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Outside dog houses

_unoriginal

Cow 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.


Shotgun
Arkansas

I was thinking a light outside the houses could work but inside a dog house is just bizarre to me. :lol:
 

shotgun_wg

Little Dog
In a house that size I wouldn't hesitate putting it inside. I have done it before on large houses for multiple dogs and also on smaller houses when a gyp had pups during winter. It will work that I promise u.


Shotgun
Arkansas
 

TannerG

Boss Member
Had a bunch of scrap wood so I decided to make Callie a new house
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Blaze N' Pits

Good Dog
Dog House Blue Prints

I know this thread is old but I'm wanting to make 3 of these houses asap.

Would this fit a dog roughly 65lbs comfortably?
I understand the concept of a small space to keep in body heat but this just doesn't seem big enough to me.

And how much wider than the dog would you make the entrance points? 2"? More?
 

CrazyK9

Good Dog
Dog House Blue Prints

I know this thread is old but I'm wanting to make 3 of these houses asap.

Would this fit a dog roughly 65lbs comfortably?
I understand the concept of a small space to keep in body heat but this just doesn't seem big enough to me.

And how much wider than the dog would you make the entrance points? 2"? More?

Im going to say no on that one.... granted Chop is very tall and gangly for a 60ish pound dog but he is cramped. We took the divider out as Tanner said which isn't a big deal here in Texas as it doesn't get that cold. If you leave that off and get a door flap to help keep the cold out, it will fit a 60+ pound dog fine.
 

Blaze N' Pits

Good Dog
K thanx for the review. Looks like I need a few door flaps. The divider wall shouldn't matter too much since the houses are going in their outdoor kennels (w/roofs and wind walls). Anything will be better than the damn igloos that they have now!


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Blaze N' Pits

Good Dog
Thats an awesome idea! We will def have to try that since we literally live across the street from a junkyard lol.
Idk if the dogs will use their houses with them on but I'll give it a go once we have them built.


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i used to make my own dog houses, then i got lazy and just started buying those dog igloos, you can usually find used ones pretty cheap on craiglist.
 

AGK

Scratch Kingz
Staff member
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The 2 different styles I use. First is a double walled double chambered house. Better to use with a chainspot more so than in a kennel as their size takes up too much room in a regular sized kennel. The 2nd one is for in the kennels. It's half the size of the 1st one. The second is a single chambered double walled house. Both do great at keeping a dog warm in the harsh winter months.
 
Plastic 55 gal drum, cut a hole on the end. Put something on the ground on both sides to keep it from rolling. Very warm with some cedar chips added, will outlast you and the dog.
Oh my good god that's so smart! I must try this as we've got one without an end!