We all want our pet dogs to enjoy the convenience of living with us inside our homes. But then, many of us also have for our pets their dog houses, a place that is all for their own. However, more often than not, they would not want to use the dog house and insist on staying indoors.
With a little prodding, it is quite easy to make your pet dog accept its house, and eventually get use to it and even love it as his own. One effective way of making your pet accept its dog house is by constantly placing its food inside its house. In due time, it will automatically go to the pet house for its food and will spend more and more time in it.
When having a pet house for your dog, there are some important tips to remember. First, when placing the dog house outside, whether on the backyard or garden, you are in effect exposing your pet to the elements.
So, if you live in places with rainy or cold weather, you have to make sure that the house stays dry inside, and with sufficient heat. There are sheets or pads that are especially for dogs designed to give off heat, giving the necessary warmth and comfort to your beloved pets during cold nights.
On the other hand, if you live in summery hot places, you need to keep your dog house as cool as possible by making sure that there is sufficient ventilation. One way of keeping the house cool is by placing it under the tree shadow or shade.
How big is your pet dog? Its size is a major factor to consider when you plan to buy a dog house. What you have to do is get the measurements of your pet and then give this information to the pet shop clerk for him to decide the perfect dog house for your pet.