What size dog house should I get?

How big of a dog house do I need?

A dog house should be approximately 25 percent taller than your dogs total height and should not be more than 50 percent taller than your dog’s total height. Buying a dog house that is too tall can make it hard for your furry friend to keep warm in the cold.

Do dogs like big or small dog houses?

Not necessarily. Bigger isn’t necessarily better when it comes to a dog house. Dogs like room enough to move around, but not necessarily a lot of extra room. Instinct tells them to find a cozy spot that is warm, provides shelter from the elements, and is safe from predators.

Which direction should a dog house face?

In the United States most storms come from the south and west so make sure the dog house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the dog house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the entryway then. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof of the dog house.

Where do you put a dog house in a yard?

Dog owners usually put doghouses in the front or back yard, so that the dog will have space surrounding the doghouse to run and play in. Consider placing the doghouse in a fenced-in location, so that the dog will not be able to run away.

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Do dogs like dog houses?

Dogs tend to like “dens” and young dogs especially like to curl up in a den where they feel secure. An older dog that has not been exposed to a dog house before may be more reluctant to enter the dog house and find it confusing or view it as a trap or punishment.

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