When used properly, dog houses can be a great safety retreat for our dogs. It can be a place where they can hang out, away from the heat and noise of the back yard. It is also “their place”, just like their crate or doggie bed. It can give them a feeling of belonging and being a part of the rest of the family, when combined with family activities and play time.
Giving your dog a dog house of his own is more than just going to the dog store, buying something that will fit in the back of your SUV, and dropping it in the back yard.