Often times what comes to mind when you hear the term dog house is a certain bi-plane flying beagle's plain red one. This simple a-frame design is still available, but there is also a lot of new designs to choose from and finding the right canine crib is important for both you and your dog.
Your dog can lounge in anything from a log cabin to a mansion. The best way to see the variety of dog houses available is to do your shopping online. Since you will not have to trek to every pet store in town you'll save time and money when you find the perfect abode for your furry best friend online.
There are many things to consider when purchasing a dog house. The size of your dog and the size of your yard will determine how large of a dog house you need. There are also some that will accommodate more than one dog. Next you can look at the materials.
Most dog houses are made of wood such as pine or cedar, but some can be made from durable, maintenance free plastic. Once you decide what type of material will work best for your doggie's digs you can decide on a design.
Would your little doggie like the rustic life in a cabin or maybe the country life in a barn shaped house? Perhaps he loves the winter would be happiest in an igloo. You can even have the best of both worlds with a house for shade and warmth and a deck for lounging in the sun. It has never been easier to pamper your pooch in style but you would not want to go as far as Marie Antoinette who is rumored to have had her Papillion's palace lined with turquoise silk. Most dogs will be happy with a simple roof over their heads for some relaxing shade or a retreat when the first raindrop falls.
You've been barking up the wrong tree if you thought you could use the same kind of roof for woofer inside or out. While outside dog houses may look like a miniature of yours, indoor dogs are usually plastic or wire crates. Just like outdoors, your dog will appreciate a spot to call his or her own. Before long your dog will love playing with a toy or just lounging in their very own doggie domicile. What dog would not?
Dogs naturally seek shelter from the elements, so why not give them a house of their very own. Outdoors it will afford you a place to set their water dish that is free of debris while providing them relief from the hot sun. Indoors your pooch will have a place to stretch out and relax that is not on the furniture which will make you both happy.
A dog house is really an essential when it comes to owning a dog. Everyone and everything wants and needs a place to call their own, a sanctuary where they feel safe and protected, including man's best friend.