Over 50% of the population permit their Lithuanian Hounds to live indoors and sleep on the couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Lithuanian Hound, to follow are some simple rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to provide for your Lithuanian Hound.
How to Build Your Lithuanian Hound a House: Size
1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Lithuanian Hound’s potential adult size. We enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Lithuanian Hound will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Lithuanian Hounds is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Lithuanian Hound will need go get a tape measure and measure your Lithuanian Hound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Lithuanian Hound when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Lithuanian Hound should be able to look out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Lithuanian Hound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Lithuanian Hound and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Lithuanian Hound’s shoulders.
How to Build Your Lithuanian Hound a House: Elevation
2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Lithuanian Hound’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Lithuanian Hound can use the heat of its own body to heat the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Lithuanian Hound to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.
Building Your Lithuanian Hound a House: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the entrance and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.
4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the house doorway faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the doorway then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Lithuanian Hound’s Dog House
5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Lithuanian Hound a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Lithuanian Hound’s home. You should clean out the Lithuanian Hound’s house as often as you give your Lithuanian Hound a bath.
Lithuanian Hound Dog House: Conclusion
If your Lithuanian Hound stays outside then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Lithuanian Hound will help you start.
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