How To Build An Original And Comfortable Booth For A Dog
A dog house is a whole house A dog house is a whole house! That is why the building should be warm, comfortable and beautiful. Consider all the nuances of the construction of buildings.
We are determined with the size
In order to determine the size, you should look at your pet. Dogs can be medium, small and large. For example, the big ones are Caucasian Shepherd Dogs, the middle ones are German Shepherd Dogs, the little ones are Dachshunds and the like.
Ideal dimensions for the booth:
- for large dogs – 140x100x95 cm;
- for small ones – 70x55x60 cm;
- for medium – 120x75x80 cm.
In order to determine the size, you should look at your pet.
In this case, the presented dimensions can be adjusted depending on what kind of pet you have. Be sure to comply with the following rules:
- The depth of the booth must be equal to the height.
- The width of the manhole is determined as follows: the width of the dog’s chest is measured, and 8 cm is added to the value obtained.
- The height of the booth is the height of the pet at the withers another 8 cm.
Materials and tools
Before you make a dog house with your own hands, you need to prepare materials and tools.
From materials it is best to give preference to wood. The best option – conifers. In addition, bars will be required. You should also prepare materials for plating – it is lining, siding, particleboard or fiberboard. Do not forget about the elements of decor – baseboards, corners and decorative slats.
The booth can be made in the same style with other country houses.
The booth can be made in the same style with an aviary for birds, a gazebo and other summer houses. This will give a more complete and harmonious look to the entire household plot.
For the roof will need slate or galvanized sheet. As a heater can be used foam, glassine, mineral wool.
From the tools you need to prepare:
Instructions for making
The dog box must be made according to the drawings. Only in this way will the structure be of high quality. However, the principle of manufacturing is still the same.
- First, prepare the board. If you stop on a shed roof, the rear wall should be shorter than the front. So rainwater will slide down the structure.
- Next, prepare the bars. They will be needed for the booth frame. It is better to take with a margin.
- Chuck the frame according to the drawing.
- The next stage is frame trimming. First, sheathe the inside of the boards. At the same time, the installation of the roof with pre-polished boards is immediately carried out.
- Then you need to cut Laz. Its ends are also polished.
- The next stage is foam insulation of the floor, walls and roof. Over it boards are fastened.
Dog box should be made according to drawings
- Next comes the lining of the outer part of the booth. Material can be chosen any – DVP, chipboard, lining. The best option is wood siding.
- Spend all the cracks in the booth. For this purpose, suitable plinths or slats, but always wooden.
- Next, cover the roof. Better sheets of slate.
- It remains to carry out the treatment of the building with an antiseptic and install it on a tray of bricks to avoid rotting the floor.
- Now you can paint and install in place!
Original ideas for dog kennels
What is important is not only the question of how to make a dog house correctly, but also the question of the beauty of the building. If you connect the fantasy, from a seemingly standard building you can make a real decoration for the site.
If the log house of your house is wooden, you can do the same for your pet
For example, why not make a booth with an observation deck? Your dog will be able to leave the house and inspect the property. You can try and complete the construction in the form of a miniature house – a double of your summer cottage.
If the log house of your house is wooden, you can do the same for your pet. Surrounding will certainly appreciate your skillful hands. Visit the cottage only in the warm season? Then a real log house is not needed, build a lighter version using materials that mimic a log or log house.
In the event that you have a fence made of stone at the site, a booth constructed of the same material will look very organic.
Among other things, on the roof of any building for the dog, if it is not sloping, you can break a flower garden or arrange a green roof, the stages of the process of formation of which we have already told. In this case, the structure will be a real decoration of the site. At the same time it is not necessary to carry out complex actions, it is enough to install containers with unpretentious colors on the roof.
If you accidentally have an extra barrel or ring from the well, you can use these products to create original booths. Connect the fantasy! A great house for a pet will even come out of the old bedside table, if it is adjusted.
For husky in the winter, you can create a version in the form of a reduced copy of the igloo from the snow. Well-painted buildings. At the same time, the style of painting can be any: under the hippie, in the style of “101 Dalmatians” and others.
If you connect the fantasy, then from the standard building you can make a real decoration for the site
Outside finish can be any
Tips for building a booth
In order for a pet to be comfortable in his new home, it is necessary to follow some rules:
- Outside the finish coating can be any, inside the building there should be no finishing coating.
- The roof should be removable. So you can carry out cleaning and treatment of parasites.
- It is important to provide for a direct entrance to the booth in case the dog becomes ill, so that the called veterinarian can get to the pet.
- It is better to make the floor warm, double, lay waterproofing.
- The floor, walls and ceiling are subject to warming. The entrance to the booth for the winter is closed with a thick curtain so that the cold does not penetrate inside.
- A dog, just like a man, is much more pleasant to be in a spacious dwelling. Therefore, do everything possible to build a large kennel for her, especially if the dog is not small.
- If you install a platform with a canopy in front of the booth, you can place bowls of food on it, which is very convenient. The dog thus has the opportunity to get out of the house and take a break from the heat on a hot day.
- Do not forget that the kennel must be combined with the landscape and the design of the house.
The roof of the booth must be removable
How to locate the building on the site
First of all, the booth, as previously noted, should not spoil the decor of the garden. At the same time for the dog location should be as comfortable as possible. This means installing a kennel near the fence is unacceptable. Otherwise, people passing on the road or passing cars will annoy the pet. Near the house to place the booth also should not be. The best option – something in the middle between the house and the fence. Be sure to put the building on a pedestal or elevation, so that moisture does not accumulate and do not wash away the floor.
Rules for the care of the booth
It is not enough just to build a good house for the dog, you still need to properly care for him.
- Cleaning should be done at least once a month.
- Fight against parasites should also be timely, at this time the dog should be removed away from the building.
- It is better to immediately make a collapsible design, so it will be easier to care for the kennel, moreover, if any element breaks, it will be easier to replace.
A kennel should be your real home for your pet.
To make a dog house, you have to make maximum efforts. After all, the kennel should be for your pet a real home, which, in turn, should not drown out the beauty of the site.