Pick a dry, level spot in your yard with good drainage and partial shade for your dog's comfort.
Choose a Location
You'll need treated lumber, plywood, metal roofing panels, concrete, hardware cloth, nails, and paint or stain.
Construct a sturdy frame from 2x4s for the walls and floor. Make sure to include a sloped roof for rain runoff.
Build the Frame
Use plywood to enclose the walls while allowing for ventilation. Hang a gate for easy entry and exit.
Add the Walls
Fasten corrugated metal roofing panels over the frame to provide weather protection.
Install the Roof
Pour a concrete floor for durability or use treated plywood sealed against moisture.
Add the Floor
Customize with a dog door, windows, insulation, lighting, bedding, bowls and other accessories.