One of the key elements to building a good dog house is in the plan. Now if you don't have a good plan your best efforts will fall short. You can often find a free dog house building plan if you know where to look. But if you can afford it have a professional draw one up for you with the specific things that you want and need for your dog. The biggest draw back to a free dog house building plan is that you have to go with what you find. Of course if you like the plan you can
always get it slightly modified if that is all you want to do. When working with wood you must make sure that it has been treated so that it is bug resistant. Cedar wood makes for great dog houses. But even if you don't choose cedar wood or any wood for that matter, the plan is where you need to begin. With a good plan you can work out a good budget to be sure that you will be able to finish what you start. Keep in mind that what ever budget you propose in the end you will go over. It is almost one of the surest things in life. You plan, you prepare, you do your best to save and scrimp on the pennies but still you go over. However if you have started good then hopefully you won't go over too much. And you will be able to finish a lovely dog house
, which you and your pet will enjoy and all the neighbors will envy.