Monday, March 14, 2011

Building an Outdoor Dog House

If your house is not spacious enough to accommodate your dog, you can think of building an outdoor dog house. As the owner, it is your responsibility to ensure your pet’s security and comfort. Your pet may not live peacefully if it doesn’t have a spacious, safe and weather proof shelter. Many dog owners feel that building an outdoor dog house is an expensive affair and it takes a lot of effort as well. 

In reality, building a dog house is not as difficult as you think. It is neither so expensive that you can not afford it. With a little planning and some useful tips, you can easily build an outdoor dog house.

Let us have a look at the outdoor dog house options.

Pre-planned dog house: Giving a shelter to your dog is not enough if the shelter is so small that your dog can not move freely. You should have a pre-defined space in your garden or yard where you can build the dog house. Measuring this space will help you to avoid buying excess material. You can also buy a pre-made dog house depending on the measurement. An ideal shelter should be 20-30 feet in length and 10-20 feet in width.

Dog House made of Nylon Panels: Nylon is one of the most cost effective materials you can use for your dog house. You can build the walls as well as the roof with nylon panels. It is an ideal material for weather proofing. Moreover it gives your dog an airy living area since nylon is breathable.

Affordable Materials: Building a dog house with iron or steel can be an expensive affair you can opt for some alternative materials like wood, chicken wire and PVC to build nice and sturdy outdoor dog houses.

Setting up a dog house is not very difficult. You can do it yourself instead of hiring professionals. This will save you a good deal of money.

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