Building a Dog House for Your Landseer

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Landseer, Pets | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your Landseer

Build a House for Your LandseerGreater than 50% of people permit their Landseers to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Landseer, below are our easy rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to provide for your Landseer.

Building Your Landseer a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Landseer’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Landseer will also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Landseers is around thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Landseer will need get out a ruler and measure your Landseer. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Landseer when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Landseer should be able to see out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Landseer will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Landseer and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Landseer a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Landseer’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Landseer can use the heat of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your Landseer to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Landseer can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Landseer would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Landseer: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the entrance and build the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the dog house opening faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Landseer’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Landseer a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Landseer’s house. You should empty your Landseer’s house as much as you give your Landseer a bath.

Landseer Dog House: Conclusion

If your Landseer stays outside then he deserves to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Landseer will help you get started.

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

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