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Even if you aren't using one of our popular doghouses, you can still enjoy our chew-proof dog door on your Igloo doghouse. Called the Igloo Door, this dog door is the best on the market. It's manufactured using American-made materials in the heart of America. Featuring a 6" rain shield, it keeps the rain outside of the doghouse, while other pet doors allow rain to run down the surface to the inside. The weight of the flap helps to minimize flapping during wind; it is also amazingly quiet. And best of all, its durable, heavy-duty design keeps your dog from chewing it and his doghouse to pieces, ensuring he won't ingest anything he shouldn't while keeping a roof over his head.
Put a K-9 Kondo chew-proof dog door on your Igloo doghouse for maximum comfort and protection.
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The Indigo is a top-of-the line igloo shaped doghouse featuring an extended, offset doorway for rain resistance and wind protection. Made with structural foam acting as insulation to keep your dog cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The heavy duty construction will help keep your pet protected from outdoor elements and roof ventilation allows for continual air flow. Petmate Igloo Doghouse Tabs Break Off - YouTube
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The marketing literature for the Dogloo claims that the igloo-shaped design and structural foam construction retains your dog's heat better than any other doghouse design. While I have my doubts about that claim, I will admit that the igloo design does have a certain appeal to it...f circumstances dictate that your dog be outdoors during the day, you'll want to get him the best doghouse you can find. You may be debating whether he'll be better off with a basic wooden doghouse or if you should spring for the plastic, igloo-shaped house. It's a tough decision because both have practical features and are capable of keeping your pooch comfortable and out of the weather.Instructions: Mount the Hound Heater (or Heat 'n Breeze) and heat deflector plate to the bracket. Then mount the bracket to the wall of the igloo doghouse using the bolts and wing nuts provided.Having the floor of your dog's house elevated at least 2 inches off the ground is necessary to give your dog a buffer from the ground temperature. Igloo doghouses are constructed with raised floors but you might need to build up a wooden house if the floor sits on the ground. This not only provides a comfort barrier, it also keeps the floor of a wooden house from rotting.When it comes to durability, the igloo doghouses have an advantage over wooden houses. Igloos are made from structural foam that provides a natural insulating effect. It's also long-lasting and weatherproof, meaning that drafts, rain and snow won't seep in to cause your dog discomfort or damage the house. Doghouses that are made from a natural material like wood can become weather damaged. This can open the door for drafts and moisture to get inside and can lead the structure to deteriorate. Additionally, the synthetic material used to make igloos is resistant to mold, mildew and bacteria, a feature that wood cannot match without being treated.Wooden houses are higher-maintenance abodes for dogs. The synthetic igloos are all-weather and don't need much more than an exterior washing to keep them looking presentable. Wooden houses, though, must be weather-proofed, at least with stain and a water sealer that should be applied annually. In her 2005 book "The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know", Tracie Hotchner recommends painting wooden doghouses with dark-colored paint in the winter to help them absorb heat and then repainting them with light-colored paint in the summer so that they deflect heat.