Not every dog likes being outside on Miami Beach real estate, especially under the hot Florida sun. At least dogs are smart enough to find the coolest spots on your property to spend their time. Well, most of them at least. They will make themselves comfortable and claim spots to be their own.
An outdoor dog house or ‘kennel’ is the ideal place for a dog to cool down and relax when all that running around gets too much and not only that but they’re great for house training in the summer. Both owner and dog can relax in the garden and whenever the dog does his business, he is rewarded and learns from the experience. At the end of the day, these dog houses can be an effortless investment.
Although folks see them in all shapes and sizes when driving around South Florida these days, dog houses are typically wooden structures in the shape of small houses with a large entrance. Although there is a vast array of designs available for any canine in pet stores, as well as all over the internet, the stereotypical ‘snoopy’ style dog house remains prevalent.
Even ancient Egyptian nobility kept their dogs in kennels and they are still at a high level of production today. Some dog houses are designed to complement their surroundings. For example, if you live in a log cabin style house then you can buy a log cabin style dog house to match.
A dog house is not limited to becoming a permanent structure in a home for sale in Miami Beach. There has been a dramatic rise in plastic houses that can be collapsed and transported, including a pop-up doggy tent or an igloo style cabin with an external water bowl. The list is endless. In fact, there is almost no limit. Whatever the size, shape or need of your dog, there is guaranteed to be a kennel made of each material to fit the bill.
However, wood is the most desirable material used in the crafting of dog houses due to its natural insulation, durability, and availability. Red cedar wood is often specially treated to give the wood extra protection against extreme elements for them to last longer. It is pretty sharp looking too. Also, cedar wood has low temperature conducting properties meaning that it doesn’t lose or gain heat easily and will keep a dog cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Keep in mind that a kennel that is raised above the ground is further away from insects so that a pet is kept dry and safe whatever the weather. Many houses are fitted with a porch and awning so that the pooch can relax whilst watching whatever is going on outside his kennel.
Dogs adore the outdoors and they could explore for hours, but at the end of the day the little guys need their rest, and what better way to relax than in their own perfectly sized canine palace inside a Miami Beach luxury home.
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