Every dog owner comes to point in their ownership of their dog pet where they feel the requirement in learning how to build a doghouse. All dog owners know that although dogs can be trained to be very well behaved when they are let indoors, sometimes your dog needs time out of the house for many reasons. They could be let out to allow some space for you to do some important work, or they could be let out when they get extra hyper active and excited, even when you plan on working in the house with a pesticide or some paint or varnish that you know will expose your pup to harmful fumes which he should not be exposed to. Building a doghouse can be a great little treat for both you and your dog to get some quite time and solitude.
Tools and Materials Necessary to Build a Doghouse
Listed below are some important to keep handy to build doghouse:
- Screwdriver and some screws
- A saw to cut the panels
- Paint brush
- Dark colored wood for the roof to keep the sun out and keep the dog house cool
- Wood panels
- Paint of your chosen color
- Roofing paper (for insulation)
- Dog blanket or carpet for the inside floor
- Duct tape
- Accessories to decorate the dog house (like a name plat, hanging etc.)
Step by Step Guide on How to Build Doghouse1
Building the Base of the Dog House2
Building the Walls3
Making the Roof
- You can make your dog house bigger than normal, even if your dog is small. This ensures enough space for your canine friend to rest and play in.
- Remember to make the door of the dog house big enough so that it is easily accessible by you or your other family members. This is important because it will allow you and your family to easily go inside in case of any emergencies with your dog, such as if he might get sick or injured. The bigger door will also help in cleaning out because you can easily get your hand in there and clean around and also restore any things your dog might have hidden inside his little dog house.
Remember to smooth out the edges of the walls, roof and the door of your dog house properly to prevent any kind of accidental bump or injury to your dog. It’s best to buff it out.