What to do – My dog doesn’t want to sleep in his doghouse

Dogs living outside need the right environment that will allow them to fully adapt to this lifestyle. First of all, a well-designed doghouse is an essential element for a good quality of life. The doghouse must meet the specific needs of your dog according to its size.

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Dogs Living Outdoors Need the Right Environment

Dogs living outside need the right environment that will allow them to fully adapt to this lifestyle. First of all, a well-designed doghouse is an essential element for a good quality of life. The doghouse must meet the specific needs of your dog depending on its size.

Before purchasing a doghouse for your companion, it is important to determine the ideal size. It is therefore best to measure your companion in order to offer him maximum comfort with a doghouse adapted to his dimensions. This should not be too small. The dog must be able to move around inside, stand upright and be able to enter or exit easily. Conversely, do not choose a dog house that is too large, your companion will not feel safe there. In addition, in the event of extreme cold, the dog must be able to warm itself with its own body heat.

Locations protected from the winds

Favor locations protected from prevailing winds. For models without an interior partition, if possible, orient the opening face to the south. Damp locations should also be avoided.

The right doghouse size

Solid wood doghouse, insulated with interior partition. Small dogs (weight: 4 to 14 kg) Beagle, Cocker Spaniel, Fox Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, West Highland White Terrier…

1.280 

Solid wood doghouse, insulated with interior partition. Medium and large dogs (weight: 15 to 40 kg) Pit Bull Terrier, Shepherds, Malinois, Boxer, Dalmatian, Retriever, Labrador, Rottweiler…

1.680 

Solid wood dog house, insulated with internal partition. For large and very large dogs (weight: more than 40 kg) Dogue, Saint-Bernard, Mastiff, Leonberg…

2.280 

Eliminate pests regularly

The doghouse must remain a clean, healthy and peaceful habitat. To do this, it is advisable to regularly eliminate parasites that could begin to develop there, and to repel biting insects.

Take your time

Take your time and stay with your dog close to his new doghouse. Play with him, enter his doghouse with him. Use his favorite toys and treats…

Place his favorite things inside

For example, his favorite blanket, toys or bones. You can also put on your old clothes that will remind him of your smell…

The dog will associate food with his doghouse and this will be very positive for him.

Be patient

If your dog is hesitant to enter his dog house because of the darkness, raise the roof and let him explore his “home” in daylight.

Attention !!!

A doghouse is no place to play! It is a place to sleep and rest. Never disturb the dog when he is there. He also takes refuge there when he has just done something stupid!

Dog houses are not designed for the permanent stay of your pet. They serve as shelter or for your pet's short stay. For a healthy and satisfying life, your dog needs regular activity and your presence!

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