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Dog House FAQs

What size dog house should I buy?

That depends on the size of your dog. You want to get a dog house that you are sure will provide enough room for you pup to turn around and generally maneuver inside. The size of a dog house should be similar to the size of a crate for your dog. Ask someone at Pet World today for help with what size dog house you ought to look for.

What types of dog house do you carry?

Here at Pet World, we carry a dog house line that was built in Maine. Each dog house in our collection is made of wood, has an asphalt-shingled roof, and is guaranteed to be a sturdy structure. We also carry an igloo-style dog house. This type of dog house allows for a little extra protection from the elements with an extended doorway and adjustable rooftop vents. Additionally, this dog house has a layer of structural foam on the inside to help regulate the temperature for your dog no matter the season.

Can I get a dog house with specific features?

Sure! The dog house structure can be individualized in numerous ways and it is important to make sure you are getting the right fit for your need. If your climate tends to be colder, warmer, wetter, or dryer, you will want to account for these climate changes in the dog house you buy. Furthermore, a dog house can be built from a range of materials and you will want to look into the pros and cons of each one before making a decision.

Is there such a thing as an air-conditioned dog house?

In fact, there is! If you live in a part of the world that can be particularly hot, an air-conditioned dog house might be something for you to consider. Dogs are not as adapted to dealing with extreme temperatures as humans are and so a dog house with air-conditioning possibility would be suitable for a dog spending long amounts of time outside in the heat.

I have heard the phrase “insulated dog house” a few times. What does this mean?

With the evolution of the dog house, great strides were made in the technology able to be put into the structure of a dog house. While a simple wooden dog house can work quite well for some pups, there are now insulated dog houses to assist in temperature control. If your dog is going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, and therefore in a dog house, insulation can be an indispensible tool for keeping the dog house cool in the summertime and warm in the winter time. An insulated dog house can also help with keeping it dry when raining or storming.

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