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thanks you this is really helpful, but I have two big German shepherds that I'm building a house for. How big should I make the dog house?
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1st time seeing this video & I do love & care about my dogs but I do not want 2 pitbulls in my house & that is why I love this video for this custom insulated dog house. I know that lawyer was rude but your comment wasn't too nice either in regards to the dog owners in this video; now I'm not picking sides but to each their own. The people in this video as myself are doing we can for our animals & no this doesn't mean we are inhuman & need stuffed animals instead :/
I used the plans on www.EasyDogHouse.info and built my dog an insulated doghouse VERY cheap and easily! It was the best decision I've ever made. To my family and I, it just made economic sense to build a DIY doghouse. We spent a fraction of the cost of buying an expensive pre-built one that just have to be assembled anyway...why pay inflated prices for material? The guide on that website is so very easy to follow and it doesn't matter if you're a total beginner like us. We were on a very small budget and found so many wonderful plans for our doghouse...it was hard to pick just one, but the one we chose is terrific! We actually built the one that is featured on the website's homepage. Our dog finally has the doghouse we've dreamed of and it was VERY affordable!
I wouldn't put shingles on my house or a dog house. Totally a bad choice. Steel is the best choice. Easier to apply and recyclable. In Europe , shingles are illegal, just think about that for a moment. And if your planet wise or have concerns about quality, you will never even think again about purchasing this discusting product. Dave here.in lively Ontario
Can someone help me with a detailed material list for a layman like me who is not a handy man at all...i would really appreciate your time.
I'm in SoCal. Went to Home Depot and paid a little over $300 for all of the materials. I have to go back tomorrow to grab a few extra things to make this slightly better. All in all, It's going to cost me about $350-$375 to build this.
Just an FYI, I've made my slightly larger (4'x5'), added a little extra onto the roof for better waterproofing, used real insulation as opposed to styrofoam and used slightly thicker plywood.
There are people out there that can go through med school, carry a 4.0 avg., work on an ambulance crew in their 'spare time', and can not change a tire on a car if their life depended on it.. Unless it's in a book or on paper, they can not grasp the concept...
Although dogs could be put into 3 major size groups, Ron's numbers are for each dogs own size. Get a pencil, paper and a ruler out and design a dog house for YOUR dog and it's size... Just remember that sheet goods (plywood, foam insulation) are usually 4' x 8' in size (half sheets are usually also available).
Keep the edges of the plywood up off the ground as they will wick up water and it will shorten their life... Placing the entire home on 4" solids or even 2" splits (brick shaped blocks available at any home center) will help prevent this issue...
No insul. in the roof ? This is where most of the heat is lost .
My dog is bigger than I am, so should his house be bigger than mine?
I built this dog house and love it as much as my dog does. One problem: I can't figure out what kind of hinge to use for the roof. The roof doesn't have enough overhang on the back to attach a hinge outside, and because of the thickness of the rear wall a standard hinge placed where the roof and wall meet won't work. My ultimate success with this project hinges--sorry, couldn't resist--on a solution to this problem. Suggestions?
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I guess and I hope that lawyer does not have kids. That lawyer probably put the kids outside all I he time. My gsd comes In and stays outside too. Aparently the lawyer is just a hater of animals. go chase an ambulance, or go cheat someone out of their hard earned money , steal them blind right in front of their face. Yeah that is real humane , stealing , cheating , screwing people over for their money.
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We can see by your name that you are a lawyer, how do you value your fellow man? Probably as a walking money machine, or someone else to sue.Maybe the ambulance chasing means lawyers are part K9...
Humane my ass that's some K9 shit, only an idiot would keep the beast in its home & look upon it as family. Humane how do u value your fellow man.
Did you figure out what the materials are..?
What are the materials needed..? I really need to know it..Please help me :(
uhh... thanks for walking us through nothingneed plans please.....
Fantastic! This is just what I needed. I am a beginner and have only made basic planter boxes. However, this gives me enough instruction to modify it to the size I want and where to start! Thanks so much.
I thought this was a great plan for a effective dog house. My only concern is the fact that this dog house will have all the rain runoff going right toward the foundation of the house. so I would consider moving the door to the side and have the rain run off into the lawn. Really it would most likely have little to no effect on the foundation but I like to be extra safe.
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This is Great dog house & my dog is about the same size as the one shown.I have to ask the land lord if I can build one in the back yard??
Years ago my Grandfather used the space in the cavity formed on the base of the dog house ie between the pressure treated 2 x 4s and installed a low wattage light bulb in the sleeping section of the the dog house. On nights when it really got cold he would turn the light on and provide just a little heat. For those afraid of a fire he also lined the cavity with foil and kept the bulb form ever touching and surface.
Just one further comment. In the video, I noticed that he plywood was allowed to extend to the bottom of the pressure treated wood and make contact with earth. If I were making the dog house I would cut the plywood shorter so the there was at least 1 inch clearance between the earth and the plywood. I would also treat the plywood with a penetrating stain, then if you wanted to you could paint it any color you like. I penetrating stain like a deck stain will burrow deep into the wood and work as a perversity.
My dog will love you for this idea. He will have a much better winter with his own house. If you were here he would lick your face in gratitude.
This is the design on which this video was based: http://www.hsdcpets.com/doghou...
How can i get hold of the plans for the dog house as this would make it a lot easier to work out the exact measurements.I would just like to say this is the best dog house i have found and having watched the video it seems quite easy to build but without the plans i am finding it hard to work out the measurements.
Is there a detailed materials list available?
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