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Insulated dog house

  • January 14, 2018


Needed a warm place for two labs during cold winter months. One lab getting old and needed to be able to come and go as needed couldn’t be crated at night.

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  • Those have got to be two happy dogs! This is a great idea!
    By RYOBI NATION, on January 15, 2018

  • Great looking doghouse! Looks like you may have hinged the roof for access? What did you use for the windows? Did you hide ventilation somewhere?
    By user9375, on February 9, 2018
    • Yes the top is hinged so I have better access to cleaning it out. I used some 1/4” clear polycarbonate for the windows
      By Archer100, on February 10, 2018

  • I love it. I really like the windows in it. I wish I would have thought to put windows in mine when I built it.
    By jpg77777, on February 13, 2018
    • I think the dogs like the windows too. I have often seen them staying in the house where its warm and watch me through the window as I go out to the shop, only venturing out if they know I am doing something in the yard.
      By Archer100, on February 14, 2018

  • Very cool! You plan to add a heat source?
    By Shrub0, on February 13, 2018
    • I put a 'Hound Heater' dog heater in it along with a Wireless (Bluetooth) Temperature/Humidity gauge. I had no idea how affective the insulation was going to be and how much the dogs own body heat would contribute to the temperature. Turns out that I have not had to turn the heater on at all to keep a comfortable temp. I expect it would need to get down into the low teens before I would need to turn it on. Unfortunately my attempts to protect the Wireless gauge fell short and one of the dogs chewed it up ($25.00 down the drain). At least is served its purpose before it got mauled.
      By Archer100, on February 14, 2018

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Insulated dog house

by Archer100
Jan 14, 2018

Needed a warm place for two labs during cold winter months. One lab getting old and needed to be able to come and go as needed couldn’t be crated at night.