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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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What to put in a dog house?

I bought this dog house for my new dog. I was going to build one and put a incadescant red heat lamp hooked to a thermostat but I seen this one and bought it thinking it was bigger. I don't have enough room for one. What should I put in it to keep her warm? It already has thick plastic flaps in the door.

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are you joking or serious? cause if you're serious, something like plastic flaps are good, as are slabs of foam insulation with something to keep the dog from ripping them apart/eating them.
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Well right now she's a puppy and I feel sorry for her when she's laying there shaking. Some peeps say cedar chips are good but I am just trying to help keep her warm at night.
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On one episode of King of the Hill Hank builds a dog house for Lady Bird. He puts in heated flooring cause he says the majority of a dogs heat is lost from its paws. So yea but something on floor.
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Might is well keep the damn dog inside if all you do is sit in the window and stare at it shaking all day. Sounds like something OSP would do

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I am just trying to help keep her warm at night.
Maybe you should let your dog live inside instead of keeping it outside like a zoo animal.
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Maybe you should let your dog live inside instead of keeping it outside like a zoo animal.
Considering right now it's a puppy (or so stated)
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One idea is straw (like hay but 95% of the world thinks its all hay and probably doesn't know how to spell that even) or we just throw a couple of towels and rug or something in there. They will get ripped up though.
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Maybe you should let your dog live inside instead of keeping it outside like a zoo animal.
What kind of dog is it? A lot of dogs kept outside are hunting dogs. If you have a lab that is used for waterfowl hunting and keep it inside, it will never grow out its hair and then when you go out hunting it freezes its ass off. If you keep it outside it grows its hair out longer and thicker and stays warm all of the time. Its not like god designed dogs to be kept inside of heated houses 3 billion years ago.
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What kind of dog is it? A lot of dogs kept outside are hunting dogs. If you have a lab that is used for waterfowl hunting and keep it inside, it will never grow out its hair and then when you go out hunting it freezes its ass off. If you keep it outside it grows its hair out longer and thicker and stays warm all of the time. Its not like god designed dogs to be kept inside of heated houses 3 billion years ago.
Well it also currently is a puppy.... How soon before you put the puppy/dog out in the cold?

Now, I do agree, some breeds you definately don't want indoors past their puppy stage. Hunting/working dogs are some...

Kinda like having a great pyrenees....

not really an inside dog....
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Straw!! anything else is going to be eaten and destroyed and all over your yard! You'll strill see the dog shive for a wile till it gets smart, good luck, and make sure you give it a lot of attention cause outdoor dogs feell un loved and then start acting bad.

Keep the straw dry and it will keep your dog warm in te winter and cool in the summer.

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My buddy years ago built his dog a mackdaddy house.

He concreted the floor and then built the house on top of that using 2x4s and wood. He kept a heat lamp in there and blankets. I would have lived in the thing it was so nice.

As for inside/outside. If it's a pet I say keep it inside. I couldn't imagine making my dog an outside dog. He comforts me waaaay to much for me to just leave him outside. He's my partner in crime so I keep him indoors and he sleeps on my bed too(And is probably the reason I'll never get married).

Now I understand if your dog is either a working dog like a Border Collie that herds sheep, Lab that retrieves fowl, Bloodhound used for tracking, Rotts used for gaurding, etc. But people who buy dogs as pets to only leave them outside. I don't get it. No matter how small or big a dog is if it's a pet it's part of the family and gets to stay in the house with the family.
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i'll ask my husband for ya, he spends alot of time in the doghouse.
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i'll ask my husband for ya, he spends alot of time in the doghouse.

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a neon budlight sign and a bowl full of jack daniels should be sufficient. just don't expect the dog to be any good at playing fetch afterwords.
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a dog? was this a trick question?



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My lab stays outside of the house and I think she is as much (or more) a part of the family as I am...
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I was thinking an electric blanket but that probably wouldn't be too good of an idea

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Yeah, about the time he chews through the poser cord there could be a problem.
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Yeah, about the time he chews through the poser cord there could be a problem.
Well I do enjoy some nice Thai Crispy Fried Duck... I'm not so sure about JNN's Crispy Fried Dog.... doesn't sound quite as appealing.
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