Are you planning to build a dog house for your dog? There are many things that you need to consider when you do and it's not just all wood and a little of paint and some hammering here and there and saw something in half. There is more to learning how to build a dog house than meets the eye of the hammer that meets the thumb. Bear always in mind that you need to plan ahead on how to build a dog house and remember, you've got to make sure that you've got enough room to sleep in it yourself, just in case you're turning green in envy once you have made, not just a dog house, but a dog mansion.
So, what are you going to do if you do not have any idea on how to build a dog house by yourself? Would you like to make everything from scratch or would you like to buy and use a "build-it-yourself" dog house kits? Whatever you want to choose, you will always find the best options on the Internet.
It's a little bit surprising why there are so many Web sites today that are dedicated to dogs. There are lots of available ready-to-assemble designs all over. All you need to do is to type in a keyword, say, "how to build a dog house" and voila, you can immediately have some blueprints for building one. Or, if you want to see the materials or the finished product in "person" and live, you can go to various pet centers or pet stores to find one.
For most dog owners, the best raw material suitable for a dog house is cedar. You can buy a doghouse kit with cedar components with a raised panel floor for about $ 100 and assemble it yourself. What's best about this is you do not need to cut, saw, hammer (your thumb?), Measure and all carpentry skills. All the parts are cut to size and they all come with screws.
But what if you want to make the dog house from scratch? What if you want to saw and cut and hammer down everything? Well, as have said before, if you want to do this, still, the best place to learn how is online. But to motivate you, here are some points that you might want to know.
You have already learned that cedar wood is good for a dog house. Not only they are sturdy but they are insects, parasites and rot-resistant and they can be kept clean with no sweat. It can make your pet feel comfortable and healthy. And talking about cleaning be sure that you have the roof detachable so you can clean hard-to-reach areas. It's also important that you have to make the door off-center so that the wind will not blow directly to your dog's muzzle. While you're at it, be sure that the flooring is elevated even just a few inches to improve air circulation and prevent water from coming in during rainy season. That way, you pet will be warm during winter and comfortable during summer.
And one of the most important this is, you do not have to make your house look miserable by building a dog house like it has come from over the rainbow after being blown by a tornado and came crashing down and pinning an evil witch. You need to make your dog house blend in with the surroundings.
Do not leave designing behind when you try to learn how to build a dog house so it would be elegant-looking and your dog will certainly feel proud about it. Try to make some decorations and once you've finished your project, it's a possibility that you will even like to sleep in it (so have you made a lot of space for your dog's doghouse?).