Building a Dog House for Your Belgian Shepherd Dog

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Belgian Shepherd Dog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your Belgian Shepherd Dog

Build a House for Your Belgian Shepherd DogOver 50 percent of owners permit their Belgian Shepherd Dogs to live indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Belgian Shepherd Dog, here are our simple rules to follow when determining what type of house you want to provide for your Belgian Shepherd Dog.

How to Build Your Belgian Shepherd Dog a House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Belgian Shepherd Dog’s potential mature size. People enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Belgian Shepherd Dog will also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Belgian Shepherd Dogs is around 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Belgian Shepherd Dog will need get a measuring tape and measure your Belgian Shepherd Dog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Belgian Shepherd Dog when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Belgian Shepherd Dog should be able to see out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Belgian Shepherd Dog will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Belgian Shepherd Dog and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Belgian Shepherd Dog a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Belgian Shepherd Dog’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Belgian Shepherd Dog can use the warmth of its own body to warm up the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Belgian Shepherd Dog to escape the inclement weather. Your Belgian Shepherd Dog can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build Your Belgian Shepherd Dog a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the door and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints recommend that the dog house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Belgian Shepherd Dog’s House

5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Belgian Shepherd Dog a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean out your Belgian Shepherd Dog’s house. You should empty your Belgian Shepherd Dog’s house as much as you give your Belgian Shepherd Dog a bath.

Belgian Shepherd Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Belgian Shepherd Dog lives outside then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Belgian Shepherd Dog will help you get started.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Belgian Shepherd Dogs.

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