Dog Houses: A Quick Intro Into The Essentials
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While it's great to be able to give your dog the opportunity to relax outdoors however, too many owners forget to provide their pets with adequate shelter. This can be extremely dangerous for your dog especially in the very hot summer and cold winter months. Conditions like these can be even more unsafe if your dog is in an enclosure and can’t escape to find comfort.

All Dogs Need Dog Houses

Our pets are like our children and therefore need to be taken care of. Dog houses provide the protection they need and more. They allow them to to keep cool, warm and of course comfortable. The roof and walls block out the Sun, rain, snow, and strong winds. Dogs, like wolves and other wild dogs, are also den-living animals. So they naturally want to have a snug space to call their own that makes them feel safe and dog houses to just that.

Plastic or Wood?

Luckily for dog owners there are many different materials to choose from which to choose however the majority are either wood or plastic. Wood has been used for years to make quality, good looking houses that last for a really long time. They are perfect for homeowners who want a natural look which blends in with the rest of their yard. It is one of the best materials because it keeps out the heat, humidity, and is a fantastic insulator in the winter months. There are actually many luxury dog houses on the market made from wood which can make your dog feel like they are kings or queens rather than pets and are a great way to spoil your pet.

Plastic dog houses are a very convenient option which are also extremely popular. They are light weight which means they are very easy to move and also less expensive than many of the wooden houses. Plastic is great for both keeping dogs warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot out. Many are also actually made to look just like cute miniature houses for people. Because they are so convenient to use, there are many dog owners who choose to place them as indoors too as a spot for their pets to get away and take a snooze.

2 Things to Keep in Mind

There are two things to keep in mind that will help you to choose not only a house which works well for your pet but you as well. All dog houses should be easy to clean. This will ensure that your pooch will have a sanitary place to relax and that you won’t mind keeping it that way. Houses that have either removable roofs or ones which open on a hinge make this simple. It is also very important that whichever one you choose has a raised floor. Not having one means your dog will be lying on the damp and dirty ground which can quickly mean getting sick. It can also mean coming into contact with pests on a daily basis and as anyone knows dealing with dog flea and tick treatments can be a major pain.

Dog houses are the best way to keep your dog cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And if you have an outdoor pet, especially in a dog kennel it’s a necessity. Just remember whether you choose one of the luxury dog houses, or a more standard one made from wood or plastic, make sure you pick one which is easy to clean and has a raised floor and you will be sure your pooch is happy and comfortable at the same time.


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