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Advantages of pet houses for dogs


There are many advantages of pet houses for dogs, some of which are beneficial for them, and some are advantageous for you.

Overall, pet houses and kennels, whether they are indoor or outdoor, provide a safe place for your dog to sleep.

Having a purpose-built structure – a small or large dog kennel – to nap in helps your pet feel secure and comfortable around your home.

Giving them a specific place to go to sleep at a particular time helps you train your dog into good habits and allows you to take command as the pack leader.

A small dog house or a large dog kennel can also help alleviate allergy problems. It doesn’t help to have your dog sleeping on your bed when you suffer from hayfever.

Read on to learn how a small dog house or large dog kennel can benefit you and your pet.


If your pet is new to your home, they will need a dog kennel, either indoor or outdoor, so that they feel comfortable.

Bigger dogs are more likely to be outdoors dogs, but that is not always the case, and it may depend on how well-trained your animal is and whether they will cause chaos when let inside.

A large dog kennel on a verandah close to a window so that your dog can hear you indoors can be comforting for them.

If you have a puppy, you may want to equip your large or small dog house with a clock that ticks loudly as this is supposed to mimic the sound of their parent’s heart, keeping them feeling calm.

Dogs are very social creatures, so buying a small dog house for indoors is a good idea so that they can be in the thick of the family while still having their designated area.

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Dogs are very social creatures, so buying a small dog house for indoors is a good idea so that they can be in the thick of the family while still having their designated area.

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Make sure you furnish your small dog house or bigger kennel with blankets or a comfortable mat so that your dog is nice and snug.


When your pet is allowed to do whatever it wants, your chances of having a well-trained dog are little to none.

However, kind boundaries are necessary to remind your dog that you are the pack leader and what you say goes.

Part of having rules to keep your family sane when it comes to pets is having boundaries on where they sleep.

If your dog is misbehaving, it helps to have a command like “go to your bed!” on hand so that you can gain control over their behaviour quickly when need be.

When training your dog, you may need to use positive reinforcement, including attention and edible treats, to help your pet learn how to behave.

While some people love having their pets sleeping in or on their beds, it sends the message to the dog that they are equal to you.

That may sound like a good thing, they are a valued member of the family after all, but this idea can make training your dog a lot harder, as they might not respect your authority.


Another reason that having your dog sleep on your bed is a potentially harmful practice is that it can play havoc with your hayfever.

Many people are allergic to their pets, from slightly to extremely.

Allowing your dog to be in close contact with your bedding will only help their dander to aggravate your hayfever symptoms.

Some dogs shed much less than others.

If you’re planning on buying a new pet, it will pay to do some research into hypoallergenic dog breeds, which are less likely to initiate an allergic reaction.

But if you’ve already got a dog you are trying to live alongside without constantly sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose, it helps to have a separate doggie-friendly area indoors.

A small dog house or bigger kennel, either indoors or outdoors, can provide somewhere for your pet to lie down that is apart from the couch or other human areas.


At Pinnacle Hardware, we have a large range of indoor and outdoor dog kennels for all sizes and breeds of dogs.

For indoor use, check out our selection of pet haus models with an attractive modern timber design.

For outdoor use, you can choose from our models such as The Fort, The Shack, or The Villa, sizes – smallmedium, and large.

Browse online today to find out more or see our products in person at your local Bunnings Warehouse.

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