So you want to know how to build dog boxes?
Are you tired of worrying about your dogs while carting them around in the back of your pickup or van?
Below are some ideas for creating a custom built truck dog box for the number of dogs you wish to transport.
Isn't this a beauty? See here for more details regarding this custom designed dog box (or travel cage as he calls it) by John K. Dunn of Fresno, California.
Planning helps you design dog boxes for dog comfort, safety and convenience. An important thing to remember is to avoid obscuring visibility from the driver's rear view mirror(s).
First measure out how much space your vehicle will accommodate.
Also figure out how much room each of your dogs will need.
Things to consider:
Once you have found the answers to the above questions, you will be ready to find a set of truck box plans to adapt to your situation or contact someone to custom build them for you.
We were very impressed by John's design of the truck box he built for his dog Sam. Here is how he describes it:
Made Sam a new cage:
If you'd like to contact John, you can reach him at 559-351-4078 or Jack_nomoore@comcast.net. You can also find him on Facebook.
For a detailed set with photos, here are plans for Miller Outdoors Beagle Dog Box.
We hope that this information on how to build dog boxes was useful to you.
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