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    How to build a dog house - Dogs and puppies

    Articlegeneral dog adviceTuesday 28 February 2012
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    To build a dog house requires you to first think of what kind will be most appropriate for your dog.

    You could build anything from a simple and basic dog house, right up to the more extravagant dog horse. Gather your materials and start with a diagram. For advice on building a dog house, read on. You will need:

    • Hammer
    • Nails
    • Paint
    • Pencil
    • Ruler
    • Shingles
    • Tape Measure
    • Wood

    To start to build a dog house make sure you have measured the pieces you will cut properly. The foundation should be your first piece, as it is at the bottom.

    The dog house should have a stable and firm foundation that is resistant to all weathers. This will prevent wood from getting saturated by rain water.

    Before you begin the actual construction, paint the pieces as this will prove easier. Before you start to nail the pieces together double check your measurements are absolutely correct with the use of a tape measure. Use a manual or electric hammer to nail the pieces together.

    To finish building a dog house, cut the roof out as your last piece and nail it firmly down. Once this is done, add some shingles to the roof for extra protection of the wood. To keep your dog warm in his dog house put some hay inside.

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