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The "How to heat a doghouse properly" thread

March 8th, 2009, 04:07 AM
Hey there,
The hubbie and I are just in the process of drawing up designs for a new doghouse for our pooch, Ringo :D
We decided originally to heat the doghouse with a 60 watt bulb, but even that seemed a little risky. We have been exploring heating options ever since and have decided upon adding a metal housing to hold a small ceramic heater on a timer with a thermostat that will turn on and off to heat the doghouse accordingly. We wanted to house it next to the doghouse and pipe in hot air to reduce the risk of fires, accidents, ect. Any thoughts?

March 8th, 2009, 11:04 AM
We converted our shed to indoor/outdoor runs, with the outdoor runs enclosed in the screened in porch, added heating with a gravity fed LP heater off the tank, and cooling by running an electric line sufficient to handle a window airconditioner for those hot summer months. There's even shelving in there for dog supplies.

But the dogs never use it. They live indoors and help us to heat the big house. We wouldn't have it any other way.

Why not let Ringo share your bed? :D Dog heat is great on those cold winter nights! :thumbs up

March 13th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Wow that's an excellent way to provide heat for your dogs without risking accidents. Although they didn't need it, lucky dogs, :D