Building a Dog House for Your Porcelaine

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Porcelaine | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your Porcelaine

Build a House for Your PorcelaineMore than 50% of owners permit their Porcelaines to stay inside and sleep on their couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Porcelaine, following are our easy rules to follow when figuring out the type of shelter you want to build for your Porcelaine.

Building a Dog House for Your Porcelaine: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Porcelaine’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Porcelaine will also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Porcelaines is around 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Porcelaine will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Porcelaine. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Porcelaine when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Porcelaine should be able to gaze out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Porcelaine will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Porcelaine and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Porcelaine: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Porcelaine’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Porcelaine can use the heat of its own body to warm the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will help your Porcelaine to escape the bad weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Porcelaine would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building a Dog House for Your Porcelaine: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the entryway and construct the roof a bit slanted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so make sure the dog house faces a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the doorway then.

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

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

Porcelaine Dog House: Conclusion

If your Porcelaine stays outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Porcelaine will help you start.

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

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