If you have a dog and live in your own home, you need think over the place where the pet will live.
In the villages, booths serve as such houses, and in Urban environments require enclosures for dogs.
The four-legged guard will be comfortable in them, and the guests will not they’ll be afraid to come to you, and you don’t need to keep it on a leash – who will like it.
At night, of course, it’s worth releasing a pet so that guests, but no longer called, have not entered your territory.
Dog enclosures – this is not just a part of the site, fenced mesh netting. This is, in fact, the home of the pet, where she should be comfortable. She will spend most of the day in the aviary hide from sunshine, rain and frost, walk, eat, relieve the natural need to rest, take a walk
- 1 Requirements for enclosures for dogs
- 2 Aviary sizes
- 3 Build an aviary on your own
- 4 Useful Tips
Dog Aviary Requirements
Aviaries for dogs (photos are provided for reference) – this is not just part of the site, fenced with a mesh netting. This is essentially dog’s home.
Therefore, anyhow they do not build it. Must be comfortable first turn to your dog.
She will spend most of the day in the aviary, hiding from sunlight, rain and frost, walk, eat, celebrate natural need to relax, take a walk.
Therefore, you need to choose a place where the aviary will be placed for dogs, its size should correspond to the size of the breed.
- You should choose a place away from business buildings (stables, barn, summer kitchen, cesspool), so that odors, noise, debris do not reach in the pet’s home. The same applies to distance from the roads – not worth it shatter the nervous system of dogs with noise from the track, because your he is not in danger. Standard aviary is organized on 500 meters away from sources of irritation. But it concerns village houses. If we are talking about urban private homes, then usually limited to a distance of 10-15 meters.
- The enclosure should be dry and should not drain into it in the spring. melted snow from all over the site. It’s good if they’ll grow nearby trees giving a natural shadow. Shrubs are less preferred since they will close the review of the dog.
The material for the aviary can be different: brick, wooden boards, plates. But the net-chain-link is more often used – the dog sees everyone and can quickly respond to an invasion. Do not forget about the gate – the owner needs to somehow get into the aviary
- The height of the fence surrounding the barrier must be at least 2.5 meters. And your dog does not jump, and strangers do not inside climb up.
- It is desirable that the enclosures for dogs are lit at night (at least part of it).
- The material for the aviary can be different: brick, wooden boards, plates. But the net-chain-link is more often used – the dog sees everyone and can quickly respond to an invasion. Do not forget about the gate – the owner needs to somehow get into the aviary. Although about grids have doubts – read on.
So that the dog does not undermine, like Beethoven from the same name the movie, around the aviary need a blind area.
However, you can do with a metal grill, laid flat on the ground under the fence itself.
Be sure to provide a place for the booth in the aviary and a canopy where the dog can take shelter from rain and snow.
The windy side must be blank to protect the pet from the wind.
Sometimes a dog house looks almost better than a house the hosts
The sizes of the enclosure are dictated by the dimensions of the dog.
There is a certain minimum in the area that allows pets in an aviary feel comfortable, free and confidently.
The main thing is that one of the sides should be at least 2 meters across extent.
See table to find out how to Build or buy dog enclosures.
Data are for animals that are almost full day carried out in aviaries.
|Dog height (withers height)||Minimum Aviary Area|
|1 dog||2 dogs||Dog with puppies|
|Breeds up to 45-50 cm||From 6 sq. m||From 9 sq. m||From 9 sq. m|
|Breeds from 51-65 cm||From 8 sq. m||From 12 sq. m||From 12 sq. m|
|Breeds from 66 cm and above||From 10 square meters m||From 15 sq. m||From 15 sq. m|
If the dog in the aviary sits only during the day and in the evenings and nights let out into the yard, the area can be made smaller.
Dog lock for three pets
We build an aviary on our own
Do-it-yourself aviary for a dog – work that does not require engineering training.
Therefore, how to drive pillars into the ground and hang a gate, we will not tell – almost everyone knows and knows how Man.
And here are practical tips for arranging the floor, walls, booths will be useful – so you can provide all the details.
Floors in the aviary
Usually aviaries are built simply on the ground. But if it comes to civilized place for a dog, then such a floor is not practical.
In winter, the ground freezes, and the paws of the animal can freeze.
In the spring and fall, during the rainy season, there will be so much dirt in the aviary that you hardly want to let out run around the yard.
Therefore, it is better to make the floor concrete, brick, tiled, asphalt or wood.
The exception is cement floor. It’s cold in any weather (cold is contained inside), which means there is a risk of rheumatism in dogs.
Stone or wooden floors are easier to keep clean.
When building an aviary, you can use this scheme
Wood floor feature
The tree decays, so under the flooring it is worth making a gap of 5 cm for ventilation (according to this principle, floors are laid on terrace) and as protection against the penetration of various insects from land.
Track the quality of the boards – they should be perfect planed, dried, without knots, so that splinters do not even accidentally hit the paws of the pet.
Above we have already mentioned the mesh netting for walls.
It is worth considering that the dog, if it is active and has a strong character, she can try to bite through the grid, ruining the your own teeth or knock her out in a jump.
Therefore, if you decide to make an aviary with your own hands, think about other material for the walls.
A lattice fence made of pipes, albeit small in diameter.
The pipes are cemented every 5 cm if the song is very as big as a cairn terrier, Wolfspitz, mittelschnauzer, or every 10 cm if your guard from large dog breeds, like Leonberger, Cane Corso, Hovawart or Groenendael.
This is for one of the walls that open the view to happening in the yard.
Other walls can be made dull, in any case, whether one two.
To do this, use wood panels, decking, flat slate.
You can attach an aviary to the brick wall of the garage, but there is a risk that the dog will perceive the wall as a tree during a walk.
It is worth considering that the dog, if it is active and has a strong character, can try to bite through the grid, thereby ruining yourself teeth or knock her out in a jump
The requirements for the wooden wall are the same as for the floor – board must be dry, smoothly planed, without knots, processed decay preventants.
Boards are fastened, like a laminate (grooves + ridges), additionally reinforced with screws.
Do not forget to pre-drill holes for them, otherwise the board may crack.
Important! To under deaf wooden no fungus forms on the wall; leave a small gap between it and gender.
Entrance to the Aviary
To make an aviary for a dog and not provide an entrance to it is nonsense.
The entrance, that is, the gate, should not be deaf – you should see dog when you come up.
So, you need to install it on the side of the lattice wall – usually this is the front side.
The door must open inward so that the animal cannot pop out.
The castle is needed not only outside the aviary. Provide a heck or deadbolt inside.
Fashionable pool enclosure
There are no special requirements for the roof. It is covered and bituminous. materials, and corrugated board, and slate, and metal tile.
The main thing is that the walls of the enclosure withstood the roof + pressure precipitation: rain, snow, foliage.
The roof must be installed at an angle so that water flows but did not linger.
How to build an aviary for a dog is already clear. Left equip it from the inside: make a booth, put a feeder and drinker.
A feeder with a drinking bowl is better to put not on the floor, at 20 centimeter stand.
So the bowl will not crawl on the floor, and the dog will not have to constantly bend over.
A booth is your pet’s shelter, so it should be spacious enough for the dog to rest in it.
Dog enclosures can look very attractive, performing not only the function of housing for the pet, but also decorating your garden
Drafts should not walk in the kennel. If you live in northern or windy areas, you will need to insulate the walls of the booth by making them double and with a heater inside.
For the same reason, a tarp curtain is hung on the door. The roof of the booth should be flat, slightly tilted and removable.
Firstly, dogs like to lie on the roof, and secondly, removable the roof makes it easier to clean the doghouse and to care for the dog, if got sick.
Allows the area of the enclosure – make the dog summer flooring, so how hot it can be in a booth.
The dog should feel comfortable in its aviary. But not forget to let her out for a walk sometimes
The location of the aviary depends on the area of residence.
So, in the northern strip, the aviary is recommended to turn open side to the south, in hot areas – to the northeast, in moderate climate – to the southeast.
Choose an aviary and a booth in it based on the size of the dog
The size of the booth is determined by the standards of the dog.
- Height is the height of the dog + 10 cm
- Width is the length of the dog + paws + 10 cm
- Depth – paw length + length from nose to withers + 15 cm
- Laz – chest width + 10 cm
Here is another version of a beautiful dog enclosure
Do not make the booth and aviary too spacious. In the booth the dog is just resting, and in the aviary she will only love the front part, watching life in “freedom.”
Aviary for dogs: do-it-yourself pet house
Aviaries for dogs are the same as a house for a person. Therefore he should be comfortable for the pet, spacious. Buy or build yourself – which is easier and more interesting? You decide.