Many in childhood dream of having a dog. But in a city apartment there is not enough space for her, but a country house gives the opportunity to finally make childhood dreams come true. It will be spacious enough even for a large dog. The dog that will live here will become not only a watchman and reliable guard of the site. He will be a true friend. The main merit of a dog is that it loves its owner as he is, without demanding a reward for his affection. But friendship presupposes mutual care and attention. A good owner will not leave his loyal dog without a comfortable home. A do-it-yourself dog booth is the surest way to take care of your friend.
As well as for the guard post, the place for the booth must be carefully selected:
The last principle of site selection requires a special explanation. Owners of dogs, whose pets live with them in city apartments, know that the dog always tries to find a position in which he has the maximum view. Even if it sometimes interferes with the owner, who thinks that the dog is simply getting tangled under his feet. The centuries-old instinct of the guard makes her choose the best place to protect the owner.
It is better to place the booth in a dry place and on a hill.
From his observation post, the dog should see the main part of the site.
A warm winter kennel for a dog is not always needed, even if it will be on the site in winter. It is better to make a universal kennel that can be operated in both warm and cold seasons. Such a booth should consist of two parts - a vestibule for the entrance and a sleeping place, where the dog will not be afraid of any cold.
When deciding how to make a dog kennel, do not make life difficult for yourself and your faithful dog. It should proceed from his understanding of comfort, and not your boundless material possibilities. Stone palaces, artificial lighting and vinyl siding are unnecessary for dogs.
Particularly loving owners build whole castles for their pets
The animal will experience discomfort in such dwellings.
There should be no protruding knots or protruding chips on the surface of the tree.
Regular softwood is the best material for a dog house. It is the breathable wood that will be able to provide the air circulation necessary for the dog and, therefore, the microclimate it needs. The tree that makes up the base of the booth must first be prepared: cleaned so that the animal does not injure itself and does not splinter its paws.
Note that the service life of coniferous wood is 7-8 years. After this period, it is necessary to check the structure for strength and replace the failed elements in time.
For construction, you may need:
The inside of the booth does not need to be treated with antiseptics and other odorous substances. Remember that dogs have a finer sense of smell than humans. For us, an extraneous smell may be imperceptible, but it will torment and annoy the dog.
The size of the dog booth is of great importance. In a very spacious kennel it will be cold in winter, and in a cramped one - neither lie down nor turn around. Therefore, we will build a kennel based on the individual parameters of our dog.
For each dog it is better to make an individual "cut" booth - it is necessary to calculate the optimal dimensions
We take measurements and immediately make a calculation:
The scheme of the dog booth is needed after the owner has finally decided on the parameters of the future building. Having such a drawing, it will be easier to calculate the need for materials so as not to buy anything superfluous.
So, putting together a doghouse is not so difficult if all the necessary tools and materials are at hand. Here is an approximate list of works:
Outside, the booth can be covered with pinotex. This will extend its service life and give the product a pleasant aesthetic appearance.
It is simply necessary to use antiseptic and waterproofing impregnations, otherwise your booth will have to be rebuilt in a year
You can use glassine as insulation, or you can use any other material that you prefer.
The lining of the lining is covered with roofing material and bituminous tiles - this is the simplest and cheapest option
Now that we know how to build a dog house, all that remains is to figure out how to care for this home.
The ceiling can be made removable to be able to clean the booth and provide veterinary care to the animal
The kennel should be cleaned regularly: at least once a month. Disinfection of the booth should be carried out monthly in summer, and once a season in spring and winter. It is necessary to remove scraps, bones and other similar items, to process the booth from parasites with lysol, formalin or three percent creolin. Until the solutions dry, the dog should not enter the booth.
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A brick or block building is not the most popular option due to the high cost of the material. But in terms of strength and durability, it surpasses all other types. Such a structure can be used for decades and become a shelter for more than one generation of dogs.
The construction of a booth made of bricks or block materials is similar to a capital house, albeit in small volumes, and includes the following stages:
Brick, gas or foam concrete perfectly retain heat, but additional internal insulation will not be superfluous for the winter residence of the dog. Exterior finishing in accordance with the general style of the estate will give the building a complete look, emphasize its solidity and solidity.
Before you start building a booth, you need to determine a place for it.
It is recommended to place the future object away from:
Important! It is better to place the aviary on a hill and so that the dog kennel is protected from the wind. It is advisable that trees and shrubs be planted next to the booth, protecting it from the burning sunlight.
In order not to provoke the dog, do not place the booth near outbuildings that contain chickens, pigs and other animals.
In order for the pet to be comfortable in the constructed structure, it is necessary:
Advice! The parameters of the booth are taken with a margin, so that, in case of errors in the calculations, you do not have to rebuild the kennel.
For proper breeding and caring for dogs, dog handlers give simple but useful tips:
Knowing how to make a kennel with your own hands with ready-made drawings, dimensions and photos of the assembly steps, you can make comfortable housing for a dog. An insulated room for a four-legged pet will protect it from the cold, strong winds and bad weather. Detailed assembly instructions are set out in the video.