Frequently Asked Questions
REVOLUTIONARY UNDERGROUND INSULATED DOGHOUSE
The DogeDen Underground Doghouse is an entirely new design with a unique feature set, which has inspired some interesting queries from the internets. Below we’ll explain many of our exclusive underground doghouse features, and provide helpful tips on locating the underground doghouse. We'll assist you with optimizing the orientation and other details to ensure your dog is happy as a clam in his home, because after all, the underground design is revolutionary.
All the Info You'll Need to Buy, Sell and Use the DogeDen 60 Series Doghouse
why is it ThAT THE Dogeden IS the best DANG DOGHOUSE ON THE MARKET?
Smart engineering coupled with good common sense. Dogs weren't meant to live above the ground in a wood or plastic box, they instead prefer a den-like home dug into the ground, away from the sun, wind and rain and extreme cold. No other doghouse on the market takes this into account, only the DogeDen. We thought long and hard on this and designed our doghouse to intelligently take advantage of what dogs instinctually desire; they desire a comfortable den, integrated into the earth. Read below where we discuss the temperatures our doghouse maintains, and other smart features and benefits no other doghouse on the market has.
What size dog fits the DogeDen 60 Series Doghouse?
Designed for dogs 60 pounds for sure or maybe up to 70 pounds depending on your dogs build and flexibility.
How big is the DogeDen?
The DogeDen 60 is 36" high by 36" long and 18" wide. The doorway to the DogeDen is 14" high and 12" wide. As stated above, a small to medium/large dog would fit the DogeDen 60 just about right. If your dog is up to 60 maybe 70 pounds, they should fit in the DogeDen, Depending on their flexibility. However, most dogs curl up in a ball and only need a small space to keep warm, especially in the winter. It's a beautiful design that we know your dogs will appreciate!
how does the DogeDen keep my dog so comfortable in hot/cold weather?
The DogeDen is an engineered manufactured dog-den, and therefore will mirror the temperature of the ground around it. In most cases that means that your DogeDen will stay around med 60's year round. In the Summer, even when it's 95 degrees outside, the temp of the soil 1 inch below the surface is quite cool. so placing a DogeDen over 1.5 feet below the surface, fully utilizes the temperature differential and your dog will enjoy the cool den.
Even in the winter, when the air temp is -zero degrees Fahrenheit, the ground temp is 50+ degrees, which dogs do well in. Add their body heat to an optimized dog den and you have a nice med 60+ degree environment, perfect for a dog with a coat.
What is the dogeDen tie-out anchor, and how does it work?
The DogeDen TIE-OUT ANCHOR is a unique feature and option built into the DogeDen 60L. It is built into the top of the DogeDen Underground Doghouse. Making easy to use any type of lanyard.
Generally, lanyards are defined as a rope, cable or even a chain with a hook hoop snap on the end of it. The DogeDen anchor has been engineered to work with the kind of snaps that are common in the pet industry and are easy to use. If you purchase one of our DogeDen 60K (non tie-out anchor) doghouse and decide later that you would like to use a landyard with our Dogeden, we can sell your a tie-out anchor separately to retrofit your doghouse. However, for warranty compliance, we have to require you use our tie-out anchor kit when retrofitting to ensure you have a solid anchor that won't damage your doghouse. *note* we only sale high grade marine grade quality 316 stainless steel nuts bolts, and washers. They are designed to last for ever just like our Dogeden. The cheaper standard grade hardware store nuts , bolts and washers will only rust out on you in lest than a month and start to stain ever thing that touches it....
How do you install the DogeDen?
Which direction should I face my dogeDen?
The DogeDen has been intelligently designed to keep the rain out, but orienting the DogeDen the right direction is important and will provide additional protection for your dog. In general, you'll want to orient your DogeDen away from the prevailing weather direction, which in many cases will be to the South (here in the northern hemisphere), but could be any direction, depending on your location. One way to tell is to walk around your house and observe which sides of your building get the most rain and wind exposure. Southern Hempishere customers will most likely want to face their DogeDen to the North.
is it super easy to clean the dogeden?
To clean the exterior of the DogeDen, all you need is a damp cloth and some soapy water. The interior of the DogeDen can be cleaned with either a broom and dustpan or a Shop-vac. Assuming that you have used our recommendation and addded a few inches of cedar chips at the bottom, it should be relatively easy to remove them, as well as any dirt and dog hair with a broom and dustpan. You then just need to sweep all the contents at the bottom to the front and then you can scoop it out with a dustpan. The base of the doghouse only sits about 16 inchs below the surface, which is a pretty easy reach. If you have a Shop-vac you can also clean out the bottom very fast with just the hose and either with or without attachments.
How deep is the dogeden?
The total height of the DogeDen is 36" high, and about 1/2 of that is buried when installed, leaving about 18" in the ground, and 18" above. There are five steps leading into (and out of) the Dogeden, set 4" apart. Even a small puppy can manage to jump in and out of the DogeDen 60 with ease. As a comparison, most couches sit about 16"-18" off the ground, and it's just a short leap for small, medium and large dogs, and with the aid of five steps any dog should be able to manage the transition with ease.
how is the dogeden "eco-friendly"?
The DogeDen is nearly indestructible, and this enables us to ship them direct to you with zero packaging, because single use product packaging is incredibly bad for our environment. Even packaging that is recyclable fails the test of eco-friendly as it takes fossil fuels and mechanical energy to return the material to the industrial centers for further use, and a majority of the time, folks don’t recycle packaging anyway. We solve the problem of packaging waste by shipping the unit direct from our factory to you (or a store near you) without any such packaging!
Also, unlike our competitors, the DogeDen 60 series does NOT require utilities, or any man-made energy to work. Our doghouse takes advantage of the earth’s own geothermal properties to keep the DogeDen comfortable year round.
what do i do in the event of heavy snowfall?
Not a thing. Den’s and boroughs are natural safe havens for animals. Dogs, and other kinds of animals are natural diggers and have been living underground since the beginning time. The door to the DogeDen is just like any other dog house door, and with foot traffic the snow will get trampled down and the Dogeden 60 will function as good or better than any doghouse on the market.
How is it the dogeden is such an incredible value?
We’ve chosen the most durable plastic around, HDPE (High Density Poly-Ethylene.) This is the same material they use for bed liners and other strong products like culverts. They do great underground and are backed by our LIFETIME WARRANTY. And think about this: have you ever heard of a truck bed liner wearing out or breaking under normal use before the truck does...? unless it's Ford... lol.. Also, when we considered a list price for the DogeDen we researched the market and looked at any and all climate-controlled dog houses that might compare to the DogeDen. What we found is, for about Ten TIMES the price of a DogeDen you can buy a doghouse that is electrically heated, or cooled, but not both. If you want heating and cooling, you need to add on an additional $200-$500 dollars more. Our solution is ingenious in it’s simplicity, and respects the natural instincts of a dog and how they keep themselves warm and cool (by digging in the ground.)
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Buying the DogeDen (Where, When & How'l)
Where can I purchase a dogeDen?
You can order the DogeDen through our website, on Amazon, and coming later this year purchase your DogeDen at select stores this Fall. Nationwide roll-out is also slated for Winter 2016. Also, we will be creating a "Store Locator" page on our website to help facilitate and share our progress. In the meantime, "like" our Facebook page to stay in the know.
WHEN WILL i BE ABLE TO FIND ONE IN MY LOCAL PET STORE HERE IN THE US?
Our national roll out plan is for us to get the DogeDen into as many locally-owned pet stores as we can by the end of 2017, starting with Pet stores in the Mid-West, and the South West and East. Phase two of the rollout will be the remaining stores in the northern half of the United States and Canada.
We're proudly rolling out production and shipping to over 38 countries around the world.
CAN I REALLY BUY ONE WITH NO MONEY DOWN WITH PAYPAL?
We've teamed up with PayPal for our payments, and we've also added their PayPal credit plan to our "buy now" options. No matter whether you want to order 1 or 250 doghouses, you can secure a Paypal line of Credit to purchase your DogeDen's now, and make payments for six whole months with zero interest accumulated. They just do a simple credit check and you get a decision almost instantly
WHAT KIND OF DISCOUNT CAN I GET IF I ORDER 10 OR MORE?
Yes! We offer quantity and wholesale discount pricing on orders of 10 or more doghouses, and the best part is we can offer six months (same as cash) financing through PayPal! Buy your doghouses today and pay for them anytime in the first six months and pay ZERO financing charges.
Info on Selling The Dogeden (Become an Affiliate, Ambassador or Distributor)
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