When considering adopting or acquiring a dog, it is essential to consider these needs; dogs are amiable animals. They love our company, but leaving them alone for the day, whether for work or grocery, is inevitable. That’s why it’s essential to separate a corner of the house to be the dog’s room, where it feels safe and comfortable with all the objects he needs.
The pet room is proving to be an architectural trend that more and more dog owners worry about when purchasing a property. Planning a specific environment for the pet to live in is the best way to guarantee privacy to the tutor at certain times and, simultaneously, offer fun and comfort to the four-legged best friend.
This article will teach you simple and practical ways to do a dog room divider.
How Do You Separate A Dog’s Room?
Look for places where you notice that your dog likes to stay and where he feels comfortable, and often, these places can be under furniture or in your bed. In these cases, make a room division within the room of the house in which the dog spends more time. If you have a spare room at home, you can use it to set up a space for your buddy, as long as the dog adapts to the place. Backyards and balconies also make great pet rooms, but they must be screened and fenced to prevent accidents and escapes and protect against possible storms and winds. If you live in an apartment, don’t worry, there are versatile options for smaller places, such as spaces integrated into planned furniture.
If you are looking for something as simple as a doghouse, check out this article, “dog den ideas,” and learn how to build a den and make it cozy for your dog.
After defining where the dog room will be, it is crucial to take some precautions to avoid accidents. Do not leave curtains and rugs in the pet room, as the dog can get hurt when tangled in the curtains, or it may want to use them as a toy and end up destroying the objects, which can cause serious problems. Another care is not to leave appliances and electronics plugged into the socket in the dog room, as the animal can get tangled up in the wires or even get a shock. Also, leave only essential furniture in place to avoid accidents when bumping into or getting on and off.
The room will be a special place for your dog so that no essential items can be missing, such as a bed, feeder, water fountain, and a place for waste such as newspapers and toilet rugs. Remember that your dog’s bathroom should be away from the area where he feeds and drinks water. In addition to the essential items, you can put toys to stimulate your cognition and instincts healthily and playfully.
How Do You Make A Simple Room Divider?
Naturally, care is tiny when we talk about these beloved pets, which means thinking about everything that can make their lives easier and better. We know that at times we cannot be present caring and playing. Because of this, we must ensure a safe and appropriate place for them to spend their time in the best possible way. There are several reasons to use a room divider. The main ones are:
- Avoid dog fights when we are not present
- Separate the dogs at mealtimes
- Provide a specific place for the dog so that he feels safe and comfortable
- Avoid accidents with furniture and personal objects
- Prevent the dog from pooping and peeing around the house
- Keep the house clean and organized
What Can I Use Instead Of A Room Divider?
Several options exist for delimiting these spaces if you need to divide a space wider or irregularly. Check out some dog room divisors.
- Gate: Gates are the simplest way to separate the rooms in the house and delimit the circulation space. They can be made of various materials, such as plastic, iron, wood, and fabric. There are already several options on the market, and they usually have an affordable price. The advantage of this room divider is its practicality, ease of installation, and versatility, as it can be removed and moved quickly. The central negative aspect is that the gates can only be used in places with openings such as doors, stairs, or small spaces.
- Pens: Dog pens are the complete option to separate dog rooms, as they have all sides, and some even have doors and roofs, which prevent escapes and make it easier to put dogs in and out of the pen. As with gates, you can find fences in various materials on the market, but it is also possible to DIY at home with multiple types of materials, and the advantage is that you can make it any size and shape that suits you.
- Transport box: Transport crates are simple and practical solutions for those who don’t have much space to store their dog’s items but want to delimit the circulation space and leave it with a corner just for it.
How Do You Make An Indoor Dog Gate?
The simplest and most practical way to divide the room is using internal gates that can be purchased at pet shops or on the internet, and these gates are usually used in pre-established spaces, such as doors and stairs. But you can also use recyclable materials such as pallets, pet bottles, and PVC pipes. Check out how to make a pet gate with PVC pipes.
- 4 pieces of 1″ PVC pipes (the measure will vary according to the width of the gap you want to block: the width is 4″ less than the gap and the height according to the size of the dog – on average, 25″ tall)
- PVC pipe cutter or hand saw
- 4 1″ PVC ‘T’ connectors
- Malleable steel wire mesh (with a height equal to or greater than the desired height of the gate)
- Metal cutters or wire cutters
- Nylon cable ties
- 2 strong tension rods (2 to 4″ longer than the PVC frame)
How To Do It: Structure With Pipes
First, measure the space where the gate will go, then cut two pieces of PVC about 10 cm smaller than the width of the gap you measured. These two pieces will serve as horizontal bars for the gate. Do the same for the vertical bars. Cut two parts, on average, with 65 cm.
Cutting can be done with a PVC pipe cutter, or a hand saw.
Assemble the four rectangular PVC pieces, as shown in the images below, joining them in the corners with PVC connectors in the form of a ‘T.’ The pipe structure is ready!
How To Make It: Grid With Wire Mesh
Cut two sheets of wire mesh dimensions slightly smaller than the pipe frame. Place the gate on the ground, sandwiching it between the two sheets of wire, then secure the wire mesh to the pipe frame using the nylon cable ties. The clamps were placed approximately every 4″.
Finally, insert the retractable rods through the upper and lower barrels until the ends come out of the ‘T’ connectors. Remember that these rods must be 2 to 4″ longer than the PVC structure, so they contract enough to keep the gate in place.
Then just put the gate in place, and that’s it!
ATTENTION! Remember that if your pet is prone to chewing on the wire mesh, this material may not be a suitable option for covering the gate. Instead, try using fabric and placing it on the top and bottom of the gate, like a curtain rod. The material may discourage your dog from chewing on the gate as there will be fewer openings for him to enter.