Choosing Sturdy Dog Houses

Many people have trouble figuring out the right kind of dog house for their dog. The first thing you need to know is your dog’s size. This will make getting the proper size dog house possible. There are a few things to think about when picking the ideal dog house for your dog.
For dog’s that spend all or most of their time outdoors you need to think about is your local climate. Those who live in an area where it is regularly wet and cold should investigate purchasing a dog house with heat. If that is out of your price range you definitely want to get one that is waterproof and insulated and then add a heated dog bed or pad. Buy a heated pad or bed designed for dogs as heating pads made for humans can easily overheat your dog. Heated dog beds are made to be chew proof and operated safely using low voltage. 
To help repel fleas look for a dog bed made with cedar chip stuffing. If your local climate is more prone to heat than cold you want a dog house that will help keep your dog cool. You will need a dog house which is well ventilated and placed in your yard where there is plenty of shade. One option you have is air conditioned dog houses for those dogs that easily overheat. 
Purchase large dog houses that gives you dog ample room to lay down and turn around, but not so large that it is hard to heat. When it comes to dog houses bigger is not better. Dog houses can be made from many different materials such as plastic, PVC, galvanized steel, and wood. You can choose one that is completely assembled or a kit that you can build.