Find more Igloo Dog House (sold) And Plastic Dog House
My project to turn those ugly igloo dog houses into a cute lady bug! A little plastic paint from Lowes and some creativity!
There are several different types of outdoor dog houses on the market today, ranging from igloo style homes built from plastic to cabin style ones that are built with wood materials. Which one you choose really just depends on the aesthetic and uses.
Keep your pet home safe and free from foul scents. This dog igloo house is made of high-quality plastic that is incorporated with the Microban solution. It is a technology developed to prevent the growth of odor-causing microbes such as molds and mildew. With the added protection, it increases the overall durability of the product, hence a longer usability.
Igloo dog house (sold) and plastic dog house
Asking 50 for Igloo and 25 for the plastic dog house
I'm in SE Minnesota. I started using the plastic barrels last year. My kennels are enclosed on 3 sides with a roof, only open to exposure on the south side. I put a couple short pieces of 2x4 on the bottom of them to keep them from rolling but other than that they sit on the ground. I bed them with straw in the winter, and just a few shavings in the summer. I give them fresh straw before any major cold snaps and change the straw out whenever I feel its needed over the winter. I drilled a couple small holes in the bottom of each barrel for a drain but I'm not sure if it is necessary. I've put barrels next to my old wood boxes and had the dogs pick the barrel. I'm happy with them and it seems the dogs are too. What I like best is they are cheap ($15 a barrel but I've seen them for less on craiglist), they are light and move easily for cleaning and they are easy to wash out. I'd recommend keeping them out of the wind but I know guys who use them in the wide open and push a little snow around them. Keep them bedded good and keep the opening out of the wind and they should be fine. I'd keep my dogs in a barrel before I'd ever keep them in one of those igloo dog house or plastic dog house sold in stores.
Hell I have found nice insulated dogloos that cost 100 on craigslist for 20 just a thought
I have never figured out why they ever designed those dang things the way they did. I have gotten up in the middle of the night to check on dogs when it was 40 below at 3 or 4 in the morning. I have always without fail been greeted with the same sight. The dog has straw completely covering the door.
The problem I see with igloo dog house are the door opening raises nearly completely to the very top of the house.
Now, my question is how can a dog build up heat and maintain it in such a shelter?
Now, to answer the original posters question. Yes, I do use plastic barrels, but I should qualify that. I have the barrels inside the dog building up on 2x8s. I also have K9 Condo metal doors on the building to reduce winds inside.
The important thing to remember with dogs out side is they need to have draft free, plenty of good bedding, and the smaller the compartment the better off they will be. They need to be able to heat up and maintain warmth in their dog house.