes to the overall success and reputation of the kennel business.

Our experts are on call to assist with design and installation of sound reducing solutions. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more.

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Quietstone UK Ltd

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