The dog house is a great classic to offer a place for your dog. Indeed, it will represent for him his own space, in which he will be able to take refuge when he wants to be quiet.
Moreover, a dog house provides valuable shelter and security, especially when you leave it outside and bad weather occurs.
Once the dog gets used to his doghouse, he really thinks of it as a room. He falls asleep in it, brings his toys and food… To get there, you must choose the right size. How to find it?
A size that depends on your dog
It is above all according to the size of your companion that you must choose the size of its future niche. Indeed, it is necessary that he feels comfortable, that he can lie down inside without worries and even that he can bring some toys.
The best way not to get the wrong size doghouse is to measure your dog. Measure it in height (the dog must be able to stand upright) and when he is lying down (so that he can sleep without contorting himself in his dog house). This can lead to the purchase of a large dog house.
A doghouse that adapts to weather conditions
One should not opt for a niche that is too small, that’s a fact, but the other extreme is also true. A doghouse that is too large will not necessarily be suitable for your pet, who may feel lost and therefore will not dare to spend too much time in it.
In addition, it should be noted that if your dog house is outside, during the winter, it may be colder. A small dog will not be able to warm up the space of an XXL dog house, so it may be very cold. However, a cosy and narrow wooden doghouse will warm him up properly.
Take the time to examine several types of dog houses, choose materials that are resistant to temperature changes and weather. It is important that your pet feels comfortable in its kennel in both summer and winter, this space should not turn into an oven in the summer and a fridge in the winter.
I strongly advise you to look at my doghouse comparator if you are looking for one. Don’t make the mistake of buying the wrong one!
The time spent in the doghouse, a variable to be occulted
Don’t choose a larger size, thinking that it will be more pleasant for a dog that spends a lot of time in its dog house.
Dogs like small spaces. I see it every day with Jodie. While there is a large sofa in the living room, she prefers to go into the closet to put herself on my shoes or cram herself and her sister into a small basket…
The choice of size for the doghouse depends only on the size of your dog, not on the time spent in it.
The only exception is for puppies. Indeed, to avoid multiplying expenses, anticipate its growth by taking a little bigger. His body will quickly fill in the gaps.