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Pet Houses

Give your furry friend the house they deserve with Atlas Shed’s range of wooden dog houses. Our manufacturers work tirelessly to ensure comfort and protection for your pet, with kennels made from solid 12mm-thick treated tongue and groove timber. 

Pet House FAQs

A pet house is a small outdoor shelter designed to provide a comfortable and secure living space for pets like dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals. 

It is typically made from high-quality materials, like timber, and may feature insulation and weather-resistant coatings to protect pets from harsh weather conditions.

There are several advantages to gifting your furry friend a pet house.

A pet house provides a safe and snug shelter for your pet, protecting them from harsh weather conditions such as rain, wind, and extreme temperatures. Having a designated space for your pet to eat, sleep, and play can help keep your home cleaner and reduce mess and damage.

A pet house can promote better health by reducing exposure to outdoor elements and potential allergens while providing a roomy sleeping space.

Many use the terms ‘kennel’ and ‘dog house’ synonymously. While they both refer to outdoor dog shelters, there are some vital differences between them. 

Kennels are typically larger than dog houses because they can accommodate multiple dogs. Doghouses are usually for one or two dogs at most. 

Kennels typically serve commercial purposes, such as by breeders or pet boarding facilities: owners use dog houses as an outdoor retreat for their pets. 

Kennels are often made from metal fencing or chain link, while dog houses are usually wood, like timber. Kennels are typically open-air enclosures with no roof, while dog houses usually have a roof to protect the dog from the elements.

Whether your pet enjoys sleeping in a doghouse depends on their personality. However, most dogs enjoy having a doghouse as it provides them with a cosy space that is exclusively theirs.

It can give them a sense of security and independence, as they have a designated retreat when they want some alone time or need to rest.

It’s important to note that not all dogs will immediately take to their doghouse. Some may need time to adjust to the new space and require encouragement or training to feel happy using it. 

Additionally, it's essential to ensure that the doghouse is the right size for your dog and has adequate ventilation and insulation to keep them relaxed.

Yes, animals need personal space just like humans do. 

In the wild, animals create personal space by establishing territories and boundaries they defend against other animals. In a domestic setting, pet owners should provide their animals with designated areas, such as a bed or crate, where they can feel secure and restful.

Providing animals with personal space can help reduce stress and anxiety and promote overall well-being. It can also improve their behaviour and make them more confident and relaxed in their environment.

As a general rule of thumb, if the temperature drops below freezing (0°C or 32°F), it’s too cold for dogs to be outside for extended periods. Keeping your pet house well-insulated with thick bedding will keep them warm in the winter; however, you should bring them inside overnight. 

It’s essential to note that dogs with short coats or those that are elderly or have health conditions may be more susceptible to cold temperatures and may require additional measures to keep them warm, such as a heated dog bed or a coat. 

Consult with your veterinarian for advice on how to keep your dog safe and comfortable during cold weather.

Maintaining your pet's house is crucial to ensuring longevity and supplying your dog with a clean, homely environment. 

Depending on the type of pet house, you should clean it regularly. If it's an outdoor doghouse, you may need to clean it weekly or bi-weekly, while an indoor cat house may only require cleaning once a month. 

Use a pet-safe cleaning solution and a scrub brush or hose to remove debris or dirt. Pests like fleas and ticks can infest pet houses, so check regularly for signs of infestation. If you notice these, treat the pet house and your pet promptly.