A Quick Guide For New Dog Owners To Help Choose A Dog House

wooden dog house

For starters, wood is extremely durable and strong. Relative to other materials like plastic and metal, the cost of a wood dog house is quite reasonable.

Blends Into The Surroundings

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Secondly, wood blends into the surroundings in an elegant way that other materials simply do not. Thirdly, if you have a lovely piece of wooden furniture that has been nicely stitched, it will look even better if it is placed in a wooden dog house. By adding a wooden dog house onto your home, you will save money over time rather than purchasing several plastic or metal dog houses.

How to Insulate a Wooden Dog House One way to insulate a wooden dog house is with an insulated door flap. An insulated door flap has a thermal insulation value that keeps the outside air from getting into the inside of the house, as well as keeping the heat in during winter and the cold out during the summer. It has been proven to reduce heating costs by as much as 40 percent.

Another way to keep your pet comfortable in their outdoor dog houses is by using a good ventilation system. This is another area where you can save money on heating costs by installing an outdoor dog house with a good ventilation system. There are two ways of venting your wooden dog houses – the blown open method and the fan method. Blown open vents work great because they allow fresh air to get inside while the cold air is trapped outside. The fan method is more effective if you have an enclosed outdoor dog house, but it requires that you keep your pets inside at all times.

Insulating Plastic Dog Houses

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Insulating Plastic Dog Houses Another option available for insulating wooden dog houses is to use plastic sheets or bricks to create an insulated barrier. The most effective way of doing this is by using several layers of plastic sheeting and crating them together like a giant insulated bubble. These plastic sheets must be cut carefully to create a seal between each layer so that the insulation does not break down. This will also help to keep your pet out of the cold and heat of the winter. When choosing between plastic or brick dog houses, you will want to make sure that they are insulated properly and provide a decent amount of ventilation as well.

Insulating Aluminum Dog Houses

Insulating Aluminum Dog Houses Similar to the benefits of plastic dog houses, aluminum dog houses can be a big money saver. They are extremely lightweight and can be moved with ease. You can even buy aluminum dog houses that have double walls. These types provide a very good insulating barrier that can keep the hot or cold air out during the winter and allow in the needed warmth during the summer months. The only downside to aluminum dog houses is that they can be a bit noisy when it comes to their moving action. Because of this, if you live in an area where there are a lot of appliances like dishwashers then you may want to avoid purchasing one of these because you don’t want to keep cleaning up the noise.

Summing Up

There are a lot of benefits to having a dog house outdoors. They provide a safe environment for your pet at all times and provide you with a space to escape. By taking the time to think about the different choices available to you and how they will affect your dog’s life you will be sure to find a great outdoor dog houses for your new pup.

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