35 Comments on “Winter Proof Dog House”

    1. Thinking about building doghouses to sell and doing a little research. The “winterizing” caught my attention.
      Seems like it would hold more body heat if a little smaller. Not sure how effective thr reptile heater would be. I assume it had a thermostat, but that seems like a big area to heat with that type of heater with the opening being open to boot.
      That being said, I admit I have no experience with this type of heater.
      Couple of othrr things, hope he does not ever chew on the exposed wire, and that wire does look like the type to be buried in the ground.
      The comment about straw seems logical to me. Could put a 3.5″ threshold to help keep it in. Interestingly, that is how the term ‘ threshold’ came into existance.
      Just looking for ideas. Thinking of making doghouses that convert from summer houses with venting for airflow and winter houses with less exposure to the outside elements.

    1. Kala I usually get new straw every three months because bacteria will definitely set in if you don’t change it. Once a week the dog house gets cleaned and sanitize.

  1. dogs get bored. hide the cord. you wouldn’t want to find a fried dog if he starts to chew it. and the doghouse is too big for him

  2. You can not use extension cords for a fixed outlet those are just for temporary use. You can get in a lot of trouble if code finds out. Not to mention you can electrocute your dog if he ever bites it. I will teach u the right way to do this.

  3. allergic reaction causes asthma and break outs. Sound like ur woman just wanted ur dog out of her house. but some of u men are stupid to not realize that…… and please don’t feed ur dog ol roy…. that is the worse food u can fed ur buddy.

    1. Tommy Behel Well Tommy you are right about ole Roy. But having been allergic to cats and dogs my whole life I can tell you men are not necessarily Stupid about women and Dogs.. I am a person that believes a Dog should stay out side. Although given the choice a dog is loyal, has character and if trained and treated properly will never bite the hand that feeds it.. On the other hand women do not have these quality’s. Hell hath no fury like a woman and ya don’t have to scorn her.treat her like an angel and she ll bite ya everytime.

  4. Allergies are the worst! Time to get a new girlfriend! (lol, I’m kidding, I’m kidding…it was too funny not to share 🙂

  5. Do urself a favor get rid of blanket put dwn hay inside. The blanket will stay wet from dog n keep him from being warm. Had husky who taught me as she would keep dragging blanket out into yard.

    1. Stella Bella its not horrible my dogs abouslotly love it they prefer that over the more expensive food they didn’t even eat it

      By Kristin Hugo On Monday, February 19, 2018 – 13:11
      A healthy puppy lays in the grass during a walk. The FDA has recalled several brands of dog food that may contain a deadly euthanasia drug.

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found a euthanasia drug in several brands of dog food, leading some brands to issue a voluntary recall and causing concern among pet owners.

      The FDA says that such a low level of this drug in pet food is unlikely to seriously harm pets. However, no amount of sodium pentobarbital, a common lethal drug used to put animals to sleep, is acceptable in pet food, the agency warns.

      The J.M. Smucker Company, famous for Smuckers Jam, has responded to this report by issuing a voluntary recall of the tainted pet foods they sell. Pet food with the labels Gravy Train, Ol’Roy, Kibbles N’ Bits, or Skippy Premium, can be returned to the store for a full refund. The FDA asked pet stores to stop selling these brands immediately. The same goes for the dog food brand Against the Grain, which also issued a recall last week for the same concern.

    3. do it on a budget your dogs might like it but it is HORRIBLE for them. Beneful is also horrible. Feed a quality dog food even if it means YOU skip a dinner out or expensive meal for yourself. I had a dog die of rectal cancer. It’s horrible.

  6. Can I recommend putting a door on there to hold in whatever little bit of heat there is? Maybe like a mudflap thing so he can still go in and out?

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