Seldom is found a more loyal friend than the family dog.
July is National Dog House Repairs Month, a great time to make sure Spot has a comfortable hang-out that will make him feel safe and loved when outdoors. Dogs are pack animals, so their favorite place is wherever you are, but if your pooch spends a substantial amount of time in the yard, you want to make sure the dog house offers both shade in the summer and adequate protection from cold in the winter.
When checking for necessary repairs, spray the dog house with a garden hose to ensure the roof doesn’t leak. Examine the interior for broken and loose boards and for nails sticking out that could cause injury to your pet. Some cities and towns have code standards for dog houses, so check with your municipality to ensure the structure is in compliance.
Once Fido’s house is up to snuff, we have some other suggestions to make the dog days of summer more enjoyable for both of you. If your pet doesn’t have a permanent structure for a house, The Dog Gazebo is an easy-to-set-up pen that will keep your canine contained while offering protection from the sun and rain. You can even create larger dog houses by connecting multiple gazebos.
Dogs love to play in the water on a hot summer day. Unlike thin-skinned kiddie pools, The Canine Splash Pool is made from heavy-gauge PVC material that can withstand a dog’s rough paws and sharp claws.
Proper hydration in the heat of summer is equally important for dogs as for their owners. The Dog Activated Outdoor Fountain attaches to a garden spigot and automatically dispenses a gentle stream of cool, fresh water when your dog is within 3 feet.
After a long hike or a day of play, your best friend may want a cooling shower as badly as you do. The Canine Shower Stall features 16 water-jet nozzles and a showerhead to wash and rinse Rover with vigorous streams of water in an enclosed space.
Whether you favorite pets have fur, feathers, or fins, we have even more ideas to keep these cherished members of the family happy and healthy.