DIY: Open Air Dog House

openairdoghouseI 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!

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