Do I have to have windows in my dog ​​house that I am building?

I have to admit that I am a do-it-yourself fanatic. I like to build just about everything from sheds to dog houses to platform beds. In my latest project to build a dog house, I had to ask myself the question, should I have windows in the dog house I am building? Sheds have windows, real houses have windows, but do dog houses need windows?

I started searching the internet for some reliable dog house plans. I also did some research to find out why most dog houses don’t have windows. This is what occurred to me. First of all, even dogs like to look out the window when they are indoors, most of the time, because they want to go out and chase a bird or a squirrel. Or maybe they just want to get out there and poke around. If they’re in a doghouse, they can just walk out of the house and into the yard without being let out.

Second, if your dog’s house has windows, the chances of them staying clean are slim to none. Your dog’s nose will be all over the window and dirty in no time, which means he no longer has a window to look through.

Now, the most important reasons why dog ​​houses do not have windows. They just don’t do as good a job of keeping heat in as a solid insulated wall. Also, during the summer they let in too much heat and the house will no longer stay as cool as you would like. There are a few things you can do to help with this, particularly the location of the dog house in your yard. You can place it near a fence, near your house, or under a large tree. This will also help.

Of course, you can use your dog’s door as a window for your dog’s house. These clear plastic gates will help keep the elements out and give your dog a place to look out if he so chooses. If you are building your own house for your dog, I recommend that you build an insulated dog house that is easy to clean. It would have the roof or one of the walls open so that you can easily clean your dog’s house from time to time. You may also want to invest in a den bed during the winter months or add a heater to keep your dog warm enough.