There are standard requirements for dog house no matter where you buy it from. Today, more and more dog owners are getting extra large dog houses for their pets even if their dog are small or medium sized.
Just like humans loves big houses, so do dogs and it gives more space to play and lie in. You can even use the excess space to stock your dog stuff such as dog food and toys.
When shopping for extra large dog houses, make sure you have these basic features that all dog house should have.
If you are placing your dog house outdoors, it is important to have heating for your dog unless you want your dog to freeze in winter. Proper ventilation and air flow is also necessary and the newer dog house models will come with pre installed air conditioning and heater systems.
Your dog house should also be water proof to prevent rain and snow from seeping in. This is important as most dog houses are made from wood and water can damage the structure of your dog house much faster.
An alternative is to buy plastic dog houses that are already waterproof. Nowadays, some wooden dog houses are treated to prevent water from corroding the wood so you can buy these too if you want an authentic wooden dog house.
High winds are also detrimental to your dog´s health and it is important your dog house has special insulation to prevent winds from entering the dog house. Make sure it is sturdy and heavy enough to not get blown away in case of strong gust of wind.
Extra large dog house are especially suitable if you have more than one dog. You can house your dogs together. Dogs have a tendency to curl themselves together when they sleep so it´s a perfect choice.