From the OSPCA: Ideal Outdoor Dog House

Ideal Outdoor Dog House

If you kennel your dog outdoors, the Ontario SPCA strongly recommends that:

  • Dogs should NOT be chained. Severe physical injury, even death, can easily result. Chained dogs also suffer pshychologically and they are 80% more likely to bite. Fence your yard, don’t chain your dog!
  • A dog that is kenneled outdoors should always spend time indoors with the opportunity for socializing and play;
  • Ideally the roof of your doghouse should be removable to make cleaning the interior of the doghouse easier.

Read more about the ideal doghouse for outdoor use.