101 Different Ways to Build Homes and Pens for your Animals
A Complete Step-by-step GuideBook - 2011
Animals need their own space, and nowhere is this more apparent that for those who own multiple animals. When not given their own private space to be alone in many animals, especially dogs and livestock will become overly territorial, marking space, and fighting with other animals or even humans for a place to call their own. Yet many owners put off or overlook the need for building homes for their animals because they think it might be too hard or time consuming. That could not be further from the truth however and this book aims to prove just that. Written for every pet and livestock owner who has sighed or groaned at the prospect of building a home for their animals, this book shows you 101 different ways you can cut cost and time effectively build a viable home for your animals. You will learn in this book how to create homes from scratch for dozens of different kinds of animals. First and foremost you will learn how to assess the needs of your animals according to breed and personality, from indoor domesticated pets to outdoor livestock. You will learn what features these homes need to match your animals according to size, feeding habits, gender, whether you have more than one, and whether they will be bred or not. You will learn which building materials are best for which breeds homes and how these materials can be purchased and used by yourself at home. Experts ranging from dog and cat breeders to small farmers have been interviewed for this book to learn more about their experiences with animal homes and they have provided a number of insights into how these homes can and should be built. More than 101 different plans and methods for home building will be laid out for you in detailed methods that allow you to effectively start building these homes and seeing to the specific needs of every animal in your home or on your farm.
Publisher: Ocala, Fla. : Atlantic Pub. Group, c2011
Branch Call Number: 636.0831 LaTour
Characteristics: 288 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: One hundred one different ways to build homes and pens for your animals