Building a heated and insulated dog house with minimal tools- a ruler, marker, circular saw, drill and hammer
There are plenty of other insulated dog houses on Amazon nut most fall well short in one way or another. Some otherwise fine plastic ones have flimsy doors that dump rain into the house itself. That’s not good. Others have optional fabric liners which can get sodden. That’s not good.
Insulated dog houses with and tight doors that face away from the prevailing winds make life a lot more comfortable for your dog in the cold winter months. Here are some of the best:
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These insulated dog houses are not cheap - some of the models run well over 1000 bucks. They're also not lightweight. The large duplex house weights about 460 pounds. Obviously, they're not for everybody. But they might be the house for you if you're looking for something that's built like Fort Knox so you don't have to worry about ole Sparky being pummeled by the elements. The medium, large, and extra large versions of the Super Insulated Dog House are shown below. Notice that the door is offset from the center in these models in order to provide more protected space for your dog inside the house.
This is a very heavy duty dog house that is made from structurally insulated panels with an R-23 insulation value. That is considerably higher than most any other dog house on the market. This design affords exceptional structural rigidity and temperature stability. Bottom line: it won't fall apart in a storm and your pooch will stay snug and warm.
The house comes on a shrink-wrapped pallet in seven easy-to-assemble panels. After the house is assembled, the roof can be removed to accommodate any cleaning that needs to be done. This house is waterproof and water-protected to prevent damage from normal outdoor usage. A variety of siding styles are available including red brick, gray brick, tan brick, gray slate, buff slate, random rock mixed, and paintable stucco. A door is included.
If you live in the cold north and the dog needs to be outside, this is the house to get. It's not cheap but it's built like a fortress so it should last for many years. This small duplex dog house is made in the same heavy duty was as the single dog models. The walls, floor, and ceiling are made from structurally insulated panels which provide exceptional structural rigidity and temperature stability.
The duplex house has a movable interior partition to accommodate dogs of different sizes. It also provides separation between the dogs if that is your desire or you could remove it and let the dogs mingle. Beautiful and durable, the ASL Solutions Dog Palace Insulated Dog House features up to 4 inches of real foam (Styro/EPS) insulation in each panel for optimum comfort and for a healthy temperature. This special insulated dog house is intended to keep your precious pooch cooler during hot and warm weather, while also helping to keep your dog warmer during colder weather. This insulated outdoor dog house is as convenient as it is cozy and helps to keep in warmth better than most look-alike dog houses without insulation. Featuring a heater portal (allows for the heater's electrical cord to directly exit the rear of the house) that helps to keep the dog from tripping over the cord, this innovative dog house makes for an excellent home for practically any pampered pooch. Dog Palace Heaters sold separately.Keep your dog warm in the winter and cool in the summer with the DP Hunter Insulated Dog House. Floor is sloped and has a drain hole to make cleaning a breeze, just hose down and water runs out. Makes a beautiful addition to your backyard while keeping your dog clean, warm and comfortable. Floor is raised 5.5 inches from floor to door to provide a dry and warm bedding area. Constructed from LLDPE resin inside that is UV-8 protected and outside walls with foam (Styro/EPS) inside. Removable bottom half door for initial training. New heater portal (provides for the heater's electrical cord to directly exit the rear of the house) and keeps the dog from tripping over the cord. DP Hunter Insulated Dog House Heaters sold separately.