How To Make A Booth (Kennel) For A Dog – Size, Drawing, Photo
Types of booths
Before you pass something, you need to decide what you want to do, because the kinds of dog kennels are vast. And here it all depends on several factors: the breed of dog (large – small) and the financial capacity of the owner. As a result, you can get either an ordinary primitive wooden box, or a designer small castle in which your pet will live. All of them can be divided into several types:
- booths with a vestibule;
We will stick to the golden mean so that your dog can comfortably sit in your home, relax. Well, for you, respectively, would not be too ruinous. They can look like this:
Materials and tools
Before actually starting the construction of the booth, determine the place where it will stand. Your pet’s home should fit organically into the landscape of your yard, while being comfortable for the dog. For example, there should be some building nearby, in the shade of which in a hot season the dog will be able to rest, it should not be low, since moisture will accumulate, etc. Have you decided? Well, then to the construction.
In order to build a booth, you need some tools:
- hammer and nails;
- screwdriver and screws;
- pencil with tape measure.
Size, drawing creation
At its core, a booth is a rectangular structure that has either a flat roof or a gable. The general scheme of the dog booth can be represented as follows:
Immediately make a reservation, in our harsh climate, it is desirable to build shelters for dogs warmed and with a vestibule, since it will protect from drafts and cold wind. The best material for making a booth is considered a coniferous tree. For the frame, a timber of 40×40 mm or 50×50 mm is taken, solid boards are used for the floor; It is not recommended to sheathe metal, as in the summer sun the booth will turn into a griddle. The roof must be removable in order to restore order. For convenience, fasten loops. It is also made from solid boards. Insulation may be different: foam, mineral wool. Sawdust can also be used as a warming product. Insulation is laid between the layers.
What should be the size of the dog box? Despite the fact that you still have a puppy, you must proceed from the size of an adult dog. Each breed is approximately the same. So, we measure the height of the dog at the withers and add 10-15 cm. In order to calculate the depth and width of the booth, the dog is laid on its side. And we also add 5–10 cm to the sizes obtained. Do not forget about the vestibule, depending on the size of the dog, its width can be 40-60 cm. We make a drawing of a dog booth.
We make panels. Before we start manufacturing the panels, we must decide whether the roof will be single or double. Because if the roof is single-sided, then the side panels should be non-rectangular, since it should have a slope to drain the water, the roof slope should go backwards. If the kennel will stand somewhere in the aviary under a canopy (read how to make an aviary for the dog read here), then the roof can be made without a slope. For the manufacture of panels, take the bars, cut them in size and collect four frames, of which we will make the walls. Mounting produced by screws using a screwdriver.
We sheathe the inside of the clapboard or plywood. At the same time, we leave a small gap at the bottom so that the floorboards can be firmly inserted into it.
Sheathed panels are connected with screws. To get the correct rectangle, check the "tick-off" with a tape measure from an angle to an angle; the distance must be the same.
Bottom we insert our floorboards and fasten them. It is better to make the floor of the grooved boards – and there will be fewer cracks, and your pet’s claw will not get stuck anywhere.
Now we warm our structure. Tightly stack mineral wool or foam in the resulting panel.
Now you can do the manufacture of the roof. It should be noted that a single-pitch roof is somewhat easier to make than a gable roof. They also make the frame, inside you can hem plywood, the inner space is filled with insulation. The roof, as we have noted above, is fixed with hinges in order to carry out cleaning disinfection. After the final installation, it is advisable to cover it with roofing paper or other moisture-proof material.
The floor should also not be left without insulation. To do this, put the booth on its side, lay insulation and hem.
We make an internal partition with a manhole. The partition can be made removable, so that it can be removed in the summer.
After the final assembly, the booth will be useful to treat any antiseptic impregnation for wood. Warm dog box is ready. Laz close with a thick cloth, hanging it on top. From below make some weighting. The same dense fabric can be closed and internal hole. This will reduce heat loss. It is not recommended to install a booth on the ground, as it will wet the floor, install it on props. Despite the fact that you have a warm floor, litter is still necessary. It is desirable that it be made of easily washable material. The mattress may be warmer, but less hygienic. Before construction, put a wooden shield where the dog can lie down. If the booth is not in the aviary, make a drainage chute or pipe from the back wall.