Place the dog house out of the direct wind. As alluded to previously, the location of your dog’s housing can minimize its exposure to weather and water. Consider relocating them closer to the home, next to a garage or shed, or even in the corner of the yard, so that two sides of the dog house are surrounded by fences.
How can I warm up my doghouse?
5. Select warm bedding. – There are inexpensive solutions to provide your dog with a pleasant place to sleep. If you add cedar or pine shavings to the interior of his doghouse, the wood shavings will retain your dog’s body heat, creating a comfortable space for him.
These wood chips naturally repel fleas and other insects. Keep an eye out for sneezing and other indications that your dog may be sensitive to the odor. Also, pregnant dogs and pups are not ideal for wood shavings. Looking for something softer? Furnish your dog’s outside domicile with towels, sheets, blankets, or even carpets (like a bathmat).
Added bonus: the objects will smell like you, making him even more eager to cuddle. Another solution that can trap and retain your dog’s body heat is a heated dog bed. Made of substantial insulation enclosed in fake wool and corduroy, it warms up without power and keeps your dog toasty using just his body heat.
Can dogs thrive in a dog house during the winter?
Outdoor dog homes – If your dog remains outside in cold weather for more than bathroom breaks and walks, he will require a warm, dry area that is protected from the cold and damp. Provide him with an insulated, draft-proof doghouse that is at least a few inches off the ground and has a door flap to prevent drafts.