Building a Dog House for Your Black And Tan Coonhound

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Build a House for Your Black And Tan CoonhoundOver 50 percent of owners permit their Black And Tan Coonhounds to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Black And Tan Coonhound, below are our simple rules to follow when considering the type of house you want to build for your Black And Tan Coonhound.

Building Your Black And Tan Coonhound a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Black And Tan Coonhound’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Black And Tan Coonhound will probably also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and Black And Tan Coonhounds is approximately a third of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Black And Tan Coonhound will need get a tape measure and measure your Black And Tan Coonhound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Black And Tan Coonhound when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Black And Tan Coonhound should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Black And Tan Coonhound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Black And Tan Coonhound and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Black And Tan Coonhound a House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your Black And Tan Coonhound’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Black And Tan Coonhound can use the warmth of its own body to warm up the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Black And Tan Coonhound to escape the inclement weather. Your Black And Tan Coonhound can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building a Dog House for Your Black And Tan Coonhound: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so make sure the dog house faces a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the entrance then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Black And Tan Coonhound’s House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Black And Tan Coonhound a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Black And Tan Coonhound’s house. You should clean the Black And Tan Coonhound’s house as frequently as you give your Black And Tan Coonhound a bath.

Black And Tan Coonhound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Black And Tan Coonhound lives outside then he deserves to have a pleasant place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Black And Tan Coonhound will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Black And Tan Coonhounds.

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