Published at Thursday, May 23rd 2019. by Burkett Gras in Dog House.
Dog Homes Made with Wood Offer Great Insulation and Durability. Wooden dog houses are amongst the most common and the most popular types of outdoor dog houses. Wood will always have that charming, rustic look, but it's also one of the best insulators when it comes to pet dwellings. 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 doesn't 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 what's going on around them and relax in the sun. And, if you need housing for multiple dogs, the duplex styles are a popular choice as this allows your pets to have their own separate rooms within the same house. Of course, one of the main downsides to wooden homes is that they do take some work to set up. Detailed instructions are usually included as part of the packaging or you can find instructional videos online, but if you're not the type of person who enjoys the ”some assembly required” part, you may want to go with a plastic style which are much easier to set up.
Most dog owners have no choice but to leave their dogs outside almost throughout the day and at night. As living creatures, dogs also have feelings and deserve to be treated well. Hence, it becomes the owner's duty to provide a sheltered home for their pet which will protect them from extreme heat, cold and rain which otherwise has a tendency to upset your dog's health. One way of showing your concern is to provide your pet with proper outdoor houses. Dog houses come in different styles and materials and you can choose them depending on your individual dog needs.
You should also provide bedding inside your dog's 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. 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 poorly-placed dog house unless the weather is horrible.
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.
Most people think of outdoor dog houses when they thing of a dog house. However, there are also indoor dog houses. Which are perfect if you want to keep your dog safe while indoors. These dog houses are a great way to control your dog's movement. If you are training your dog you may also want to consider an indoor dog house. Many people don't like the fact that their dog has to sleep outside at night and therefore choose the dog house option.
Dog houses are small shelters kept outside to protect dogs from the elements of nature. They assure that the dog is protected from heat and cold and has plenty of water. Dogs have been man's best friend since at least the ancient days of Egypt. They were often pets and hunting partners. In Egypt, they lived in mud-brick kennels where they were trained. Dogs were also known throughout ancient Greece, China and Rome. Smaller dogs were often kept in the home but nobility and those with the means or necessity kept their dogs in their own houses outside the home.
I have to admit I am a do it yourself freak. I like to build just about everything from sheds to dog houses, to platform beds. On my latest project of building a dog house, I had to ask myself the question, should I have windows in the dog house I am building? Sheds have windows, real houses have windows, but do dog houses need windows? I started to scour the internet looking for some reliable dog house plans. I also did some research to find out why most houses for dogs don't have windows. Here is what I came up with. First off, even dogs like looking out the window when they are inside your house, most of the time, which is because they want to go outside to chase a bird or a squirrel. Or maybe they just want to go outside and sniff around. If they are in a doggy house, they can simply leave the house and enter the yard without you letting them out.
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