Published at Friday, 24 May 2019. Dog House. By Fanetta Dupond.
Plastic Housing – More Variety in Shapes, Better Portability and Easy Assembly. Plastic dog houses are another popular choice. These plastic houses come in fun shapes that aren't available in the wooden varieties and they are generally very hardy and hold up well to the wear and tear of being outdoors. These plastic pet homes are generally very easy to set up, often requiring that a few pieces be clicked into place to get you up and running, which makes them a whole lot easier to move around. However, if you live in an area with extreme climates, you will want to make sure you choose a well insulated dog house, as unlike the wooden variety, not all plastic dog homes are created equal in this regard. Dogloos are igloo dog houses and these have some of the best insulation in this category of housing. The igloo shape and entry tunnel also provides extra protection from the wind, rain and elements. Plastic dog crates can be used as either indoor or outdoor dog homes or dwellings as well, although these are not insulated, so you will want to provide good dog bedding and a crate cover in cooler weather.
Insulated houses for dogs come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. They are also made using different materials but some materials are better than the others. Some people opt for houses made from plastic since these shelters are lightweight, cheap and they repel insects. While these units can help protect dogs from rain, snow and wind, they are not effective in retaining the heat that emanates from the dog's body. These types of pet houses can't provide ample protection from the extreme heat of the sun. There are even plastic houses that can make dogs feel hotter instead of cooling their body temperature down.
There are a few factors to consider when selecting a dog house to purchase such as the size of the dog, the size of the backyard and the material and design of the house. Bigger doesn't always mean better: the dog should be able to enter and exit the house and lay down in it comfortably. Houses that are too big can make the interior temperature too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. There are many types of dog houses. Many immediately think of the typical house with a peaked roof and arched doorway, but there is a large variety available. The ”typical” house has a pitched roof and is the most popular style. There are also single panel flat roofs and loft roofs, which feature a sun deck on the roof. Doors on these houses are useful for temperature control. The houses can be made of plastic, metal, fiberglass or wood. Plastic ones are the easiest to clean, while the wooden ones are the most traditional. Houses with removable roofs provide easy access to the dog. Some houses are portable and some are even inflatable. Kennels refer to crates and carriers used for travel. Also available are dog tents and dog boxes. They all slightly differ and are appropriate for various uses.
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