They are often referred to as man’s best friend considering the way they treat their owners which is quite an exciting experience. The dog’s comfort is a priority in most homes and a lot of preparation goes into organising a dog house that can serve as a place for security and comfort for the dog. Get access to creative ideas that you can use for designing your dog house into something secure, exciting and comfortable for the dog to live in.
Building a house for someone whom you love so much, can be one of the toughest task for you to do but at the same time, most interesting too. And when it is your loveable dog that is going to reside in it, you will love to put your best efforts in it. Building a dog house is not as simple as erecting 4 walls and a roof. You need to make a plan of action before constructing a large dog house for outside or a small dog house for inside.
There are various points that you can consider when building a nice dog house:
- Would a removable roof allow easy cleaning?
- Where to place the door of the doghouse?
- How can the door be used to keep the dog warm in winters and cool in summers?
- What material should be used to make the dog house?
- What should be the dimensions of the doghouse?
- In which direction should the dog house face?
- How to protect the dog house from cold or hot weather?
- What is better, fabric or straws to be used in constructing a warm dog house?
Dogs can be classified in two- outside and inside dogs. An inside dog house need to be cute and snazzy, so that it goes well with the interiors of your house. One thing that you should keep in mind is that dogs are den animals, i.e. they love to stay in a place that appears to be a den. This is the reason that dogs always find a spot like under the desk, close to a wall etc. where they can feel closeness and safety. Dogs always like a place like a crate, whom they can call as their own, a place where they can eat or sleep with peace. After all, they too need their privacy, right!
Every dog responds differently to different climatic conditions. Some dogs, can handle the cold weather, like Northern breeds while small dogs with little hair cannot handle extreme cold or hot weather. So, they should not be made to stay outside during extreme weather conditions.
The area of the dog house should be large enough so that the dog can feel comfortable to stand, turn around and lay down. But the dog house should not be so large that the dog does not feel secured with the closeness of the four walls. Even in the winters, a dog can warm up the house with his own body heat. One can also fix up the insulation inside the dog house, and believe me that it is not as difficult as it seems to be. This insulation can help to keep your dog warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Even the door of the dog house is an important part to be paid attention towards. Although some people consider door just as an accessory and put it only in winters, but it is advised to have a door always. This is because a dog can get used to a house with no door which can create problem during winters.
Use of fabric blankets or dog beds is not recommended inside a dog house because in case they get wet, when the dog tracks in snow, there is a possibility that they can freeze. That is why using straw as a bedding is the best option because if some water will even come with the dog in the dog house, it will seep down to the bottom and away from your dog.
The idea of removable roof is also very nice because it allows easy cleaning, removal or addition of new straw and treatment for ticks and flies.
Although tough but this challenge of making a dog house can get very interesting if you make it a family affair and involve your kids also which can result in a great bonding experience.
Dog houses are a lot more like human houses and should be given the appropriate attention in regards to the type of materials to be used and fittings to be done. Just like in the dog house design below, use of wood in designing dog house is beneficial as it helps in insulating the dog from heat and cold. Wood is also a perfect material to work with especially if your doing the building by yourself.
Wood is known to be sturdy and very heavy making them suitable for long-term use. The dog house below has sufficient space for the dogs to move around and even get to have a feel of what’s happening outside even as they stay in their houses.
Designing a dog house that looks like a real house can be quite beautiful and an ideal expression of love for your dog. The roof of the dog house should be constructed in a slanted way to allow for flow of water. The door of the house is large enough enabling the dog to move comfortably as it continues to grow and the verandah provides the dog with a place to relax and have some fresh breath away from its house.
When designing a dog house factors like size of the dog and location of the dog house should be considered. It’s good to consider the right dimensions of a house that best suits the dog size while providing a space where the dog can relax in. The whether of the environment should be considered as it helps in deciding on the right materials to use.
The distance of the below dog house with the main house is quite appropriate and this is because a wooden do house tends to retain the smell of dogs which can be inconveniencing if placed near the main house.
The dog house below is quite beautiful and comfortable for the dogs. Proper hygiene should be frequently carried out to ensure the dog house is clean and the fur and any dirt does not spread to other parts of the house. Dogs love to stay in places that are insulated and dry and the below dog house design is ideal for indoor dog house.
Before designing a dog’s house its very important to consider the dog’s breed whether its the type that should be kept outside or inside. The large heavy-coated breeds should be kept outside as they can endure the cold climates while the small short haired dogs and puppies should be kept inside the house.
Dogs are known to like intimate and den-like spaces where the dog can be comfortable just like the dog house design below. The dog house is well designed as it provides sufficient space for the dog to move around without hitting its head and the room is well insulated making it warm and comfortable.
Provision of proper bedding is important for the dog house providing the dog with the required warm and comfort. The beddings should be cleaned frequently especially if the dog resides within the house to help in eliminating any smell or bad odour that can emanate from the beddings.
The below dog house design looks quite well designed as its insulated from any cold weather with enough space for the dogs to move around. The beddings are also comfortable and ideal for the dogs.
The location of the dogs house is a very important factor to be considered when designing a dog’s house. The door should be located in a way such that it doesn’t face the direction in which wind is coming from. The water drainage should also be considered to avoid any flooding of the house when it rains.
Just like the below dog house design, the dog house should be elevated a few inches off the ground to help keep the entire structure out of puddles. The dog house design is well raised above the ground and the material used are quite beautiful and ideal providing the warmth and insulation required by the dogs.
Dog houses should be kept as much dry as possible this is because when the house gets damp it becomes humid and when the humidity rises bacteria finds a perfect atmosphere to develop and can easily become airborne if extensive care is not initiated to keep the dog house dry.
Dogs find it comfortable to live and even sleep in a dry and comfortable house like the one below, the dog is well taken care of with warm beddings and a raised house that make it feel much better.
Having a dog house in an open backyard space or inside the house is still suitable as long as you can maintain the general cleanliness of the dog house. Apart from the house where the dog sleeps dogs also require places set for them to relax during the day .
The dog house below does not only provide the dog with a place to sleep but soft mats have been provided where the dogs can relax.
Dogs love company and when designing a dog house it’s good to consider putting the dog house in a location that’s not very far from the house. Putting the house very far is likely to make the dog feel lonely and unwanted and might decide to express the feelings in a negative way.
Sleeping with dogs in the same bedroom is not a healthy habit and should not be encouraged. The dog’s house can be located in a different place within the house for the in-house dogs.
Designing a dog house with sufficient space for cleaning the dogs is far much ideal for the dogs. Dog house should be well designed to cater for the various dog needs, a place where they get fed and cleaned is worth considering when designing dog house. The dog cleaning area below looks quite cool and well equipped.
A slanted roof is suitable for a dog house as it prevents snow from piling on top of the roof and allows rain water to drain easily. Its also good to clearly understand your dog and the habits that appeals to it even as you design the dog house. A place that’s shady is also ideal for designing the dog house as the dog can enjoy some shielding from the hot sun during harsh weather just like the dog house design below.
By learning the habits of your dog, you will be able to design a house that suits the dog well. Some dogs enjoy climbing on the roofs of their houses and designing a dog house and providing provision for the dog to clinb the roof can be comfortable for the dog.
The dog house design below is well built giving the dogs enough space to relax and move around, the doors are also big enough that even two dogs can comfortably walk in and out.
Dogs enjoy moments of fun by jumping and running around even playing with each other. Designing a dog house with some elements of complexity and like the stairs is normally exciting for the dogs. The dog house design below is creatively done and looks secure for the dog.
The dog house fits well in the available space and type of materials provide the necessary warmth to the dog. In some instances you can spend alot on designing the dog house only for the dog to reject the house or fail to show interest in staying in the house. Dogs needs to be trained when they are still young on staying in their houses so that they get to adapt at an early age.
Backyards provide a perfect location for dog houses and use of decorative ideas that makes the entire design to look fabulous is quite ideal. The dog house design below looks quite comfortable with the soft beddings for the dog providing comfort and warmth. The dog also has sufficient space to move around and relax.
Some dog houses are fully customized like the dog house design below that comes with warm colours and floor materials made to fit a dog’s need. The dog house come with eating area and is spacious enough for the dog to move around comfortably.
The dog house design below is quite suitable for use during the summer season as the roof design allows for sufficient flow of air. The dog house is perfectly designed as its raised from the ground allowing for water to flow freely without getting to the dog house in case there’s overflow of rain water.
The dog house has sufficient room for the dog to move around freely and for the dogs that enjoy relaxing on the roof, the space above the dog house is ideal.
There are no specific steps that one can follow when designing a dog house what’s important is taking the right measurements that gives the dog an elaborate space to move around in. The weight and height of the dogs should also to be taken to provide the right space that the dog can comfortably use without struggle.
Creativity can be applied in designing the dog house depending on ones interest just like in the dog house design below.
A dog might not care much about how their house looks like, what really bothers them is how cofortable the house is. However for the dog owner its more rewarding to your dog if your design for its house is a nice looking dog house that’s warm and comfortable. The dog house design below looks great and spacious for the dog providing it with enough room to move around and relax.
The location of the dog house is also suitable as the dog is proteced from the warm and hot whether since the house is well insulated.