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I want to build a dog house for my little dog but don't know if to use plastic or wood. What's a better option?

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I would definitely use wood as the prime material to build a dog house. First and foremost wood will keep your dog warm in the winter. Secondly, it is much easier to build wooden dog houses compared to plastic.

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Can I build my own dog house. I love DIY and the ones in the shops seem really expensive, so I want to give it a try.


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What wood are dog houses made from?


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