Dog Houses. Thursday , February 08th , 2018 - 15:07:56 PM
Just like housing for humans, dog houses range from basic to designer, with the respective price tags attached. Again, like housing for humans, you need to take into account the basic needs of the occupant, your dog. Your dogs size and coat will help you on your search for prime pup real estate. A dog house offers basic shelter from the elements. You definitely should not buy a McMansion for your Yorkie. Your dog doesnt care about impressing the neighbors with his digs, he wants to stay warm.
If you are choosing a dog house for an older dog that you are adopting or a new house for a senior dog you already have, then age does have a bearing. Youll want to take a closer look at the comfort and warmth the house can provide. In this case insulated houses are better shelters and can be fitted out with substantial dog pads for comfort. When it comes to appearance, how much fur does your dog have? On cold winter days, a large and heavily coated breed will not need the same kind of shelter as a small or sparsely coated dog.
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.