Building a Dog House for Your American Cocker Spaniel

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Build a House for Your American Cocker SpanielOver fifty percent of owners permit their American Cocker Spaniels to live inside and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of y’all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your American Cocker Spaniel, below are some easy rules to follow when determining what type of shelter you want to provide for your American Cocker Spaniel.

How to Build Your American Cocker Spaniel a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your American Cocker Spaniel’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your American Cocker Spaniel will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and American Cocker Spaniels is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the American Cocker Spaniel will need go get a measuring tape and measure your American Cocker Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the American Cocker Spaniel when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your American Cocker Spaniel should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the American Cocker Spaniel won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the American Cocker Spaniel and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your American Cocker Spaniel: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your American Cocker Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the American Cocker Spaniel can use the heat of its own body to heat up the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your American Cocker Spaniel to escape the inclement weather. Your American Cocker Spaniel can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved American Cocker Spaniel would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building Your American Cocker Spaniel a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the doorway and build the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so make sure the dog house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the dog house doorway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your American Cocker Spaniel’s Dog House

5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your American Cocker Spaniel a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your American Cocker Spaniel’s house. You should empty the American Cocker Spaniel’s house as much as you give your American Cocker Spaniel a bath.

American Cocker Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your American Cocker Spaniel lives outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the American Cocker Spaniel will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about American Cocker Spaniels.

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