Cedar is not toxic to dogs, it's actually a quite common bedding used for many dogs. it's not great for small animals like hamsters, etc. Cedar is great for repelling bugs (fleas, etc). It's also a nice durable wood.
Is this going to be an outdoor puppy? If not, there is no point in getting a dog house. He won't be spending any time in it. If it's going to be an outdoor puppy, make sure it's been outside already with mom and littermates in the climate you live in. You do not want to bring home a young puppy and just except it to acclimate in the coldest month of the year outside. What state do you live in?
He will be in and out He wont be staying out in any cold or rainy weather but during summer and fall he will probably stay out some when he wants to I have a big yard and if he wants to go out and stay he can so I want to get him a nice house to have that will stay on the side porch
They cost twice as much as a resin dog house. They are not thick enough to provide decent insulation. Buy a resin house and build a small skid for it, so the dog is not laying on concrete.
I bought 9 of these dog houses. The one in the picture there is one of the few that is still standing. They are in pieces for the most part. A year ago I spent money having my contractor replace the roofs and floors of most of them, and so they are currently eating the walls.
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC
Does your department not provide you with appropriate items? Ours here has standard issue equipt for the officers dogs, and they are kenneled in a secure kennel on the officers property - they are not left loose in a backyard. That is not a good idea.
I also saw this puppy is coming home at about 6 wks of age? That is rather young - it's really best for them to come home at 8 wks. It is incredibly unusual for a police department to purchase a puppy (especially a six week old puppy...) in the first place, and they would normally be undergoing training from the get go - not be a pet for awhile then start training. Odd situation??