A dog house is a small shed that provides a dog with shelter from the sun, rain, and wind. It is usually built in the shape of a little house. It is placed in the backyard or the front lawn.
Types of Dog Houses
Kinds of Dog Houses include the following:
Wooden dog house
Wood is the traditional material used for building dog houses.
The wooden dog house remains the most popular type of dog house.
It is usually made of wood that resists decay such as redwood and cedar.
Because wood is a great insulator, it keeps a dog warm during cold days and cool during hot days.
It blends easily with any type of landscaping and architectural design.
Plastic dog house
A plastic dog house is relatively inexpensive, easy to maintain, lightweight, and ready to use.
It can come in the form of an igloo, barns, or a conventional dog house with a pitch roof.
However, it provides a hot environment during the summer and a cold one in the winter.
Metal dog house
A metal dog house is a rectangular unit made of aluminum or stainless steel.
It is heavily insulated and almost indestructible.
It does not rot.
The dog cannot chew on it.
Fiberglass dog house
A fiberglass dog house is made from 100% heavy-duty fiberglass.
It does not leak or rot.
It usually comes in the form of a cave that can hold two dogs comfortably.
Choosing Dog Houses (Buying tips)
Door: Choose a dog house with an offset door that provides a windbreak and a cooler environment. The door should be installed during cold months. Shade: Look for a dog house with a porch and an awning cover over the door to get extra shade during hot days.