Hound Heater / Heat n' Breeze Universal Igloo Dog House Mounting Kit
Onto the main event... In terms of heating a dog house, here are some suggestions arranged in order of increasing expense and complexity.
STEP 11: THIS IS IMPORTANT - Make SURE your dog is "OK" with the heater. Some dogs may be frightened of the new, strange element and even spooked by the heat emanating from it. My suggestion is to let the dog sleep in the house a few nights BEFORE you turn it on. Turn it on for the first time when you can monitor the dog and make sure they can go in it.
STEP 8: Fill dog house with chips or straw, but make SURE it can't get piled up in the corners high enough to catch fire. Chips are safer than straw. The picture below shows a metal "baffle" I placed over the top of the heater to keep the roof from getting too hot. Probably not necessary, I'm just a freak about these things.
Hound Heater Heat-N-Breeze Dog House Furnace + Ventilation Fan
Q. Can I use dog bedding with the Hound Heater?
I have had the opportunity to test the Heat – N- Breeze Deluxe unit in both the hot summer months and the cold winter months. Here in Kentucky it gets pretty hot and also very cold. This unit performed just as the company said it would in their literature. As Mike, the owner says: your dog box has to be well insulated and have a door that will shut to help keep the heat in the box. When you take care of securing your box then the Hound Heater will do its job. This heater is very well built as it has a metal case and also has a metal cord cover for added protection for your pet. If you are looking for a well made kennel box heater then look no further as The Hound Heater has you covered to keep you pet warm and for you to have a piece of mind know that you are taking care of you old buddy. We here at Amis Kennels use and recommend the Hound Heater as our choice to heat and cool our dog box. I would also like to add it is a bargain of an investment if you are raising puppies as the cost of this unit will more and pay for it in just saving one puppy.
Good luck to you in all your hound endeavors and may God Bless You and Yours.
-- Don AmisIf you live in an area with frigid winters, the temperature may get so cold at times that your dog's body heat is not sufficient to keep her warm in the dog house. and it keeps my dog’s house heated at just the right temperature, despite the -25 temperatures that are a regular part of winter in Winnipeg. This gives me peace of mind to know that my dog is warm, yet not overheated despite the outside cold. I’m glad to have it, and consider it a necessity for any dog owner who has a full time outside dog.What about dogs with short hair? The general "wisdom" is that short-haired breeds such as as Daschunds, Dobermans, Greyhounds, and German Short-Haired Pointers need an external heat source to stay warm. However, many veterinarians disagree. They say that short-haired dogs have the same ability to keep warm as long-haired dogs because even though their hair is shorter, the hair structure is different. For example, the hair on a Doberman is hollow inside and the air pockets in this hollow space provide excellent insulation.