Heated/Air Conditioned Dog Box? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Kane Heat Mats are waterproof and can be used safely indoors or out, in kennels, whelping boxes, dog houses, garages or wherever your pet sleeps.
I keep thinking about chicken lamps and how much heat that they put out for the birds and think that it would heat a dog box very well but wonder if a smaller bulb would be better.
I don't like to put anything in where the dogs can get to it. If your boxes are in the garage and bedded well the dogs will be fine without heat and much safer. Heat lamps areway to hot and if you use a small bulb it needs to be protected so that the dogs CAN NOT get to them or the cords. Our dogs always stayed in a small box in the winter with good bedding and never had a problem.
Heated Dog Pet Bed Blanket for the floor of the whelping box.
Also works great for multiple dogs or as a heated whelping box.
A heater box is an attractive option as it can easily be mounted in the roof or a wall of the dog house—out of the way of your dog. A heater box contains a light bulb or ceramic emitter encased in a metal box. Some heater box models are capable of heating a dog house when the temperature is below freezing. A dog house heater box is basically a metal box with a light bulb or ceramic emitter inside. The box mounts in an upper corner of the dog house so as to not impinge on your pet's sleeping space and heats up the house in much the same way an egg incubator does.The system is under the floor so we don’t need to worry about the dogs chewing on the heating element. Even if they did figure out a way to chew through the floor, the low-voltage power needed to operate the heating element will not harm them. In spite of the fact that low voltage systems are a little more expensive than the high voltage pet warming systems you find at big box stores, the and safe operation made it a clear choice for this pet owner. Now that she is getting cold here in the north my shorthairs will be using the kennel more and will be spending a lot of time in there so I am wondering what are the best ways to put some heat in the dog box, the box is about 36"w x 45"L and maybe 36" tall. Mine is in the garage with a dog door to outside kennel but the garage is not heated so it will chill down at night and even being in the garage it gets just about as cold in there as outside so I am thinking about using a lamp inside the dog box to add heat. The dog box is not insulate except that the bottom is off the floor 2". Some dogs like to sleep in the dark. If a light bulb is used as the heat source for a heater box, the light could be an issue. In this case, you could use a ceramic emitter instead. A ceramic emitter resembles a flattened light bulb with a ridged face. It gives off no light and should last the life of your dog (which is a good thing since they cost $35 a pop).Dog box heated by 12 Volt ceramic heater Here's an idea for heating a dog box that I came across in a newsgroup. The idea is to use one of those small 12 Volt ceramic heaters with built-in fan that plug into the cigarette lighter of your car or truck. You can find them at most auto parts stores or online for $10 to $30. Mount the heater on the roof of the dog box and connect it to a 12 Volt gel cell battery hooked up to a continuous charger. (A gel cell battery is a more expensive type of lead-acid battery that contains a semi-solid electrolyte to prevent spillage). This keeps high voltages away from chewing dogs and enables the heater to work for a few hours after a power outage. You could also wire in a thermostat that allows the heater to automatically come on at say 30 to 40 degrees. Just make sure all electrical components are out of reach of your pet.