The long-awaited puppy has finally appeared in your family. This is a joyful event, especially for your child, however, it imposes obligations and, of course, responsibility. And the first question that arises, in this case, is: “And where will our pet live?”. There are many options: a house, igloo dog house, a classic kennel. Therefore, in our article, we will try to tell you step by step how to build a dog house that will be warm and cozy.
How to determine the sizes?
Breeds of dogs, such as dachshund, Pekingese, poodle, and others.
- Sizes of the booth: width, length, and height of the case – 27 inches, 21 inches, 23 inches.
- Height and width for easy entry: 15 inches by 11 inches.
Breeds of dogs of small sizes: boxer, rottweiler, bulldog, and others.
- Sizes of the booth: width, length, and height of the case – 45 inches, 30 inches, 31 inches.
- Height and width for easy entry: 20 inches by 13 inches.
Breeds of dogs of large sizes: German Shepherd, Caucasian Shepherd, Great Dane, and others.
- Sizes of the booth: width, length, and height of the case – 53 inches, 39,3 inches, 35 inches.
- Height and width for easy entry: 23 inches by 173 inches.
The main requirements
The doghouse should not be too spacious, and not very cramped. Only following these rules will your four-legged friend be comfortable and he will not freeze in cold weather. Dog booths are often built of wood. This material is recognized as the most suitable and deserves respect. For convenience, you can use a regular board. When building a pet booth, it is not recommended to use chipboard. This building material is not very practical and collapses much faster due to rain. But besides this, it contains chemicals that are harmful to the health of the dog.
To make the boards last longer, they can be painted or varnished.
Where the climate is cold, it is better to build a booth with double walls and lay insulation between them. It is recommended to use natural materials as insulation: felt, cotton wool, rags, and old blankets. For the roof, roofing material, slate or sheets of roofing iron are suitable. Perfect for building cement-bonded particleboard. This is the safest material, which is very convenient for building a kennel.
How to build a reliable and convenient booth?
If you build a booth with your own hands, you need to consider some points. The construction of the booth begins with the floor. To do this, you need a shield, a thickness of 1.3 inches. It is reasonable to position the shield 4 inches from the ground level to protect it from the cold. Nail a high baseboard to protect against drafts. It is better to make the booth collapsible so that it is convenient to disinfect and clean. Before entering the booth, you should make a small platform. The roof can be made flat or inclined. The overall design of the booth can be changed to taste, taking into account the style of your home.