Dog Box With His Own Hands
Size of dog box
- For small breeds such as dachshund, 700 mm long, 550 mm wide and 600 mm high;
- For medium-sized dogs, similar to the German Shepherd, 1200 mm long, 750 mm wide and 800 mm high;
- For large animals, whose height at the withers is approximately like that of Caucasians, 1400 mm long, 1000 mm wide and 950 mm high.
The size of the dog box can be adjusted depending on the actual dimensions of the dog. So, his chest should freely pass into the manhole structure. Therefore, it is necessary to add 5 to 8 cm to its width. At the same time, the best manhole height is equal to a value that is less than 5 cm in height of the dog at the withers. At the same time, the maximum vertical size of the booth and its depth should be 5-8 cm greater than the height of the animal at the withers.
the size of the dog box. A photo
The size of the booth can vary, but only in a big way. Especially such a rule is important to observe when the design is created for a puppy. When building a dog house with your own hands, you should always remember the following points:
- Nothing should interfere with a dog in his home so that he can freely lie down or become.
- Inlet must be comfortable. To do this, it can even be slightly increased in size.
- A dog house is needed to warm, to the dog in the winter was warm.
- Roof and wall construction must be securely protect animal from different precipitation and wind.
- The booth must be built from environmentally friendly material. It is best if it is made of wood, as wood is harmless to the health of the dog.
- The construction must be placed on the territory of the infield on the windless side. In this case, the dog must have a maximum overview.
- A good option for a booth is a structure with a small roof attic, where you can store different things, including toys and dog dishes.
- Laz recommended to perform on the short wall. Thanks to this arrangement, it will be more convenient for the dog to climb into their home.
- Before creating a dog house you must carefully make payment size booths. It is best to double-check dimensions. This will allow you to build an ideal design for the animal.
dog house DIY – drawing
dog box with their own hands. Video instruction
Booth with a gable roof. Master Class
Roofs with two slopes are recommended to be built on booths that are small in size, because such structures increase the weight of structures that are inconvenient to lift during cleaning.
Drawing dog booth
Step 1. Creating a frame
The bottom frame is made of four bars, each side of which is 50 mm. In its corners are fixed rack in a vertical position. Their size should correspond to the height of the booth. In the upper part they are tied with the help of the same bars. The strength of the frame of the dog house is increased by fixing additional bridges on the bottom and on both sides of the manhole.
how to make a dog house Step by step photos
Step 2. Fastening the roof
Two structures are made, for each of which two bars of 50×50 mm are used. They are connected to each other so that between them the angle of 40 degrees is obtained. Billets are mounted vertically on a frame flush with smaller walls and fixed temporarily with nails. Two installed workpieces in the upper points are interconnected horizontally by a bar with the same section. In this case, it is necessary to provide that it protrudes 200 mm in front of the kennel. Further, two bars of the same length are fixed at the lower points of the rafters.
Step 3. Covering the kennel
The wooden dog box is sheathed on the outside with clapboard. During the work it is necessary to ensure that there are no gaps between the boards. Roofing material is laid on the bottom and, if necessary, supports are made of bars.
Step 4. Warming
At first, the frame of the dog box is lined with glassine on the inside. It is fixed in the corners with a stapler. Then fixed foam or mineral wool. Then the insulation is covered with glass paper, on top of which plywood is fixed. She also gets laid on the floor.
Step 5. Roof trimming
Temporarily fixed roof frame is removed, and its interior is sheathed with plywood. Then the design turns over to its natural position. Further, the glassine is fixed on the plywood, on which the insulation is laid. Then the insulating material is covered again with glass asphalt. In the end the professional flooring is fixed. For its fixing screws are used.
Booth for a shepherd dog with his own hands. Step by step photos
If you make a booth with your hands with an opening roof, which will have a bias only in one direction, then this design will facilitate the process of cleaning and disinfecting the dog house. It will also allow the dog to sit on top of its home, as many dogs adore lying in such places.
It is important when creating a kennel to perform insulation. This will protect the dog from the cold. Also, this contributes to the location of the manhole in the wall of a larger size, but at the same time it must be shifted to one side. If such a rule is fulfilled during the construction of the dog house, then the animal will have a wonderful warm place. At the same time it will be protected from the wind.
Step 1. Creating a frame for the bottom
In accordance with the drawing, dog booths are taken bars, each side of which is 40 mm. They are cut to the size of the bottom. Then they form a rectangle on a flat surface. Its corners are fixed with screws. If the dog is large, the frame must be strengthened. To do this, it fixes additional jumpers. Then she, on the one hand, sheathed boards.
booth for a shepherd dog with his own hands. Photos step by step
Step 2. Bottom insulation
The frame, sheathed on one side with planks, turns the bars upwards. Its interior is covered with glass wool, which is fixed with staples from the stapler. Then laying foam is carried out between the bars. This material is cut in accordance with the dimensions of the frame, and its thickness must be equal to the height of the bars. Then the insulation is covered with a layer of glassine and creates a clean floor.
Step 3. Making the frame
According to the drawing, a dog box with a bar with a size of 100 mm on each side is cut into 4 parts. Two of them must have a length equal to the height of the structure, and the other 2 parts of the framework must be 70–100 mm longer. All cut bars are mounted in the bottom corners strictly vertically. Racks with a greater length are fixed in front with nails or screws, and others in the rear of the kennel. Due to this arrangement, the roof will have a slope. Also, when creating the frame, additional bars are used, which are fixed in the center of the walls in a vertical position. Two bars are also installed on the sides of the manhole, but they are small in size. In order for the frame to have increased strength, it is necessary to use metal plates with the help of which internal joints are strengthened.
Step 4. Installing the cladding on the walls
For lining of the structure used lining. Then they warm the frame of the dog box from the inside. First, glassine is fixed with staple clips. Then the foam or mineral wool is laid between the bars. Further, the warming material is covered with glass arch, which is covered with plywood. You can also use chipboard or any other similar material for this. For fixing the skin it is necessary to use small nails with a zinc coating. At the same time their caps should always be sunk into a tree so that the dog could not get hurt.
Shepherd Dog Photo workshop
Step 5. Roof making
A shed type roof is made using bars where the size of each side is 40 mm, and sheet OSB. First, a frame is created. Its dimensions correspond to the internal length and width of the booth. Then, a part of the same size is cut from the OSB sheet, which is attached to the fabricated structure. Then in the frame fit insulation. It is necessary to cover the film. To fix it, use the same stapler. At the next stage, another piece of plywood is cut, the dimensions of which should be from three sides 100 mm larger than the dog house frame, and from one side (front end) 150-200 mm. This will protect the walls of the structure and manholes from different precipitation.
If you do not have a sheet of OSB or plywood, you can use boards, which should be about 25 mm thick. The created structure, upholstered with soft tile or roofing material, is fixed on the doghouse with the help of loops.
Step 6. Finishing the booth
Ready dog box from the outside is processed antiseptic. Also suitable for this impregnation. The applied funds must be completely dry. Then the ruberoid is fixed at the bottom of the structure. In this case, the insulating material should be 50 mm on the walls of the kennel. Further, two bars are fixed on the ruberoid, the size of which is 100×50 mm. They must also be treated with antiseptic or impregnation. Then the house is turned over and its manhole is decorated with wooden platbands.
Step 7. Installing a sheepdog box
After the manufacture of the booth is completed, a place for the construction is selected. It must be necessarily closed to the wind, flat, dry and close to the house. Best of all, if the place is well lit, and located close to any canopy or tree. The last feature of the installation of the booth will allow the dog, if necessary, to hide from the sun’s rays.
Ready booth for shepherd own hands. A photo
Booth with a dock with their own hands
To the dog box was more comfortable, you can build it with a vestibule. Such a dwelling for a dog will consist of two sections:
- distant part, which is a bed;
- the near part, allowing to increase protection against cold and draft.
The departments are divided among themselves with the help of a warmed partition, in which the manhole is located.
It is not so difficult to make a dog box, but during its construction it is not recommended to make a large berth, since almost all dogs curl up during sleep. At the same time, it is necessary to provide for the possibility for the animal to freely stretch out in the vestibule when it will rest in this place. Therefore, the size of this part of the house should correspond to the height of the dog.
Booth for dogs with a vestibule. Dimensions and drawing
The construction of the structure with a tambour is exactly the same as other booths. A distinctive feature of this house is partition between the two compartments of the dog’s home. It is created from bars with a section of 40×40 mm, plywood, insulation material and screws. First, a frame is made, the dimensions of which correspond to the width and height of the room of the booth. Then to it, on the one hand, plywood is nailed. Then the insulation is laid in it, on top of which another sheet of plywood is fixed.
In order for the partition to be easy to remove the need to take two slats from the tree and select the longitudinal grooves in them using a milling cutter. Their width should be equal to the thickness of the partition. After that, the slats are fixed on the walls of the booth. After this, it remains to insert the partition into the grooves created.
A kennel from a bar (for Alabai) with your own hands
After the calculation of the size of the booth, the following drawing appeared, showing the approximate dimensions of the dwelling for a large dog, for example, alabaya. In addition to the manhole, the design can provide window for review. It must be placed in the side wall.
Booth for Alabai – drawing with dimensions
Before construction of a kennel from a timber is best to complete the construction platform from logs. They need to be ostudat and chiseled into a single structure, which then will need to be painted. After this, the construction of the kennel itself begins. The construction process will be carried out quickly if the bars are prepared in advance. They need to be cut off in size and cut from all sides.
According to the developed drawing, the first crown of the house for the dog is put in one piece. Further, the side walls are also made from whole bars. Where there is a manhole and a window, pieces of material are used.
After the construction of the supporting structures of the booth, the roof is being constructed. It is best to make it a “house” so that a lot of snow does not accumulate on it, since a large area of the lean-to construction will contribute to this. In the home for a large dog you need to provide a ceiling. He will make the kennel more warm. After its creation, the assembly of roof shields is performed. At the same time the rafter system is not made if the design carries out a decorative role. Roofing material is laid on the created shields. It can be soft or metal shingles. It is best to use the material that was used in the construction of a dwelling house or bath. After that, the shields are interconnected with nails or screws and the gables of the structure are mistaken.
At the final stage, the fabricated roof is fixed on the walls of the kennel. At the same time, it is not necessary to warm the frame of the dog house, as it is made of timber. This material itself is warm and characterized by low thermal conductivity.
Care for dog kennel
Now, when it became known how to make a booth with your own hands, it remains to find out how to take care of it. First of all, you need to remember that cleaning in the dog’s home should be done regularly. Usually it is carried out once a month. Wherein disinfection The constructions are held in summer every month, and in winter and spring – once a season.
During the harvesting of the kennel, bones and other scraps are removed, the dwelling is processed lysol, allows you to get rid of parasites. Also for these purposes can be used a three percent creolin or formalin. It is forbidden to let the dog into the booth until the solution is dry!