Petra Hines. Dog Houses. February 10th , 2018.
Wooden dog structures, with proper care, are very durable and can last many years. You may not find the same variety of shapes in the wooden varieties that you find with plastic houses, but that doesnt mean you are limited to the classic, snoopy style dog house. You will find some attractive and innovative designs in this category. For instance, there are Mansion dog houses that come complete with patios and lattice fencing. Log dog homes have their own front porch. Two story dog dwellings come with a rooftop patio for the pooch who likes to be able to see whats going on around them and relax in the sun.
While a dog house should be big enough so that your dog can stand up, turn around inside and lay down in his favorite position, dont get it too big if it is expected to provide warmth on colder days. This is especially important if you live somewhere that gets a lot of cold weather. For those dog living in moderate climates the sizing isnt as much of a factor.One rule of thumb for sizing, is to draw a rectangle around your dog while he is lying down in his usual position, then make the rectangle 3inches larger than this. For height, make it 57 inches more than your dogs top of shoulder height.
If you have a pet dog in your house then you need to make sure that you provide total comfort to your favorite pet. There are certain things that you need to take care of. Other than making arrangements for the proper food for the dogs you also need to make sure that you make proper arrangements for keeping the dog in a safe place. You might have heard about the insulated dog houses. These houses help to protect the pets by keeping the temperature normal inside when there is snow outside. This kind of house is great for the places where the temperature remains cold for almost all the year round.
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.
For those living in climates that are not extreme either summer or winter, your dog will probably do well in a house appropriate for all seasons. Even when its the rainy season, many dog houses have easy to attach doors that can be removed when not needed. But, for the more extreme climates, insulated houses work the best for retaining warmth in the winter and providing a cooler interior during hot summer days. Additionally, if your dog need more climate control, most doghouses can hooked up with a combination heater/air conditioning unit.
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