DIY Building Your Own Dog House

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If you are looking to do a bit of DIY and to keep costs down, building your own dog house could be the right option for you. There are many benefits to building your own dog house, allowing your home to be fur free and giving your dog a place to relax and be comfortable.

Constructing the Base

The first step you will need to take to create the perfect dog house is by constructing the base. You will need to take time to work out what size base you require. Each dog is different and will differ in size, so you will need to have a house that can accommodate your dog with extra room for them to feel comfortable. You will also need to ensure the house is dry and well insulated, so your dog can feel as comfortable as possible. The weather will vary on where you live, so having a house that can be adapted and adjusted depending on weather conditions and climate is essential.

Putting Up Walls

When you are putting up the walls of the house, it is advised to use wood. Wood will help keep the house well insulated, regardless of how thin the wood is. At the front wall of the house, make sure that you create an opening that is as small as possible, so the house can retain heat. You will need to consider how tall the walls will be as you will want your dog to be able to freely move around without facing any restrictions.

Building the Roof

When building the roof, you will need to work out what sort of shape you want it to be. Many dog kennels and homes usually have a sloping, triangular roof. The reason for this is so rain and snow can slide off the dog house as well as giving your dog more room to be able to stretch out and relax. You will need to make sure that there are no gaps in the roof, so no rain or snow can get inside.

Customizing the House

Once you have made the dog house, the last part of the process is to customize it. There are all sorts of ways you can make your dog house stand out, such as by adding a lick of paint. However, make sure to only use non-toxic paints to ensure no harm comes to your dog. You can also paint the dog house to match your home or be a little more adventurous and give the house a unique and individual look. Painting the dog house can be great fun and will help broaden your artistic skills. If you want to look for ideas from ready-made homes or travel playpens, visiting websites like Bestdogcratesandbeds.Com will give you all the information you need.

If you need any more guidance on how to build your own dog house, try and have a look at video tutorials that will be able to show you a step by step guide to ensure you create the best home possible for your dog.

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2 comments

  1. Κάποτε είχε φτιάξει ο άντρας μου για το σκυλάκι μας ένα πανέμορφο ξύλινο σπιτάκι!
    Όταν το χάσαμε, το χαρίσαμε !Καλο βραδυ Ντέμη μου!Φιλακια!

  2. I think it´s a great idea to build your own dog house if you know how to work with wood. But even if you don´t, there are carpenters that will make you a customized dog house for almost the same amount of money as a plastic one; and you can make it as big as you like (well as you dog likes!). We did the latter and our Toni LOVED his house!

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