How To Make A Dog House
The dog is one of the few animals sincerely attached to man. She is content with the fact of communication with the owner. There are many cases where the dog died after losing the owner. For such selfless dedication of four-legged friends love, feed and care, creating them suitable living conditions. And if you often have to go out of town, in the country, or you have a private house, then you should think about how to make a dog house, thus providing it with protection from external influences.
General comments about the doghouse
For all the apparent simplicity of such a structure is not primitive. It may have a different appearance; examples of this are shown in the figure below. But in any case, in its manufacture should be guided by the requirements of the functionality and convenience of the four-pet. It should be noted that the place for the booth should be chosen fairly quiet, where there are no constant winds, and away from the location of other animals.
The shape of the booth can be any, although there are special preferences here – it is better to do a kennel with a flat roof, dogs often use it as an observation point behind their territory. The dimensions of the kennel are determined by the size of the animal. How they are related to the height, width and length of the structure allows us to understand the figure:
Choosing the design of the booth, it is worth paying attention to the following points. A kennel is often made of several compartments. Their scheme is shown below.
One of them serves as a kind of vestibule, preventing direct wind penetration into the “warm room”. In this case, the above dimensions of the booth should be slightly increased by adding to the area of the vestibule. Manhole inside the partition separating the premises from each other, it is better to make closer to the back wall.
In order to create favorable conditions for your pet, walls can be made of insulation, in any case, this should be the floor. Foam or mineral wool is commonly used as insulation. But what is necessary to provide necessarily – so this is a removable or reclining roof. She will allow to carry out cleaning, including if necessary to make disinfection inside the booth. Or the evacuation of a pet in case of his illness.
A drawing of a booth that meets most of the requirements affected is shown in the figure below.
How to make a booth
Now you can consider how to make a dog house with your own hands. When mounting it, direct contact of the floor with the ground is avoided, for which use either special bars or supports that act as a foundation.
Based on them, a warmed floor is initially made, and then racks are mounted on it vertically, on top of which the strapping is performed: the roof will be held on it.
The resulting frame is insulated, sheathed with boards or OSB, impregnated with an antiseptic and treated with means that protect the wood from weathering. That’s the way you can make a dog house. Additional information about this is shown in the video:
With frequent trips to the country or permanent residence in a country house, you need to take care of the construction of a dog house, if you have one, of course. The case is quite simple, and you can cope with it yourself if you have the basic tools and skills to master them.