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: dog house suggestions

DT Tran
03-11-2005, 03:01 PM
anybody have any dog house suggestions for an outside chainlink kennel (kennel is 10'x5')?

i've seen those igloos and the barrel types; i'm not sure if there are any significant differences.


Greg Seddon
03-11-2005, 03:48 PM
DT take a look at Dog Den 2 from K-9 Kondo Inc.

DT check this out for a Kennel

Thomas D
03-11-2005, 05:09 PM
I have 2 Dog Den 2's and think they are great.

03-12-2005, 09:59 PM

DT Tran
03-26-2005, 11:23 PM
thanks for the suggestions.

i think i'll go with the k-9 kondo barrel type; i like the fact that it is elevated to avoid the rain.

03-28-2005, 01:25 PM

$30 seems pricey for just the plans

03-29-2005, 07:06 AM
you can down load plans for free from this site nice house easy to build

03-31-2005, 03:17 PM
Here's a direct link to the plans cited above (PDF reader required)

The only thing they seem to leave out, is ceiling insulation, which is important innorthern climates. I don't put down insulation in the floor, but do use a rubber stall mat for comfort.

If you make the top 36" in width, you can use a single piece of "ice and water barrier" or similar to ensure it won't leak even if flat (or very low pitch). I find that 1/4"/foot is sufficient to prevent pooling of water, but still allows the dog to lay on top.

I personally don't hinge the roof, just make it lift off. I run 5/4 x 4 trim board. This allows me to prop the roof up on 2" blocks in the summer for ventilation, but still have rain protection.

If you've got a chewer, you'll need to put metal edging on outside corners--wallboard L trim works well and is inexpensive.

Here's a look at the type of inside I build:

And some additional plans (you are looking at the back corner):

Hope that helps.