Building a Dog House for Your Irish Red And White Setter

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Build a House for Your Irish Red And White SetterOver fifty percent of owners permit their Irish Red And White Setters to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Irish Red And White Setter, here are some simple rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to provide for your Irish Red And White Setter.

Building a House for Your Irish Red And White Setter: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Irish Red And White Setter’s potential mature size. People enjoy having approximately two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Irish Red And White Setter will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Irish Red And White Setters is around a third of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Irish Red And White Setter will need get out a ruler and measure your Irish Red And White Setter. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Irish Red And White Setter when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Irish Red And White Setter should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Irish Red And White Setter will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Irish Red And White Setter and measure the width of the broadest point of the Irish Red And White Setter’s shoulders.

Building Your Irish Red And White Setter a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from entering the house, and taking your Irish Red And White Setter’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Irish Red And White Setter can use the warmth of its own body to heat up the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Irish Red And White Setter to escape the nasty weather. Your Irish Red And White Setter can decide to just sleep 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 pallet to snooze on.

Building Your Irish Red And White Setter a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the entrance and construct the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Irish Red And White Setter’s House

5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Irish Red And White Setter a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Irish Red And White Setter’s house. You should clean the Irish Red And White Setter’s house as frequently as you give your Irish Red And White Setter a bath.

Irish Red And White Setter Dog House: Conclusion

If your Irish Red And White Setter lives outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Irish Red And White Setter will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Irish Red And White Setters.

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