Building a Dog House for Your Dunker

Posted by on Mar 29, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Dunker, Pets | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your Dunker

Build a House for Your DunkerOver fifty percent of the population allows their Dunkers to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Dunker, below are our easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of house you want to provide for your Dunker.

How to Build Your Dunker a House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Dunker’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Dunker will also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Dunkers is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Dunker will need go get a ruler and measure your Dunker. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Dunker when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Dunker should be able to look out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Dunker will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Dunker and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Dunker: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your Dunker’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Dunker can use the heat of its own body to heat up the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Dunker to escape the bad weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Dunker: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a bit angled, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Dunker’s House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Dunker a dog house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Dunker’s home. You should empty your Dunker’s house as frequently as you give your Dunker a bath.

Dunker Dog House: Conclusion

If your Dunker stays outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Dunker will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Dunkers.

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