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    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.

    thanks
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    DT take a look at Dog Den 2 from K-9 Kondo Inc.
    www.k-9kondo.com

    DT check this out for a Kennel
    http://www.optionsplus.com/

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    I have 2 Dog Den 2's and think they are great.
    Tom Dorroh

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hxman
    http://www.doghouseplans.com/
    $30 seems pricey for just the plans

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    dt
    you can down load plans for free from this site
    www.animalhumanesociety.org nice house easy to build
    oc
    retired -less money - more wife

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    Here's a direct link to the plans cited above (PDF reader required)

    http://animalhumanesociety.org/PDF/doghouse_plan.pdf

    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.


    VT

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