Build a doggone good dog house heater using simple tools and very little in the way of supplies.
This dog house heater will warm the inside of the dog house to about 20-30 degrees warmer than the outside temperature. Treat your dog right and help keep him warm in the winter months. This heater in combination with straw makes for a comfortable doggy home. Check out my dog art gifts:
00:13 Find old paint can (make sure it's cleaned out) and drill holes in the can and lid.
00:16 Paint it flat black.
00:47 Wire the romex cable to the light fixture.
01:02 Run cable through bottom of can.
01:09 Hook up other end of romex cable to male plug adapter.
02:11 Go inside dog house and screw can to interior of dog house – as high up as you can get it (basically out of the way of the dog when he is lying in the dog house).
02:29 Now run the romex cable out of the back of the dog house.
02:35 Now plug it in and it should work. Also, remember to route the extension cord up high or maybe even underground to keep it away from the chewers. For my dog, I ran the cord up high around a tree and then over to the deck where I plugged it in.
Supplies I used:
• Romex cable 12-2 G
• Paint can (buy a new empty one)
• Light fixture
• Male plug adapter (purchased this at Lowe's)
• Light bulb (40-60watt)
Tools you will need:
• Wire cutters and wire strippers (or some type of utility blade)
This dog house heater was simple to make and I made it in about an hour.
Also, if you love dogs like I do, then check out some of my gag cartoons involving dogs and you might even like some of the gifts these cartoons are attached to. 🙂
Dog Lover gifts: