IN THE DRY DOGHOUSE
Made of solid fir wood with a slightly slanted asphalt roof and black trim, this outdoor dog cabin is weather proof and water resistant. With an accessible roof opening and off-center door, the unit is raised off the ground on four wood stilts and has a slated floor. The product measures 32.5 by 45.2 by 33 inches and weights 56 pounds. Arriving in seven large pieces, six small pieces, and multiple sizes of screws, assembly is required, and diagram instructions are included.
~ Why ~
In the Pacific Northwest, all dogs need some shelter if they are outside for an extended period. I like how this dog house stands a few inches off the ground, has a wood slated floor, and comes with a double-hinged slanted roof that opens to access the inside. Another perk is that it is made of wood, not particle board. It took me almost a half hour to assemble, and most of the instructions were easy to understand.
~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the dimensions of this dog cabin, but it is for large dogs, and a smaller size is available. Others may be concerned that a tiny dog may not be able to hop into the open door area, but it is only a few inches off the ground. It would be best to assemble it with an electric or cordless Phillip’s head screwdriver; but the wood is soft to hand screw. One of the roof hinges became slightly bent when closing as they lock in position, but I pushed down on the top without unlocking the hinge.
~ Wish ~
In putting it together, I had an issue initially setting the roof’s hinges. I wish the directions showed a close-up diagram of the roof’s hinges and their position on the back vertical side of the unit as I had to go online to see photographs to make sure I was placing them properly.
~ Want ~
If you are looking a durable and sturdy dog house that can withstand the elements throughout the year, this is a must, especially for large dogs.
Rated 4.5 of 5 stars.
Thanks to Best Choice Products for this sample that I am freely evaluating.
I found this product at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M6YM3Y2/
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