I like this idea of a DIY dog shelter with shade and lots of ventilation. Great for the summer. It’s just meant as a cool spot, not as year round shelter. (I think most dogs, if not all, should be indoor dogs anyway.)
I do think it needs a little more structural engineering though, since it has weak joints and no cross bracing. If I’m going to the trouble to build something, I want it to last. So I recommend beefing up our own version. Here are some ways you can do that:
Some people think the open air dog house should have a floor, but as the writer of the tutorial says, dogs will most likely prefer to dig a hole to lie in the cool dirt. I know Saffron would!