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Insulated dogs house with heater


keeping your small pets warm

    A pet house must be soundly construction if you wish to insulate it successfully. Insulating a dogs home
    that has been poorly built will be a waste of effort & money. Small animals require a sturdy pets house

    A dog house that is suitable for insulation and heating should have no windows.
    If windows are placed in the pets home some form of screening should be fitted.


Insulating & warming pet homes

insulated dogs house with heater Windows that have double glazing or a clear perspex panel do not need screenings. The double glazing of
the doghouse window provides heat insulation. Perspex panels are a form of clear plastic that insulates the
interior of the dog house against heat transfer. Pet heaters are generally operated for long periods of time
and a properly designed doghouse heater will reduce the cost of warming a small pets home by over 30%.

   Touch safe pet heaters available on this web site have been designed
to operate safely around small animals & economically for long times.

The entrance to the dog house should be slightly larger than the dogs body width and height. A door with
an opening that is to big will expose the interior of the doghouse to drafts. This will defeat the purpose of
installing insulation in the dog house as it will allow heat to escape from the opening and increase cost.

Insulated pets home: A well built pet house can have two roofs to provide extra insulation
The space between the two dogs house roofs will insulate the dog house in winter from rain and snow. Roof additions are
positioned low enough to prevent weather from hitting the main roof. Painting the wooden portions of a pets home with an
undercoat and exterior grade top coat will prevent moisture from penetrating the dogshouse. The choice of a paint color can
also help in the insulation of a dogs house. A light colored paint should be used if you are insulating against the heat escaping.

Do not use a lead base paint  for the dog house. Paint will flake
and peal over time and lead based paints can be very hazardous for small pets.

SOLAR heated pet house with insulation plans

solar heating for pets solar heated cat home    Position the pet house back into any prevailing wind to create natural
  insulation barrier. In this position most of the wind is prevented from
  entering your pet house and creating drafts that chill your small pets

  Place a piece of Hessian or similar material over the doghouse entrance.
  The Hessian will act as a barrier and help to insulate the dog house and
  retain the warmth within the pets shelter. The hessian can be detachable.

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Training may be required for your pet if material is used for a dog house door.
Your pet may not enjoy the sensation of the hession brushing against its body.

Raising the dogs house floor above ground will stop moisture from entering the
doghouse walls and prevent rot-mildew from attacking floors or sides. Skirting
boards add extra dog house insulation and warmth to your new pets home.
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   Position your pets home exposed to the winter sun.
The dog house panels will retain the warmth when the sun has disappeared. The heat will transmit through the shell of the home and help to warm the interior. Place the dog house in some shade in the summer to provide natural insulation.

How to insulate and heat a pets house

  •   Cork board or similar soft fiber boards can be used for the interior of a dogs home. Cork board is soft and easy to work with.
    A covering liner of light ply will be required to shield the cork board if your pet has a tendency to chew any doghouse fixtures.

  • Fiberglass batts can be fitted to the interior of the dogs home with a second liner. Fiberglass batts can be an irritant for your pet.
    Encasing the doghouse with a second liner will also increase the insulation benefits for the dogs house & reduce heating bills.

  • Foiled tar paper can be fitted to the interior or exterior of the dog house. The tar paper can be fixed directly onto the pets home.
   Tar paper can be used in conjunction with fiber glass or cork batts to insulate pet homes.
Foam boards can be used as batts to insulate the kennel. An alternative to using solid foam panels as an insulation for the dogs kennel is to fit
a second liner to the pets home and use expanded foam filler injected into the cavities. Expanding foam is suitable for insulating a dogs home.


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Keeping your insulated dog house warm with a small heater

Dog house warmers and our displayed small heaters are ideal for creating
"a pet friendly environment" in the insulated doghouse.

Heating an insulated dog house is safe and inexpensive with the small pet heater.
Keeping your pet warm is so easy with a touch safe heater.
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© Copyright insulating a dog house & warming a doghouse with insulation

To build and insulate a dogs home and small pets enclosure the materials you use will be the deciding factor on the useful life of the dog house.
The use of any material that has been coated or treated with any chemicals that may be toxic to your pet should be avoided. Pets cannot be
constantly supervised and it is not unusual for them to chew on their enclosures and resting areas.

Heaters that are used to warm the dogs house and all other appliances that have an electrical supply to the pets home must have all electrical leads
positioned in a safe and dry area. When constructing or insulating a heated doghouse, heated kennel, small pets enclosure or heated dogs home
organize the positioning of the pets home and all electrical leads and connections before commencing construction the heated dogshouse.

The dog house heater and pet heater shown on this web site are weather proof but all connecting leads must be placed in a safe and dry area.

Any doghouse and pets home you build or insulate should not have the enclosures floor resting on the
ground. Resting the dog house on the ground may create mildew and make the dogshouse cold and
damp. Rodent control will also be difficult.

Face the opening away from any prevailing winds.

When using power tools be sure that the proper safety equipment and safety procedures are used at all times.

Read and understand all instruction books that are supplied with any tools and always maintain a clean and safe working area.

Never work around children or unrestrained pets or let them in the work area unsupervised.

The free dog house insulation plans and free heating plans supplied are for personal use only and have all been built and tested for strength and
operation and to my knowledge they are correct and accurate. The plans are supplied without warranties and guarantee and you acknowledge that
you use them and operate all tools and equipment at your sole risk.

The choice of insulation for the dog house plan or any other building plans for small pets found on this web site and the suitability for the chosen
project is entirely your responsibility.

You agree to indemnify petheaters from any claims, damages, personal injuries and expenses in regards to any building projects and plans found
on this web site. All the free building plans are for personal use only.

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