Our free dog house plans show
ideas for dog houses that will give your dog a comfortable place to
stay, out of the sleet, rain, snow and hot sun, and keep him healthy
for longer. If a dog is not well treated it may well take up with bad
behaviour such as prowling the neighbourhood, marauding and sheep
killing if not given a good kennel to sleep in.
The conduct and attitude of a roughly used, half starved dog, is
entirely different from that of a well fed, and decently kept dog, and
every one who keeps a dog, should certainly take pains to treat him
well, and thoroughly train him.
A dog house of some kind should be provided, which the animal will
recognize as his home, and the more comfortable this is made, the more
content he will be, not to mention the fact that he will be more free
from disease and other parasites if he doesn't have to sleep rough.
Dog House Plans for Kennel 7 feet x 3.6 feet
The kennel shown here, is seven
feet long, by three feet six inches wide, and has two doors, one
opening inward, and one outward.
The latter door is provided with a bell, by which the owner can tell
when the dog goes out at night.
In summer one door may be used for ventilation, but in the winter both
should be let down.
The manner of making a very neat kennel is shown. The bottom is two
feet six inches by four feet, and from this to the top of the roof it
is three feet nine inches. The door has an arched top and should be of
any size from eight by twelve inches, up to twelve by twenty-two
inches, to suit the size of the dog. It is painted light brown, with
the corners, base, and window planks painted darker. Brackets may be
placed beneath the cornice molding.
Dog House Plans for a Cheap Kennel
A cheap and equally serviceable
dog house is
shown to the right. It has a floor the same size as
the dog house above. It is three feet four inches high in front, and
the roof has a fall of eight inches.
A cheaper kennel can be made by taking a square box, three by four
feet, and cutting a door in one end. During winter, if the kennel be in
an exposed situation, tack a piece of heavy carpeting over the door on
the inside, so that it will cover the entire doorway. Where several
dogs are kept, a roomy kennel and yard should be provided, in which to
Dog House Plans for a Kennel and Exercise Yard
A dog yard with kennel is shown below. It is roomy, so as to admit of
exercise, well shaded, and furnished with water, and a sleeping house.
A water tank is indispensable, and generally there should be a place
Concrete Kennel Plans
not your woodworking project, but I thought I would throw this one in
here anyway. This is a concrete kennel that has been built for a large
dimensions and the manner of making the forms for the concrete, and
the location for the bolts to hold the plate and rafters, are shown in
Dog House Plans for a Concrete