Looking at a Dog Bed for Large Dogs, Plus a Dog Play Pen!

Cold dogCredit: wikkicommonsHeated Dog IglooCredit: amazon

Unless your dog is one of the lucky ones who lives inside the house with you, chances are he or she will have a place in the backyard where they sleep of a night. Does it get chilly, or even downright cold in your part of the world? If so, is your dog, your pet, suffering at night by being too cold? This is a risk particularly if there are blowing winds or your dog has a short coat.

Luckily there is a simple solution - a heated dog house. Well in fact what it is, is an ingenious heated electrical pad that fits into most kennels, but especially an igloo type dog house, and gives your dog warmth. As you can see from the picture here, is deliberately does not cover the entire floor area. Why? Well that lets the dog self regulate the heat he or she needs. If it is a particularly cold night, the dog can nestle at the back of its house, lying fully on the warmth of the pad. If it is slightly molder, the dog can partially or fully move off the pad and thereby regulate its own comfort. Clever huh? This model is called the K&H Lectro-Kennel Igloo-Style Heated Pad.

K&H Lectro-Kennel Igloo-Style Heated Pad

Here are some of its features:

  • Half-round shape covers half the floor surface allowing pets to naturally choose when they want warmth
  • Internal thermostat keeps the temperature at a desirable 102 degrees when in use
  • Dimensions - Approximately 17.5" x 30"
  • Uses Approximately 80 Watts
  • The mat comes with a free removable fleece cover


With a comfy removable fleece cover, and only using 80 watts of power, this heated igloo style pad is a winner for both you and pooch!

Some of the risks you run at a dog owner by forcing your pet to endure cold nights are:

  • They become susceptible to colds and infections
  • They may do damage trying to force their way into your house
  • It may affect their mental state, turning a friendly pet into a dispirited, aggressive one
  • They may even wander away to search for a warmer place to call home, and you dont want that!
Dog PlaypenCredit: amazonDog DiggingCredit: wikkicommons


This heated pad has been a top seller, with happy buyers. Here are just a couple of their comments:

"The K&H Igloo-Style Lectro Kennel dog house heater has been a life saver for my dog and family"

"K&H Igloo-Style Lectro Kennel. This product keeps my dogs warm in their outdoor house without the fear of getting too hot and burning them, or causing a fire"

So now we have your pets kennel nice and warm, let's look at somewhere fun for them to play.

Does your dog tear around the back yard, digging up flower beds, or chewing at the washing on the line? Either that or one of the dozens of ways a dog or puppy will find
to cause chaos. No, it's not that they're bad by nature - just energetic, playful and perhaps even bored. So let's look at a dog play pen, or why not a range of them.

The one I have pictured below, is an example of a well built, portable dog play pen. It is:

    Water-resistant indoor/outdoor pet play yard is ready to go when you are
    Removable zip-off top and washable bottom panel
    Folds quickly for quick storage in included carrying case
    Assembles in seconds with no tools required
    Measures 46 x 46 x 28 inches

There are a number of quality dog play pens available for you to consider. All do a good job of giving your beloved dog a place to play - away from the flower beds. the fence and that tempting washing hanging on the line.

Some happy customer out there too, by the looks of these reviews:

"This was definitely the best pet purchase I have made. I have a 10 lb Maltese and I ended up buying the large. He loves it!"

"This pen is light and totally folds up for easy travel. My dog loves it as she has room to stand up and move around, yet gives her security. It is great for either going on vacation or to dog shows"

So now with a bit of precision shopping you can have yourself a warm and happy dog - and a garden for flowers, not claws!


Precision Pet Soft Side Play Yard
Amazon Price: $59.05 Buy Now
(price as of Jul 7, 2016)