Deanna Walters. Dog Houses. February 13th , 2018.
Now you have your dog house. But where should you put it? The placement of dog houses should be less about where it looks good and more about where he will like it. Most dogs will not use a poorlyplaced dog house unless the weather is horrible. Try to face dog houses where they get the most sun in cold climates and the least sun in warm climates, where there is not a lot of wind, and where your dog can keep an eye on you and your property. If he doesnt want to go in his house after a few weeks, try simply rotating the dog house or move it to a new location.
Finally, if you live in an area of extreme hot or cold, you may consider a heated or airconditioned house for your dog, but I would recommend checking with your vet first. You should also provide bedding inside your dogs house. Old towels, blankets, or sheets make good bedding. In wintertime, put a thick folded layer down for insulation from the cold ground, then put more bedding on top. In summertime, put just enough bedding in so your dog can choose to lie on the cool floor of his dog house or on the bedding.
Many of these dog houses come in a variety of sizes depending on your dogs stature. The largest dimensions for the latter type of indoor dog houses are 24 inches wide, 36 inches long and 26 inches high. Indoor dog houses are not just for dogs to relax or sleep in at night but can also be very useful for dog training. Many dogs are uncomfortable in carrying cases so if they become accustomed to being in a smaller area then this is one form of training. It is also good for dogs who have not yet been house trained so that they can use their indoor dog house at night instead of on your living room floor carpets.
Among woods, cedar, Asian fir, and pine are possibly the most used in building. Fancy, playful designs such as mansion, bungalow, houses with porches, houses with roof porches, and cabin log house are made up of the aforementioned woods. Barnshaped and Ashaped dog houses are possibly the most common designs adopted by novice dog house creators and companies. But the flatroofed dog house, which provides a generous view of the surroundings, is quite popular too. T.J Designs, Petmate, and Pet Street Mall deal with barnshaped designed dog houses.
Besides wooden houses, several uniquedesigned dog house are available in the market too. Precision also provides log houses with slight slanting roofs, a change to the routine flat roofs. Iglooshaped dog houses are much convenient to clean and maintain too. Improvements and Petmate among others make such homes too. Completely portable dog houses are those provided by Petmate. It resembles a human tent and is made up of heavyduty polyester and has nylon zipper. Usually can be set up within minutes, it is a very convenient mobile dog house.
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