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Outside dog houses

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



  2. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    One of our doghouses does have shingles, but most have been torn off, by my dogs. lol.
  3. those all are some great dog houses. Right know i got my five dogs on chain with 55 drums for there house. but i was watching a tv show the other dy and saw a very good idea. I want to take two 20 foot steel sea containers cut down the inside walls to mke laike i nice size room spaceto store dog supplies. on one of the outside walls cut dog doors every 5 feet. so the dogs will have a 12 foot outside run and can go inside about 3 feet to get warm or cool. i will also be hooking up a thermo king on one of the far end walls so that they will have a/c and heat. all costing around 5 grand. just thinking what others think of this. the tops and sides will be welded so no leaks and will have house vents in the top to swp out old air. i just barley ordered the continers last week. will be putting up pics s soon as i start construction. just wanted to know what everyone thought about this idea. the containers are $1500 bye self but will hold up to any dog.
  4. Sandi

    Sandi Big Dog

    Sandi sleeps in an oak wine barrel. I cut an entrance through one of the heads but left the shoulders in, made a base to keep it off the deck & give good ventilation, filled with old coffee sacks & a duvet. Jobs a carrot.
    The dog loves it, curved sides & VERY solid against the weather. Good temperature control from the thick oak slats & to hard to chew.
  5. Good stuff,, will post mine later!!?
  6. Jonathan76

    Jonathan76 Puppy

    nice set up!
  7. BillyWhizz

    BillyWhizz Puppy

    what size is dog house
  8. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Uh? Which one guy? Lol

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  9. stabler

    stabler Puppy

    My buddies got a couple of dogs that love to chew their houses,what advice can I give him to help him out? He's tried those plastic ones they tore them to shreds iv seen a few of the wood ones in their kennels they about destroyed them to . I just want them to stay warm its freezing
  10. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Frame the door with 2x4s. You CAN also line the roof and every corner with heavy duty steel sheeting or corner plates also.

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  11. mbco2001

    mbco2001 Puppy


    Shingles, vented on top. 5x8x3. Added cedar chips AND straw after the picture.
  12. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    god damn you live in there too?
  13. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Nice house but very useless when it comes to keeping a dog warm.

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  14. mbco2001

    mbco2001 Puppy

    How so? My dad has one too and all 3 of his dogs love it. They all sleep in there together
  15. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    too big, a dog house is heated via dogs body heat. It does look good just not very practical.
  16. shotgun_wg

    shotgun_wg Little Dog

    Add a flood lamp inside the huge dog house with a switch inside ur own house. That will help add heat in a house that size.

  17. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Wouldn't that be a fire hazard inside a wood house?
  18. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    Thats what I would do, I would put a dog door on there and add a heat lamp
  19. shotgun_wg

    shotgun_wg Little Dog

    Nope. They don't put off that much heat. It is common in areas that don't have city water to put these flood lights in pump houses to keep the water from freezing. A flood lamp is not a heat lamp but does produce some heat. Even adding a plastic door (heavy plastic like on cooler doors slit in the center) and a 60 watt bulb can really make a dog house that size nice and warm. I would suggest wireing it so the dog can't chew wires but it is extremely unlikely the dog will chew the light itself while on. I use this same method when real cold on smaller houses as well. I just put the light shining on the outside of the house. It helps keep the house warm and slows hear exchange.

  20. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member



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