About The Dog Houses
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Trusted and Proven Design
Our law enforcement dog houses were designed in consultation with veterinarians and K9 handlers to meet the needs of a wide range of dogs and owners. Over the years, we have built dog houses with barn and peak style roofs. Building dog houses with these styles of roofs is an ideal place for wasps, hornets, and other types of insects or animals to congregate and build their nests. When using these styles of roofs, you will not have an inside wind wall which protects the dog in cold and windy weather, and their will also be a large amount of heat loss. It is also not designed with the handler in mind when it comes to cleaning of the house.
This is why our dog house designs have a slightly sloped roof, that is on hinges, which makes cleaning and accessibility to the inside of the house very easy. All our dog houses have a removable wind wall for the comfort of your dog. This removable wind wall is designed for the correct size of your dog, in order for the dog to be able to heat the sleeping area behind the windwall with it's own body heat. Our dog houses are used by in housing all kinds of highly trained canines in areas such as bomb detecting, narcotics, and forensics, as well as search dogs for tracking and crowd control. Many city departments, Ontario Provincial Police, State Police, Fire Marshals, Natural Resources, and Private Security Agencies, use our dog houses. Whether you have a professional service K-9 valued at thousands of dollars, a working, hunting, herding dog, or a family pet who watches over the yard, this would be the best and most proven dog house that you could have, to protect your dog in all weather conditions.
Suitable for all Climates
Our dog houses are presently in use throughout many different countries all over the world, such as Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, and across the United States. This dog house has been proven suitable in any climate. The K-9 Law Enforcement dog house can be adjusted to match the weather condition of where you are located. In areas where the summers are hot and humid, raise the hinged roof to let the warm air out and draw the fresh air in, while still providing your dog with a comfortable area of shade. This small task creates ample air flow for your dog and even though the roof is raised, this cannot be detected if you're looking at the house. The dog will still be able to get on top of the roof, when it is raised, without causing any harm to the structure.
In the cold winter months, insert the wind wall, and lower the roof. The wind wall breaks the wind and creates a smaller space inside the house that your dog can easily warm with it's own body heat. It is imperative that your dog house is sized to match your dog, so he or she sleeps in a space small enough that he or she is able to heat.
Construction of the Dog Houses
A dog house has to be structurally sound to protect your dog. Our designs are slightly elevated off the ground, keeping the floor safe from moisture. The hinged roof opens and closes easily, so cleaning the inside of the dog house is quick and simple. You can use paint or stain to protect the outside. The roof is slanted, so water drains away on rainy days, but is still flat enough, so that your dog can keep watch, or take a nap on top of the dog house, when the weather is suitable. This dog house is fully insulated on the floor, roof and walls. It is constructed like a house you or I would live in. Once completed, this beautiful dog house will last for many many years. This will most likely be the last dog house you will have to build. All our dog house blueprints also come with the instructions for an optional outside kennel attachment. If you already have an existing kennel, this option allows you to attach the dog house to the outside of the kennel. Using this method will still give your dog the full use of the kennel area, and also allow him to have the best dog house available. Connecting the dog house to an existing kennel is easy.
No special woodworking skills are required. A few common tools are all you will need. With a hammer, square, handsaw (or skillsaw), a jigsaw, and a drill, you will have all the tools you need to construct your dog house. Paint or stain the outside whatever color you or your dog would like, or, build the "deluxe version" and surround the outside of the dog house in attractive tongue and groove pine, for the look of a stained, natural wood exterior. Step by step instructions for building both the regular dog house and the deluxe dog house are included with each set of dog house plans, for the size and model you choose.
How Many Dogs Do You Have?
Our 2 dog and 3 dog designs arose from the requirements of handlers who needed more than one dog with different skills for different kinds of work, yet wanted to keep the dogs in one place. The 2 dog/1 door, and the 3 dog/1 door designs have the same removable wind wall our 1 dog/1 door houses have. Due to the fact that not all dogs get along, you may want to keep your dogs separated. This is where the 2 dog/2 door is the answer for you. This model has two doors and a removable wind wall for each dog, with an additional center partition wall to keep the dogs separated. This center wall is also removable in case your dogs solve their dispute or you want to house a different pair of dogs in the future. All 2 dog or 3 dog doghouses have the same insulation, hinged roof, and the other features as our 1 dog/1 door model. So, if you have one dog, two dogs, or three dogs, these versatile tested and proven dog houses are what you require to meet both your needs and your pets needs.