If Fido or Lassie is getting too out of hand inside the house, or you just want to show her all the ways you love her, this is the How-to for you.
Bigger isn't better. Make sure the house is just big enough so she can walk in without bumping her head on a low doorway, turn around, and lie down, dogs like a cozy feeling, but you might want to make it a tad bigger if your dog is a toy monster.
Make sure the floor and walls are sturdy. So your dog wont find herself sitting on cold, damp earth with wind blowing in at her.
Make sure no nails protrude and the wood is smooth and splinter-free.
Put a canvas or a clear plastic flap over the door so rain and wind won't come in.
The roof has to be slanted so snow and rain will slide off it.
Put the house in an elevated spot so rain won't come puddling in.
Give her some nice bedding, an old blanket on top of some pine straw works great. But remember to change the pine straw once every two weeks and wash the blanket every three.
Make sure you place it under some type of shade so it won't turn into a miserable hothouse in the summer.
Keep fresh water nearby.
It needs to be painted with at least two coats of nontoxic paint. If you want, write the dog's name above the doorway with nontoxic paint.
It needs to be in a fenced yard to keep the dog safe.
Don't chain her to the house, she needs to know that the house is pleasureable.
All the painting needs to be done in NONTOXIC paint.