Building a Dog House for Your Entlebucher Mountain Dog

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

Build a House for Your Entlebucher Mountain DogGreater than 50 percent of owners allows their Entlebucher Mountain Dogs to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Entlebucher Mountain Dog, following are our easy rules to follow when figuring out the type of shelter you want to provide for your Entlebucher Mountain Dog.

How to Build Your Entlebucher Mountain Dog a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Entlebucher Mountain Dog’s potential mature size. We enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Entlebucher Mountain Dog will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Entlebucher Mountain Dogs is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Entlebucher Mountain Dog will need get a measuring tape and measure your Entlebucher Mountain Dog. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Entlebucher Mountain Dog should be able to peer out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Entlebucher Mountain Dog won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Entlebucher Mountain Dog and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Entlebucher Mountain Dog: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the house, and taking your Entlebucher Mountain Dog’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Entlebucher Mountain Dog can use the heat of its own body to warm the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Entlebucher Mountain Dog to escape the nasty weather. Your Entlebucher Mountain Dog can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Entlebucher Mountain Dog: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the opening and construct the roof a little bit angled, as well. Make sure 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 make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the dog house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Entlebucher Mountain Dog’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Entlebucher Mountain Dog a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Entlebucher Mountain Dog’s house. You should empty out the Entlebucher Mountain Dog’s house as frequently as you give your Entlebucher Mountain Dog a bath.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Entlebucher Mountain Dog stays outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Entlebucher Mountain Dog will help you get started.

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