How To Get A Good Dog House
Getting a good dog house these days can
be a real challenge. On the one hand, there are many models you
should consider. On the other, the product needs to be made from
dependable materials, and it has to provide the protection that the
animal requires when it’s cold or hot outside.
There are several
variations when it comes to
Some are even designed to be used indoors, and most of these models
are made with materials and fabrics that might be damaged by rain,
snow, or anything that the elements might throw at it. It goes
without saying that what you should set your eyes on is a product
that manages to meet your expectations regarding durability.
Here are several factors that you ought to
keep in mind the next time you set out to find a great dog house for
What is the item made of?
Some models are made out of wood, but most of
those that we have come across are painted with lacquer and other
types of solutions to render the wood somewhat impervious to water.
If the dog house is made of wood and it doesn’t have this type of
coating, it’s your responsibility to apply it both on the inside and
the outside of the structure.
There are also
options made of plastic. They can be quite eye-catching, but the
fact is that they are often less durable when compared to their
wooden counterparts. Besides, these synthetic materials
aren't all that
healthy, especially when
exposed to the sun for a long time.
Dog houses that should be used indoors have a
structure made of metal or wood, and on top, they have various types
of textiles like felt or anything else. So, which one of these would
make a great fit for your furry buddy?
If your dog spends most of his or her time
out in the yard, you need a house that can protect him or her from
the elements. Usually, the top (roof) of the house is impervious to
rain, but the bottom might not be the same. Why’s that? Some
manufacturing brands aren’t particularly intelligent when making dog
houses, which means that they won’t make their products with a
A lifted bottom is particularly important
because otherwise, in the event that there’s heavy rain pour, there
might be water collected in your yard, and it might go into the dog
house. The roof needs to be slanted so that it allows the water to
sluice on the sides of the house.
Temperature and UV protection
During the summer,
the temperature in some areas of the United States can get
alarmingly scalding. So on days like those, you need to make sure
that your pet rests comfortably. Although it might actually be
better for you to keep your dogs inside where you have the comfort
and convenience of AC, good dog houses
like these ones
can keep furry friends protected even when the weather’s scorching.
Look for UV-resilient models and those that
have decent ventilation so that there’s a good airflow inside the