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I never had any experience of leaving a dog outside.Please tell me is this for security reasons like a watchdog or what?I always kept mine or liked to to have them in the house in the hub of the society.Not intended in anyway as a criticism just we do things different here leaving dogs out side seems to be very popular in the states I wonder why.Alistair
 

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Very nice. As a suggestion, you may want to make a small walled off area in there. Dogs actually prefer small spots where they can curl up. They have a natural denning instinct.
 

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Looks like it's walled off in the final pic.

This is great. I was recently talking to a friend and he was asking if I would help him build something like this over the summer. We're in Illinois so it will be super-insulated. Probably even the floor. Nice to have a visual now. I'll have to show it to him and see what he says. Did you have any kind of a plan to start with?
 

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Thanks for the comments… one thing that isn't showing is there is a partition wall inside… or a wind wall so the dog actually goes down a short hall and turns right into the inter box.

Also Scotsman, his dog is an inside/outside dog. He sleeps outside at night so he can get up and do his business without having to wake the family.
 

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Sorry Michaelray… I didn't see your comment. A few years ago I bought some plans for a big 3 dog house (which I build and will post later) and so we modify them. Have a look!

http://www.doghouseplans.com/
 

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Great stuff!!

Is the door large enough for you to fit through? If you're anything like me … it's nice to plan ahead :)
 

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That will work, pretty Fancy.

Scotsman (PM sent)
 

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Sorry, didn't see the partition. It does need a fridge stocked with bacon and jerky though.

I'm with NBeener. Sometimes a Plan B for sleeping arrangements would be helpful.
 

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Great looking house! Keep your dog humble though. He may start to think he's high society, up there with Jim and Tammy Baker's pooches. haha
 

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I wish you wouldn't have posted this. Now my wife wants me to make one and we don't have a dog. Either she is hinting about getting a dog or she is making plans for me to sleep in it.
Nice job on your buddy's dog house…...that was a really cool man-friend thing to do together.
 

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Nice job here. Sounds well thought-out with the wind wall.

What did you use for insualtion, polystyrene panels cut to fit between the 2x?
 

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This is a nice looking doghouse. Would I be correct in assuming the roof is hinged for easy access?

I've been thinking of something like this for our dogs. Mine would need to be suited for hot summers and a couple weeks of cold weather. I was thinking of making shutters for windows that could be opened to allow a breeze in summer and closed to block the wind in winter.
 

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Nice dog house. Hope it's not for a poodle. ;)
 

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Here I thought you build this insulated dog house for when you're in the dog house. I guess your dog is living like a Tiger….LOL…nice build lucky dog…BC
 

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What no deck out front to lay out on in nice weather lol, Outstanding dog house project i'd give it two paws up , all dogs need one just to hang out in outside, even if house dogs
 

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Nice looking dog house. When I had my hunting dogs in ND I always had that inside wall as others have suggested. If you do make another one someday, you might want to insullate the floor if you did not do so and keep the dog house off the grond. That way the dog is not getting the moisture from the ground. Also have the roof lift off or a trap door in case Fido drags something in the house you need to get out.

God Bless
tom
 
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