In order to manage to build a good dog house,
you need a high quality blueprint. Building a dog house made of wood that is
high quality it will only take a day if you have the right blueprint.
In order to manage to build a
good dog house, you need a high quality blueprint. Building a dog house made of
wood that is high quality it will only take a day if you have the right
The house size
Many owners do the mistake of not measuring the dog before building the house,
believe it or not. Some dogs are even claustrophobic, and they hate small
houses. If the house is too small the dog will not go in it. You donít want
that so take his measurements first.
Three types of size are available. The first one is a standard house for a
medium size breed. Small breeds fit perfectly and the medium dogs also. There
is plenty of space to lay there. Make sure the house you are building is large
enough but small enough to keep warm and prevent a lot of air circulation.
The second type is the large one, a premium size house. This one is recommended
for the large breeds that need a lot of space. This large house needs a
ventilation system and an overhanging roof. The roof will protect the dogís
entrance from winds and also from rain. The most complex house design is the
duplex house. This one is big and it has room for 2 or 3 dogs. It has
separating walls that can be removed to allow the dogs to snuggle and keep
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After you decided on the house size, there are a few extra things you need to
1) Elevate the floor with a few inches. 3 inches is enough. If there is air or
water, this will help it run underneath the house. It also keeps cold in the
summer and warm in the winter.
2) Make the floor in a slope towards the entrance. The floor will make the
water poor down.
3) Attach a few hinges on the roof. If you do that, it will be much easier for
you to clean it.
4) You may want to have a flat roof. There are dogs that like to sit on the
house and get some sun. Donít make the roof of metal. It will get very hot.
5) Donít make a "pointy" roof on the house. Sometimes the wasps or
the hornets like to make a nest in there.