If you have a dog, you are probably very attached to it and consider it like one of your family members.
And if you have a dog, there’s no question that you want to keep him or her safe and sound in their home, even when the temperature drops.
But what if your dog doesn’t live in your house?
What if they live in the garage?
You might think this is a crazy idea but actually many people choose to keep their dogs in their garages.
If you are thinking about doing this, here are some things that will help you keep your dog warm during the cold winter months:
How can I keep my dog warm in the garage during winter?
Put him on an elevated platform with plenty of blankets underneath.
That way his body heat will stay trapped under him rather than escaping into the air around him.
Don’t leave any space between his kennel or crate and any walls surrounding it.
Cover all vents leading into the garage with plastic sheeting.
If possible, use radiant heating panels instead of electric heaters (you’ll save money).
Is a garage warm enough for a dog?
The garage is not necessarily a good place for a dog.
In fact, it may not even be a good place to keep a dog at all.
While you can buy kennels and crates to keep your dogs safe and comfy in the garage, there are some things that you should take into consideration:
- Garage temperatures are usually cooler than other parts of your home
- Garages tend not to be insulated or heated
- Garages often don’t have proper ventilation (especially if they are attached to houses with forced-air heating systems)
- If you live in an uninsulated house then the walls and ceiling of your garage could be cold too! They could retain heat from outside during winter months but also feel chilly when it’s hot outside as well – leaving no room for pleasant temperature balance between inside/outside environments
How to prepare your dog for winter?
Provide a warm bed
The number one thing you can do for your dog is to provide a warm, comfortable place to sleep.
This can be done by putting down an old blanket or even just an old sweatshirt.
Provide a sweater or coat
Dogs have thick fur coats so they don’t usually need additional protection from the cold.
But if your dog has thin fur or if you live in an area with severe winters, it’s important to consider getting him a sweater or coat that will protect him from frostbite and hypothermia.
Provide blankets and cushions
A good trick is to cover the bed with several layers of blankets so that it’s as soft as possible; this way he won’t get sore after sleeping on hard floors all night!
You can also put pillows inside his crate so that he’ll have something soft for his head (and paws).
Provide dog houses/cages/crates
Make sure there are no drafts coming into any room where your pet spends most of their time—this includes kennels (if applicable), crates, and cages—and try not to keep those rooms too cold either; we mean room temperature!
We hope this article has helped you get your dog ready for winter.
If you think we missed anything or have any other helpful tips for keeping dogs warm, please let us know in the comments bel