Summary: Best doghouse I have ever seen. My dogs are destructive and have chewed 3 doghouse apart. This one is perfect. Toasty warm in the winter. I use it with a heater because one of my dogs is short haired (boxer). I wish i would have bought i t first and saved the expense of 3 destroye dog houses.....My beagle mix loves sleeping on top of it.
K-9 Kondo's Super Dog Den 3 Dog House Kit---- 12-24-2010 Reviewed: September 5, 2011
By: ROBERT REEVES from TNBest doghouse I have ever seen. My dogs are destructive and have chewed 3 doghouse apart. This one is perfect. Toasty warm in the winter. I use it with a heater because one of my dogs is short haired (boxer). I wish i would have bought i t first and saved the expense of 3 destroye dog houses.....My beagle mix loves sleeping on top of it.
K-9 Kondo's Super Dog Den 3 Dog House Kit---- 10-06-2007 Reviewed: September 7, 2011
By: Mark Foley from UT
2 dogs: short hair pointers. Hunting dog.
Well insulated, a little hard to put together though.
After time the sheet metal top seems to be rusting which I think is way to premature. It should not be doing this considering my houses have a cover over them.
Super Dog Den 3 Reviewed: September 2, 2011
By: Ken Johnson
2 dogs: American Bulldogs. Pet. Competition dog.
At first both dogs didn't seem to like but as the weather got warmer both dogs have gotten use to it and use quite a bit. I have another home made dog house that they use but the dog den was definately a great purchase. Both my dogs are large and ruff on everthing and the dog den has held up.
K-9 Kondo's Super Dog Den 3 Dog House Kit---- 10-01-2010 Reviewed: September 2, 2011
By: David Gooden from WV
4 dogs: German Shorthair and English Setter. Hunting dog.
Steve- I am sorry to say that I just spent two Saturdays rebuilding the K9 Condo I purchased from you in 2009. I called your staff earlier and they gave me a type paint to put on it and I painted it. I have male dogs and they urinated on the galvanized metal and it has rusted badly. Big holes came into the the bottom inside medal panel and sharp jaged edges were sticking up and cutting the dogs. I noticed loose insulation in the box and took off the lid and there was the big hole in the center of the panel the diameter of about a foot with the nasty edges. I contacted your staff and got the purchase date and then I called the manufacturer and he stated they did not cover rust. He gave me a quote for new panels which would have been over $100 including shipping and I would have to do the labor. So I found 1/8 aluminum sheets and made new panels and put them in the bottom and sides of the condo and put aluminum flashing around the sides for added protection. In addition to buying new and replacing the insulation in the bottom and sides where needed. If you wish I can take pictures of the panels. I have them stored in my garage. They look terrible! I have been telling every birddog buddy I know -if you have male dogs-about this inconvenience. I am not happy about spending my dog training Saturdays working on the rusted up metal dog box. The box I ordered from you recently for my female dogs is super and looks good. Went together like a snap and very satisfied with it.
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The unique 12"x15" metal door provides easy access for most dogs up to 110 lbs.
Super Insulated: 27% more insulation that any other manufactured dog house. K-9 Kondo puts more insulation where it's most needed, in the ceiling -- one full inch of insulating foam. Walls and floor are 3/4 inch foam sandwiched between exterior metal and interior plastic layers.
UV Protected Metal Exterior Walls and Plastic Interior: The UV protected exterior will protect your dog for years. Nothing to rot and it's easy to clean and disinfect.
Removable Lid: The lid removes easily for cleaning and to change bedding.
Chew Proof: Your dog cannot chew this dog house.
Roomy: The Super Den 3 measures 34" long x 34" wide x 24" high.
4 1/2 Inch Door Lip: Keeps bedding inside better than any competitor.
Popular "Kennel Door": Swings both ways and locks open for summer ventilation (just insert the locking pin through the rain shield and the two notches in the door). No chewable flaps that channel water inside. Even stops wind driven rain!
Strong and Lightweight: The most abusive dog can't hurt the Super Den 3.
5-Year Manufacturer Guarantee: K-9 Kondo will replace any part that fails due to defect or chewing for 5 years from time of purchase.
Assembly Required. Allow 2-3 hours assembly time.
A Rivet Gun which can be purchased at most hardware stores for $10-$20 is required.
The optional support frame requires one treated 2 X 4 - not included.
PLEASE NOTE: Allow 2-3 hours for assembly of kit. If you are not comfortable in your ability to assemble please consider purchasing the Dog Den II instead. Returns on partially assembled kits cannot be accepted.
Step 1 -- Construct a support frame from pressure treated 2 x 4 lumber as shown in fig. 1. A=31 1/4" B=26 5/8" C=33 3/4" Use a screwdriver to lift the six metal floor tabs to form a right angle with the floor. Also lift the tab near the front tab. This tab helps hold the inside floor in place. Attach parts A & C to the floor by inserting one sheet metal screw through each tab into the wood as shown in fig. 1. Insert one deck screw through parts C & A into part B. Attach the chew guards to the ends of the 2 x 4 lumber using two screws on each chew guard as shown in fig.1. Do not over tighten.
Step 2 -- Reverse roll the plastic inside wall liner in order to straighten it. Another method is to unroll the plastic and lay it flat in a heated room or in direct sunlight for several hours.
Step 3 -- All wall panels attach to the outside of the floor tabs. Align the pre-punched holes of the left wall panel (has a radius corner on each end) with those on the left tab. Attach the panel to the tab with one rivet in the center hole. Align the remaining pre-punched holes in the wall and floor and reem with a 9/64 bit and attach with rivets. Do this step on all pre-punched holes to insure the best possible fit. Attach the wall panel to the floor tab with rivets.
Step 4 -- Attach the right wall panel to the tab with one rivet in the center hole. Align the punched holes of the right wall panel with those on the right floor tab. Reem each hole with a 9/64 bit and fasten with rivets. See fig. 2.
Step 5 -- Insert the edge of the back wall panel fully into the groove of the right and left wall panel. The panel has a notch on each bottom corner which faces inside the floor. If the groove is too tight, use a screw driver to widen the groove by inserting the tool's wedge along the length of the groove in several places. Align the pre-punched holes of the back panel with the floor tabs, beginning with the center hole, and attach with rivets. Attach the front panel in the same manner as shown in fig. 3.
Step 6 -- Align the pre-punched holes of the door plate, front wall panel, right wall panel, and liner stops. The door plate overlaps the front panel. The rivets connect the door plate, front wall panel, right wall panel, and liner stops shown in fig. 4 & 5.
Step 7 -- Make sure that the edge of the panels are pressed fully into the groves of the front and back panel. Drill a 9/64" hole through each panel grove and wall panel approximately six inches from the top edge of the walls as marked by the XX. Fasten with rivets. This keeps the walls in place when inserting the insulation and prevents the top from being wider than the bottom. See fig. 6.
Step 8 -- Slide the edge of the inside plastic wall's ends into the liner stops and install as shown in fig. 7.
Step 9 -- Insert the insulation panels as shown in fig. 7. The right insulation piece measures 24" x 28". The back insulation piece measures 24" x 25 1/2", with the left at 24" x 24". After installing the insulation insert the 8 1/2" foil faced corner pieces into the right and left rear corner and the 6 1/2" piece in the front left corner. The remaining strips of insulation are packing material.
Step 10 -- Invert the steel inside floor and place the pre-cut 3/4" insulation within its rim. Insert the steel floor with the steel side up. Push the floor down until it rests evenly on the floor. Note: The floor can be easily removed for cleaning.
Step 11 -- The wall supports come in two lengths. The right wall support measures 31 1/4" length has a notch on one which faces the right front corner. The front support also measures 31 1/4". The left and back wall supports measure 28 3/4".
Step 12 -- Install the right wall support with its end near the corner overlapping the corner support. With the short bend on the outside, align the holes and attach with rivets. The last hole on each end of the support must be drilled and riveted. Do not drill holes in the liner yet. Install the corner supports. Install the back and left wall supports using the same procedure as used on the right support. See fig. 8, 9 & 10.
Step 13 -- Install the front wall support with the right half of its length placed between the front wall and door plate. Align the pre-punched holes of the wall and wall support and attach with rivets. Drill and attach with rivets at the five "X"'s on the front wall support as shown in Fig. 10.
Step 14 -- Make sure that the inside wall is tight against the insulation. Drill and rivet the remaining wall supports to the liner and inside metal corners. Pressing the ends of the supports tightly against the liner with pliers or other clamping tool will ensure a snug fit. Drill and attach the liner stops to the inside wall.
Step 15 -- Peel off the paper from the weather stripping as you push the adhesive side of the weather stripping to the top of the wall supports.
Step 16 -- Attach the door/cowl assembly to the front side of the door plate with ten # 10 x 32 x 3/8" machine bolts, lock washers and nut. Do not fully tighten bolts. Insure that the door swings freely without striking the door plate before full tightening. If the door strikes the door plate on the right raise the left side of the assembly. If it strikes on the left raise the right side. APPLY SILICONE LUBRICANT BETWEEN THE HINGE PIN AND RUBBER BUSHING WEEKLY. REPEAT THIS STEP MORE OFTEN IF THE DOOR RECEIVES HEAVY USE. See fig 11.
Step 17 -- Place the lid on the top of the wall. Allow the latch to hang from the latch strike that is attached to the left and right sides of the lid. Mark the location of the bottom hole of the latch on the wall with an ink pen or pencil. Attach the latch to the wall by inserting one small self tapping screw in the bottom hole at the spot marked. Insert one small self tapping screw into the top hole. See fig. 12.
Note -- The rubber door bushings are a consumable part, much like tires on an automobile that is not covered under the manufacturer's warranty. Lubricate them often with silicone lubricant to increase serviceability.
Use high quality grass hay for bedding (prairie, marsh, timothy, or brome grass hay). Do not use pillows or blankets as they can jam the door and prevent the dog from getting out. Wood chips; straw, clover, and alfalfa are poor bedding alternatives. Change bedding often.
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