Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Portable Air Conditioning - is the Smart Way to Prevent your dog from Heat Related Illnesses

Summertime is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your pet as long as precautions are taken to prevent overheating. Every year, the media reports sad instances of a family pet being left in a vehicle or small space in the extreme heat and not surviving. While pet owners can choose to seek the comforts of cooler environments when the mercury sizzles, pets rely on their owners to provide a safe and healthy environment. A dog house air conditioner may be the solution.
As preparation for the "dog days of summer" is just around the corner, it is good to look at activities and products that will help avoid a dangerous or fatal condition that is highly preventable in pets. For outdoor pets in extreme climates, a portable dog house air conditioner is not a luxury item - it is a necessity.
Many pet owners fail to recognize that heat stroke is very serious. Dogs and other pets can be in danger of experiencing a heat stroke if they are not used to hot weather, confined in a hot space, or if they have worked or played too much without cooling down periods. This condition is commonly seen in dogs, especially in dogs that live in hot and humid climates. A heat stroke in dogs can develop into a potentially deadly situation in as little as 20 minutes or over many hours.
Recognizing the symptoms is critical which include extreme panting, salivating, staggering, vomiting and diarrhea. As it becomes fatal, your pet will become comatose and their temperature will range from 104-110°F. "The main reason hot weather is an issue for pets is because they are not able to cool off as efficiently," says Tom Carpenter, DVM and former American Animal Hospital Association President and President of Newport Harbor Animal Hospital in Costa Mesa, Calif. "They don't sweat and have to pant to release the heat."
Pet owners may want to consider purchasing a dog house air conditioner to help prevent heat stroke in pets this summer season. A portable air conditioning and heating unit is ideal for "creature comfort" in any climate and is environmentally friendly with no carbon monoxide or fluorocarbon emissions. These units can be set to maintain temperatures of 62-88 degrees and are easily installed so that you have the coolest pet in the neighborhood.

How to Shop for Dog House Air Conditioners/Climate Control Units

Most people who live in the colder areas of the country are aware of small heaters that help to keep a dog house warm in the winter, but you should also be aware of the new dog house climate control units as well. These new units give your pet the same, reliable heat in the winter, but they also have the ability to cool your pet when summer rolls around. They are safe and eco-friendly, and help to protect your pet's health.
Why Do You Need One?
There was a time when almost all dogs spent virtually year-round outdoors. Because of that, they toughened up and became accustomed to extreme temperatures. However, many people are now putting their dogs out for only part of the day or part of the year, and these dogs may not be able to cope with the extreme changes in temperature.

Dog house climate control units are ideal for all breeds and dog houses of all sizes, whether your dog lives outdoors or only spends time outdoors now and then. In the winter, it helps to keep them warm, and in the summer, when they are trying to get out of the heat and humidity, it keeps the interior of their house cool and dry.

What Should You Look For?

It is important that when you are shopping for dog house climate control units, you find one that is both a heater and an air conditioner that also dehumidifies. It should be specifically designed for a dog house and also be environmentally friendly. Dog house climate control units are designed for small spaces. Commercial AC units normally used for homes are not readily adaptable for small space applications like dog houses.

What about The Economics?
With the cost of energy these days, who wants an added expense for cooling or heating their backyard dog house? Thankfully, there are now modern dog house climate control units that are fully programmable, portable, and lightweight, and they use very little energy. And since these units are thermostatically controlled they will come on and consume energy only when needed.

Do Dogs Really Need This?
You might believe that any dog that can live outside should be able to survive in any weather conditions, but that just isn't true. It's also not appropriate. We would not expect this of ourselves - imagine your life without heating or air conditioning.  As you learn more about dog house climate control units, it becomes clear that they are not only a luxury for your pet, but they can be a real lifesaver. Dogs can suffer from all of the very same injuries from extreme heat or cold that humans do, and if they are left out in hostile environments for extended periods, the results can be fatal.

If you reside in an area that has extreme climate conditions, hot or cold, a climate control unit for your dog house will provide comfort for your pet year round and peace of mind knowing your beloved pet is safe!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Unique Dog Houses - Steps to Finding the Right One


ClimateRight Dog House A/C - CR-2500-ACH

Unique Dog Houses - Steps to Finding the Right One

Unique dog houses - who needs them? Well your dog, for one, because your dog is unique and the choice of dog house will be easier if steps are taken to review a few basic things relating to his needs.

When you think about it, a dog's house is more or less the equivalent of a dog crate, which is more or less the equivalent of a dog's den. If you have trained your dog in a crate from the time he was a puppy then transitioning your dog to use an outside dog house will be a lot easier. He'll already be "den" oriented.

But because his new digs will be "outside", you'll want to spend a bit of time taking steps to review these things:- his size, age and appearance, climate, how much time will be spent outside, and his outdoor habits. So let's begin with

Step l - Size

While a dog house should be big enough so that your dog can stand up, turn around inside and lay down in his favorite position, don't get it too big if it is expected to provide warmth on colder days. This is especially important if you live somewhere that gets a lot of cold weather. For those dogs living in moderate climates the sizing isn't as much of a factor. One rule of thumb for sizing, is to draw a rectangle around your dog while he is lying down in his usual position - then make the rectangle 3-inches larger. than this. For height, make it 5-7 inches more taller than your dog's top of shoulder height.

Step 2 - Age And Appearance

If you are choosing a dog house for an older dog that you are adopting or a new house for a senior dog you already have, then age does have a bearing. You'll want to take a closer look at the comfort and warmth the house can provide. In this case insulated houses are better shelters and can be fitted out with substantial dog pads for comfort. When it comes to appearance, how much fur does your dog have? On cold winter days, a large and heavily coated breed will not need the same kind of shelter as a small or sparsely coated dog.

Step 3 - The Climate

For those living in climates that are not extreme in either summer or winter, your dog will probably do well in a house appropriate for all seasons. Even when it's the rainy season, many dog houses have easy to attach doors that can be removed when not needed. But, for the more extreme climates, insulated houses work the best for retaining warmth in the winter and providing a cooler interior during hot summer days. Additionally, if your dog needs more climate control, most doghouses can be connected to up with a combination heater/air conditioning unit. In areas that receive significant snowfall, the roof slope is another factor for consideration.

Step 4 - Time Spent Outside

How much time your dog spends outside will have a big influence on the type of dog house needed and where it is situated in your yard. If a dog is in his house a good deal, then it is nice to select one with a roof extending over the entrance so that he can be sheltered from sun and rain while looking out. Maybe even a little deck would be enjoyed. Raised houses are also a good choice for keeping mildew at bay, as well as preventing water or dampness from seeping into the floor. They are also not so inviting to bugs looking for a home, plus can be moved around without leaving an imprint.

Step 5 - Outdoor Activities

This step refers to how messy your dog is while outside. Is he one that frequently likes to re-landscape your yard, or dig for buried treasure in the mud and then drag his messy self back into his house for a nap? In other words, is he a dirty dog? If this is your kind of dog, then ease of clean-up may be one of your top priorities to consider! And you'll be happy to know that there are dog houses with removable roofs to make clean-up so much easier.

Your last step is actually an invitation to visit us at to see attractive dog house designs, including some unique dog houses that combine form with the functions we've been discussing here. We have lots of options to adapt our houses to your pets needs!.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Portable Air Conditioner for Dog Houses

For Your Beloved Pet

Dogs are domestic creatures, though their lineage can be traced back to wolves.  Unlike their ancestors, dogs are much more vulnerable to climate changes than the average pet owner realizes. If, say, your Dalmatian is introduced to a warm climate after being in a cold one, his/her discomfort will be clearly displayed through heat boils, hair loss and increased stress. If your situation dictates that your pet must be kept outdoors, it’s imperative that you provide a comfort space where your pet can get relief from the elements.

ClimateRight brings you a product as ideal as it is efficient.   A dog house occupies only a small space in your yard, enough for a pet who probably loves the outdoors, nurturing his/her canine instincts.  Coupled with the ClimateRight CR-2550 you have the perfect solution, cooling or heating the interior of your dog house at a steady 2500 BTU while at the same time controlling humidity to keep your pet comfortable.   

A dog house is more than a mere structure …  it’s your loyal companion’s home when he/she is living outdoors.  Adding climate control to your pet’s home is a must, especially if you live in extremely hot or cold climates.   If you’re in a hot climate, like coastal Florida or South West California, it cools the inside of the dog house to the temperature you know is right for your pet. In cold regions, like Oregon or Idaho, a dog could really do with some heat.  In this case, the CR portable air conditioner heats and dehumidifies the air inside the dog house, making it a refuge worthy of your beloved pet.

Dogs are curious creatures.  Surely they will sniff out the product placed outside their home, and in the territory they protect.   Rest assured these units meet the strictest standards, put out no harmful emissions and will not harm your pet.  Marking territory is a common thing among male dogs. If he sees the unit as something to ‘mark’, it’s alright for him to do so and remain safe. This product can be cleaned with water afterward, requiring no special treatments.

Installation of a portable air conditioner for doghouses could not be easier.  Drill a couple of holes in your dog house and attach the air intake and outtake hoses for air circulation.  Plug it in, set the thermostat, and that’s it!  Your dog will find solace in his outdoor home, free from discomfort and happy as a dog can be. The next time he goes out for the night, be it hot or cold, he’ll do so gladly, tail a wagging!