Build an outdoor child's playhouse with basic building materials and create a space for your children that they can call their very own.
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by Ron Hazelton on November 19, 2013 in News
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Adding a spacer at the front edge to vent the space is an excellent idea. I have a 16-year-old husky who still prefers to be out in the snow on her ortho bed rather than inside where she's hot. It kills me to force her inside at night or when it's raining/snowing, but with her arthritis in her hind quarters & over-all lessening activity abilities, she must come in. I want a basic house that will protect her from getting soaked, raise her off the ground, but not cause her to get too hot. Adding vents & a "front porch" (love that idea) to keep winter snow from blocking the entrance are alterations I'll use. Additionally, I'll change the entrance so it's much larger since she doesn't like to be enclosed, make a non-skid ramp instead of steps as she needs help with them, & I'm not sure I would add the insulation for her (truly undecided). Are there other people with huskies who have experience with design & the balance of indoor/outdoor space?
Why would you not insulate the floor and roof.
Hey how I can get this house dog plans paper for my 2 dogs?
Is the wood on the inside of the dog house pressure treated. It doesn't look like it but wont it rot with the humidity even though its not being "exposed" fully?
The underframe may be pressure treated, but the plywood siding isn't. The way it was installed the plywood will also have ground contact. I think in time the plywood siding will start rotting at the bottom.
Thanks for this idea. I agree with Theo it does need to be insulated at the bottom too.
Get the dog a scuba outfit.
Build a dog condo in case you get any more mutts
Yeah, in your dreams.
So how did it turn out?
There is no dog under my energy level Bro. LOL
It's kind of funny, I built a dog house almost identical to this one25 years ago.
How will you stay warm on cold nights?
Joey, I think Elaine is sweet on you!
This sounds like it would be a fun project to do with the rest of the family. Not to mention the dog will have a more cozy place to stay.
Why did you insulate the walls and not the roof? Sense you hinge the roof, you could have added a spacer at the front edge for summer, to act as a ridge vent, so heat can escape, remove the spacer during cooler weather to contain heat
Looks like a cozy place for Sebastion. Looks like the size is about right for my GSD too. so I am off to the Lumber store to get building materials for the "Dog Chalet" Of course it will have a fan and heat for the winter, so I will have to add duct work so the electrics are all safely away from possible shock hazards for the dog and us.....Wheelchair Bob
Do you know where can I get ac for dog houes.
Joe! Where do you live? I want you to build my dog's house!! I live in Maine.
Throw some hinges (piano or butt) along with a latch onto the roof panel allows easy servicing of cedar shavings or the pet bed.
great plan, really efficient and useful, what good is a dog house if your dog never goes in it. this way with the space and the insulation he will enjoy his home. However the $130 cost in materials is very misleading. i spent over $350 on materials. The T1-11 panels alone are $34 a piece. I know I needed three of them for the size of the house but how convenient that the border collie they picked seemed to be perfect for the minimal amount of material. Great design and functional but cost is alot more than stated, not to mention if you don't have the tools. At least the house is efficient and properly made for its use rather than some nice looking dog house that doesn't serve a purpose.
Super dog house and the plans are just as super.Thanks for putting this together for everyone.
I have two large dogs, male and female ,do I built a four room dog house or two dog house
the instructions are right under the video. i did same thing and designed my own plans while listening to video then I seen the link to plans.
Do the sides rot from being in contact with the ground. my dog is a 14 year old siberian husky. and stays outside alot, my only concern is about the sides rotting from contact with the ground or termites. can you please respond and let me know. I do like the plans. thanks greatly
Just a heads up, this was NOT $130. I built this dog house identical this past weekend. Got my materials from Home Depot, it cost me exactly $209.
This is a great dog house. How would protect it against hard rain that sometimes floods the backyard and is there a way to make it theft proof?
I built a dog house with my dad a few months ago after looking at your plans. After 2 months, and our first snow of the year, my huskie is finally using it and loves it! Thanks for the help!
Great doghouse but that lady needs to learn how to use a hammer haha
This may be a DUMB question, but is the height of the dog to the top of the shoulders when standing, or to the top of the head?
I want to build one of these for my Shepard/Lab mix I recently adopted. It will be cold soon, but he is not fully grown. Are there some estimations for his length and height I should use?
is there anyway to get a blue print of this dog house?
Currently we are working on drawing up plans for ourprojects but it may be awhile before plans for this project are realized. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
Good luck with your home improvements,
Ron Hazelton Team
it would shure be nice to know how much plywood we needed and what kind. and written instructions like pictures and diameters of what the video is. and how much plywood we need 4 the in side. just the diagrams used in the video would be nice cause i have a dog about t hat size
Excellent design. Sentry and police dogs are housed like this. For sporting dogs, the base can be raised to allow a small light bulb under for winter heat.
I wanted to thank you for the step by step instructions on the dog house, I have 22 dogs and they range from shi tzu or 12 lbs size to 36lbs wish you would come help I was breeding them till I moved and they changed their minds because I moved 65 miles from where I was living and now I have the litters I had. I Love my babies and know that an insulated dog house is the best way to go.
this is a great idea cant wait to make one, could you send me a list of materials tho, thanks!
It tells you for God's sake. Nine inches higher than the dog at the front and three inches higher at the back. Work it out. Retard.
what materiel did he used a list
It's a wonderful job. I gonna make this doghouse here in the Brazil.
I want to be in you Ron