Building a Doghouse for your Pekingese

 


A dog house is a wonderful idea for your pekingese, but building a doghouse is not an easy task since you have a lot of things to consider. You have to choose the proper design and use the appropriate materials in order to ensure that his dog house is durable and safe. I bet you would want your doghouse to look appealing at the same time functional.

There are certain things that you should consider in building a doghouse: size, safety, materials, durability, his ability to move, chew proof, your ability to clean it, temperature control, etc…

First, you have to decide what material you should use for his doghouse: wood, plastic or metal. A plastic doghouse is the most common choice by pet owners because of mobility. Also, it is easier to clean and parasites can’t harbor in that place. However, this is not the ideal choice for heavu chewers since they might eat their dog house.

A doghouse made out from wood is less likely to be chewed on and it is much more attractive to look at. And compared to a plastic, the wood is much more insulated and is able to keep your pet more comfortable during cold nights. But the a doghouse made out from wood can harbor fleas and ticks and it is much more harder to move.

Metal is very durable and can outlast any other material but it is not the best for your dog.

Building a Doghouse for your Pekingese

Building a Doghouse

At the ideal world, it will be possible to keep dog on the inside. But occasionally that simply is not achievable. Possibly your pet has outgrown your home, or else you get a newborn or perhaps an seniors family members moving in that you will be concerned about your dog getting all-around. Either way, the answer isn’t just to cast your dog out into your yard with no protection. In case your dog needs to be outdoors more often than not, you should start searching for dog houses for sale so that your dog can easily still reside properly and pleasantly. Certainly, even when your dog is accepted in the home, a dog house can nonetheless be recommended in case your dog will spend long periods outdoors in the daytime. In these instances, a dog house will give him shade in sunny times, and heat on chilly days and nights.

Source: Animals and Pets, http://animalspets.co.uk/2012/02/09/how-to-find-ideal-dog-house/

Things to Consider in Building a Doghouse:

  • Size of the house. A roomy doghouse, it is very tempting but your dog won’t like it. During cold nights, your dog’s body heat would keep him warm and if his doghouse is too big, then he can’t generate enough heat to warm himself up. There is no perfect formula on how to make a perfect doghouse but a good rule to consider is that your full grown dog can walk right in, turn around and stretch completely.
  • Proper ventilation. During the hot months, good airflow would keep him from overheating. And during the rainy and cold season, your dog’s breath would steam up inside his house and a proper ventilation would prevent molds from forming.
  • Keep if off the ground. Keep his house elevated so that dirt and water won’t get inside his sleeping quarters. Also, an elevated house would prevent the wood from rotting and will have a longer life.
  • Keep it safe. Keeping it safe from elements is a big deal. Be sure that wind, water and rain won’t have any access inside the doghouse. It is ideal if you put overhangs on his doorway, put vents and tight seams all over the place.
  • Use dog-friendly materials. Be sure that everything about the dog house is pet safe. Meaning, you should make use of untreated plywood and softwood instead of the pressure-treated ones.

In building a doghouse, you should also study everything about it before making a move in building it. Take the time to consider where you should put your doghouse in your backyard/front yard. Scout for the perfect location where water, wind, rain and dirt won’t be able to penetrate his house.  It is also ideal to have a tree beside his doghouse since it could give him additional shelter and could keep him cool during the summer months.

What is your say on this one? How did you create your dog’s doghouse? If you have further suggestions and opinion on this matter, feel free to leave what’s on your mind behind.

 

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