When a dog appears in the house, the question of housing immediately arises: somewhere, she must sleep and hide from the rain. Not everyone wants and can keep them in the house, because the kennel is mandatory. Booth for the dog with their own hands is built, even without skills, for one day. There is nothing complicated, but there are features.
Determine the size and design
The right booth for a dog is built for a reason: you need to know what size it is required, where and how much to make the lodge, which is better to do and how to insulate.
First on first, are determined with the size of a dog's kennel. The easiest way to focus on the dimensions of your dog. The height of the dog booth should be 5-6 cm above the pet, the width / depth is approximately equal to the length of the body, plus 10-20 cm in length for the ability to stretch the legs. In general, according to the size of dog booths, the dog handlers have recommendations. They recommend making booths depending on the size of the breed. The data are presented in the table (width / length / height of the booth for the dog are given in centimeters):
|Breed sizes||Width, cm||Length, cm||Height, cm|
|For large dogs (booths for alabai, shepherds)||120||100||100|
|Medium breeds (husky, husky, labrador)||100||80||100|
If your pet does not exceed the average size of its breed, increase the booth is not worth it: it will be difficult to warm it in the winter. We draw attention to the fact that these are internal dimensions, if it is planned to sheath, the dimensions are increased by the wall thickness.
What is the width of the laz
There are also recommendations regarding the width of the manhole. It is determined by the width of the dog's chest. Measure, add 5 cm, get the width of the hole. The height depends on the height of the withers: to the measured value, too, add 5 cm. For the puppy, the lasers are first made small - a little more than the required, as they grow larger.
Laz in the doghouse is not located in the center, but closer to one of the walls. With this structure, the dog will be able to hide from precipitation or wind behind a solid wall, curled up in a protected part. It is often suggested to divide the booth by a partition, making a sort of "tambour" and sleeping area. But hiding in the enclosed compartment, the dog can not control what is happening in the entrusted territory. Many bona fide watchmen do not like to go there. Some, even in the most severe frosts, lie in front of the entrance, not wanting to leave the post. So, the variant presented on a photo with the displaced lazom - optimum.
One more thing: at the entrance to the doghouse there should be 10-15 cm height pegs. It protects the dog lying in front of the entrance from wind and precipitation, prevents snow and rain from blocking inside.
The roof in the booth for the dog can be single-pitched or gable. Odnokatnaya, preferable: it likes to sit / lie not very large animals. So they can control a large area.
One more thing: since there is no heating in the booth, in winter the air in it is heated from the heat released by the body. The larger the volume, the longer the kennel will warm. The gable roof on the doghouse just greatly increases this volume, yielding no other benefit. If you want your dog to be good, make a roof.
If you do not like it in terms of aesthetics, make a ceiling, and on top already the roof itself. Moreover, it is desirable to make it detachable or folding - on hinges. So it will be more convenient to carry out periodic cleaning and disinfection: organic remains are clogged in the crevices, in which fleas breed. Here from them also it is necessary from time to time to process a kennel.
A booth for a dog must necessarily have a floor raised above the ground. To do this, make the feet at least a few centimeters or knock down the frame, which is already covered directly by the floor boards.
In general, if there is an opportunity, dogs prefer to spend time on the street. Therefore it would be nice to make a canopy in front of the doghouse or on the side of it. And to have the opportunity to sit / lie under it - do the flooring.
In this booth there is not a tilt roof, but the front wall, which is also convenient for processing.
The construction of a winter chicken coop can be read here.
What to build and what to insulate
Most often the dog booth is made of wood or wood materials. Wood is preferable - it keeps cool in summer and warm in winter. In it, the dog will quite comfortably carry the winter, if the boards are fitted tightly, there are no crevices, even with a single wall a wooden box is warm. To, by the way, the dog booth has turned out without cracks, use a edging board, sometimes even shpuntovannuyu.
Concrete and brick booths are not the best choice: they spend good heat, they are too hot in summer, very cold in winter. That is why dogs often prefer to spend the night in the open air, and not in a brick kennel.
If the wood is too expensive, use the carcass boards, and everything else can be made from OSB, hardboard, plywood. If you use wood-based sheet material, you may need two of its layers: it is still much thinner than wood and, due to the presence of a binder, has better thermal conductivity (it keeps heat worse). Because in this case, you can think about warming the booth for the winter.
You can heat any suitable material. You can use the remains of the construction of a house, cottage, bath. This can be mineral wool (as in the photo), foam or other material. Warming up with foam, do not overdo it: it does not let in air, and if you hang a veil on your lap, the dog will stop sitting in the booth: air will not be enough for it. Therefore, either leave small slots or provide for some air intake channel.
If you insulate, then the floor and the roof, too. They are also made double, laying the same heater. Too much layer of insulation should not be done: the dog itself can warm up well, besides it has a decent coat. And for her it's worse - a frequent sharp change in temperature than a constant cold. If you want the dog to be warm, hammer for the winter a kennel with straw: it's where you need to tread, excess - they will throw it away. You need to change this bedding twice during the winter.
For the winter, a thick cloth is cut over the lap, cut into fairly thick strips. Two cut noodles are fixed with a shift of the cuts. So it turns out in the booth for the dog does not blow out the wind, and the entrance / exit is free. But to this innovation, some dogs do not immediately get used to and sometimes refuse to go inside.
Outside the booth can be painted, from the inside - no. The canopy and the wall from the wind (one dull one is desirable) is treated with antiseptics. Painting them makes no sense. The main thing is to make a roof without cracks, so that the inside does not swell and blow.
A canopy for firewood or a woodlander is easy to make by hand. How to read here.
Insulated dog booth with own hands
If we talk about the drawings, but no "bells and whistles" to the animal are not needed and too large sizes too. For them it is a burrow, and it is big, by definition, can not be, and it is difficult to heat excess volumes in winter. The house was made with two windproof walls and a small canopy.
First, in size, two pallets were made with support for four square beams, then they were joined together. It turned out a podium on which the floorboards were fixed. The legs in the construction are desirable - the floor will not get wet.
In the corners fixed bars. At the junction, six pieces were obtained: four on the kennel itself, two in front for the windproof walls. At first they made the inner lining, to which was fixed 7 cm of penokleksa, then they were sheathed outside. To ensure that water does not flow into the walls between the boards, the gap is closed on top with a bar of suitable width.
When the outer skin of the wall, which is adjacent to the windproof wall, the boards used whole - so the design is more rigid.
The longest fumbled with the roof. I did not want to do it completely flat, because I made a heated shield, which was fixed to the slightly rounded roof of the dials. It at least turned out without a slope, but due to the sloping form the water flows down without problems. Since it was impossible to tighten it all the same, the film was placed under the slats.
A barrel made of lumber for alabaya from a bar
Immediately say that a dog house was built from the materials left after the construction of the bath. Also it will be put side by side, because in appearance it should resemble the bath itself.
The basis for this booth for the dog lay a drawing with the dimensions of the booth for Alabai. But since the dog is not alabai, the dimensions are made more modest. Corrections were made to the design: a window was made for viewing in the side wall, and a cleaning door for the rear.
First they built and painted a platform - from the remains of logs, which were cut and built. Then the assembly of the booth for the dog was started. At first they rigged, sawed and finished the building and installed it in place - near the bath.
The first crown was laid whole. It forms the pylons and serves as a support for the entire structure. Then cut the bar according to the scheme. Considering that the work experience was already there (the bath was built), the work went on quickly.
Since it was supposed to make the roof a "house", as if on a steam bath next to the dog was warm, they made a ceiling. For him, a sheet of plywood was used. In the beam, a dowel was made, on which a sheet of thick plywood was cut to size. Then they assembled and installed the roof panels.
They were not collected according to the rules - they did not make the roofing system. Since the roof is decorative, they assembled shields, covered them with the remains of soft tiles (also from the construction of the bath remained), then they joined and lined the pediments.
Then they lined the pediments with planks. The slots were closed with boards. The dog booth is ready. Made by own hands for half a day.
Such a construction for a dog of this size will still be large. This booth is designed for larger dogs. The situation can save only the inside partition, which reduces the width.
Another booth for the dog with his own hands is made of OSB, covered with profiled sheet (it is planned to insulate and trim the interior). The assembly process is filmed on video.