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Build a doghouse
Your dog probably has the run of the house, but consider building him a personal sanctuary: a doghouse he can call his own. You'll particularly enjoy it if you spend time outdoors, where you can watch your pet enjoy his new digs. Before you begin looking at doghouses, consider where you'll build it. Find a spot in the shade where the structure will be out of the sunlight and protected from strong winds. The location should provide a good foundation for the house to rest on, with well-drained, level soil. Ideally, it'll be located with easy access to the house or patio, so you'll be able to know when your favorite friend has taken up residence and when the water bowl needs a refill.
By Gene and Katie Hamilton, Tribune Content Agency
June 23, 2014