Dogs need a dwelling place to sleep in especially when they are not allowed inside your homes. By letting your pet stay outside does not mean you don't care for it. In fact there are advantages when your pooch sleeps outside and one of those is its proximity to the yard when it needs to do potty. Your pooch can just go out anytime it wants without waking you up to open the doors for him. Another advantage is it can guard your residence well because it can chase any thief or robber. Inside your home all it can do is bark however when it is outside it can make a move.
If ever you let your pooch sleep outside you have to make sure that the dog house is comfortable and wide enough. You have the option to make your own dog house or just purchase the ones available in the market or in the internet. Before you decide to make or buy take a look at your pooch first. The size of the dog house depends on your pet's size. Basically there are three general sizes for the dogs -small, medium and large dog breeds. You have to make sure that it is not too small or too large for your pet.
Whatever the size of your pet, make sure that what you will choose or build will be wide enough to allow casual movements. It is good if your pooch can move freely especially when it sleeps and stretches. You must keep your pet comfortable even when it sleeps. A dog house that is too small for your pet will make its muscles stiff and your pooch will have no other movements but to crouch. On the other hand when it is too large for your pet will literally be very pleased because it can has a lot of freedom to move around or it can even jump.
The only disadvantage of having this kind can be experience during the cold months. A good dog house should be large enough for proper movements but small enough to keep the warmth within. If you have it too large you might be having a hard time keeping it warm and cozy during the winter season. Another thing to consider is the material to use. If you are going to build one, you can choose a particular wood to be the main material like cedar. But if you will buy, you can have it in wood or heavy plastic. One advantage of wood is that its good for any season.
It can provide shade and coolness for the summer months and can keep the warmth of the dog house during winter. A beautiful dog house is not complete without mats and blankets so make sure that after you made or bought one you have these things ready. For added features there are those sold in the market that has thermal-ply insulator, an extra multi purpose mat, and dog house kits. Whatever you can come up with make sure that your pet's condition and well-being is the main priority. Your family dog should be kept happy and contented whenever you can.
The author of this article Alex De La Cruz is a Dog Trainer who has been successful with several dog training courses for many years. Alex decided to share his knowledge and tips through his website http://www.doggyweb.info . You can sign up for his free newsletter and enjoy a healthy and submissive dog.