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Outside dog houses

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by maryellen, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Quillez

    Quillez Little Dog

    doghouses for sale

    hey thanks for the blue or colorprint of the house. You were right they are fun to build. i made two already and i just love building them i wish i had more dogs I have two to build this weekend for someone. If anybody out there wants any I am building and selling with shingles and paint hit me up, working man's prices.
     
  2. Dtwo

    Dtwo Good Dog

    That's cool Quillez - guess you need more dogs, lol.
    I just finished my 5th one last week!

    Are you putting the insulation in the walls?

    Edit to add: and my dogs absolutely love them!!
     
  3. Quillez

    Quillez Little Dog

    yea i put the insulation in and i have a little vinyl siding i think i'm going to slap on the two i'm building this weekend. Thanks alot.
     
  4. Neostar

    Neostar Little Dog

    Yea I really need to make my dogs one of these!!!Well two or just one big ass one..ahha
     
  5. Neostar

    Neostar Little Dog

    Does anyone have blueprints they can give me!!That would be great!! : )
     
  6. Quillez

    Quillez Little Dog

    i used the picture print that was on the first page of this thread, it was fun and easy
     
  7. willdabeast

    willdabeast Puppy

    Just wondering about what temperature range do you think the houses based on the plan would be good for (with insulation and bedding)?
     
  8. Quillez

    Quillez Little Dog

    my buddies that i have built them for all have outside dogs and they all made it this winter
     
  9. willdabeast

    willdabeast Puppy

    Thanks for letting me know, how cold does it get where your at?
     
  10. Dtwo

    Dtwo Good Dog

    Willda - I am in Michigan and used these houses all winter.
    I brought them in the house one time when the temp was -15 below zero with a -30 degree wind chill.
     
  11. ethan

    ethan Puppy

  12. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Here's Notch's. Stan calls it the Bachelor pad.

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  13. Robert

    Robert Puppy

    Looks really cool!
     
  14. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Dtwo and Quilly: Did you build the roofs so that it is hinged on the back and you just lift up the front? Mine are that way and it's great for putting bedding in in the winter and cleaning....

    Picture of mine and some different touches, can be seen in "The Working Pit Bull" on p.190. There are a few little different touches, including a different roof (slightly pitched I guess you call it? The back section lifts up...) and a sunning porch and a window! Double-walled, insulated, these kept my dogs warm in -25 in Wyoming winters when I had to be gone with my oil-field job. I had these for about 15 years and hauled them all over when I moved -- the termites finally got them in Texas.

    The dogs really like to jump up on these roofs and sun themselves. It's great for them in the cold weather. I really like this in a dog house. I have some dogs with the Igloos for now and they miss being able to lay out and sun, but they try!

    Carla
     
  15. TA2 TA

    TA2 TA Puppy

    Very nice work here
    @ Tattooz, did you build that wooden house behind the fenced kennel?
     
  16. lkelley36

    lkelley36 Big Dog

    Just bought a dog house...nothing compared to the ones yall are building. Anyway...what can I put in the dog house for bedding that she won't chew up? She would chew a pillow, towel, or anything like that up. Thought about straw, but she already has allergies to grass and stuff.

    ls
     
  17. Libby

    Libby GRCH Dog

    I use cedar shavings in my dog houses. Well, I tack down carpet on the flooring, then cover it with cedar shavings.
     
  18. lkelley36

    lkelley36 Big Dog

    I love that picture!! That is interesting about the cedar. Your dog doesn't try to eat it? Mine will chew on a board and think it is totally awesome...lol I got one of the pet smart dog houses (top paw). It is kind of plasticy material, don't know if I could tack down anything. Will have to look more closely. Was going to get an igloo, but the large just didn't have a big enough opening, and they were out of the giant. Since she is only outside when I am gone, I figured this one would be OK...It is SUPPOSE to be sort of like the igloo, and I live in MS, so it doesn't get to 20 below or anything...lol...

    Thanks,

    ls
     
  19. Libby

    Libby GRCH Dog

    Only the hairy dogs stay outside, and only during the day while I'm at work. They have plastic dog houses too. I had built one for Hoss (RIP--in my avatar) just like the ones in this thread, but its too big to go in one of the kennels.

    I just used an electric drill to make holes in the bottoms of the dog houses, and then I put carpet in them, and screwed them down onto wooden pallets.

    I've never had an issue with them trying to eat the bedding *knock on wood* ;)
     
  20. VonKromeHaus

    VonKromeHaus Good Dog

    I have a DogLoo and a Barn style plastic one. I put Cedar chips in there in the summer time and winter I put Cedar and Straw.

    ---------- Post added at 03:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:20 PM ----------

    Mine are sitting on Flat Concrete blocks. Nothing permanent in the bottom for cleaning purposes. The bad thing is I have 1 old wolf/huskyX dog that stays outside during the day, the other 2, 1 hairy and 1 non-hairy are inside during the day where it is safe and warm.
     

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