Dog houses are an important accessory for some dogs. Dog houses keep your pup cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If your dog spends a significant amount of time outside, they will benefit from having a safe space of their own to rest in the shade. But how do you know what dog house is right for your furry friend?
Things to Consider When Choosing a Dog House
When you’re looking for a dog house for sale, here are some things to consider before making a purchase:
Size: Dog houses should be large enough for your dog to enter, turn around, and lay down inside. Like a dog crate, the more room your dog has, the better. A dog house that is too small can lead to your dog overheating.
Location: Is your dog house going outside in the sun? In the shade? Or do you need a plush, indoor dog house? Where your dog house is located should be a factor in your decision making.
Climate: In hot climates, dog houses sitting directly on the ground tend to absorb heat from the soil throughout the day. The result? A hot dog house! In the case of warm climates, dog houses should be elevated to keep a layer of air between the house and ground. Your dog will be happier for it. Likewise, colder climates need thoroughly insulated dog houses as well. Although large dogs with heavy coats can survive well in the cold, protection from the elements such as wind and snow is crucial to your pet’s safety and comfort.
Accessories: Although accessories for dog houses can seem luxurious, some are practically essential. For instance, in chilly weather, provide a small blanket to line the bottom of the dog house for extra comfort. For warmer climates, a built-in fan can make a significant difference in providing a cool place for your pup to lounge.
FlexPetz Carries a Variety of Dog Houses
Outdoor Dog House - An outdoor dog house is most often what customers come to us for. A large dog house is important if your pup is a large breed. Our dog homes come in a variety of materials such as wood and molded plastic.
Insulated Dog House- An insulated dog house is lined with foam for a more comfortable interior temperature. Ideal for cooler climates, an insulated dog house also often has a hinged door to let your dog enjoy a complete shelter, safe from wind and rain or snow.
Heated Dog House - Some dog houses have interiors that are heated with a small furnace. A heated dog house may have an electrical mat that, when plugged in, provides some warmth to your pet.
Indoor Dog House - An indoor dog house can be plush or solid, like piece of furniture. Unlike a crate, it allows your dog to come and go at will. An indoor dog house gives your pup a safe place to relax in your home.
Check out our selection of dog houses below!