Pet Talk: Building the Ideal Dog House

Our Take

It doesn’t matter what season it is, every dog needs to spend some time outside. So why not give them a little place to call their own. Even if your dog isn’t outside for hours on end, a dog house can actually serve a number of practical purposes. It is also a DIY project that you could tackle in a weekend and would make your dog love you even more, if that is possible. Buying a bunch of cheap wood and nailing it together is one solution. However, if you want the dog house to function to it’s full potential there are a number of things you should consider before constructing it. First you need to take into account the breed or your dog. The shape of their nose and thickness of their coat will help you to determine if they need a dog house and how insulated it needs to be. You also need to think about the size of your dog. No sense putting the effort into building something that is too small for them to turn around in. Next consider the location and the building material you are going to use. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on the material, but you do need to consider your climate. For example, metal will get much hotter then a dog house made of wood. Continue reading below for more detail on the factors you should be considering for your dog house. Overall, the structure will be a great addition to your dog’s life and can play a vital role in his/her health and protection.

Online Exclusive For many centuries dogs have been referred to as “man’s best friend”. Many of us consider our dogs a part of the family and would do anything to protect them. Whether your dog stays primarily outside or takes regular naps on your bed, a dog house is essential for your pet’s protection outdoors.

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