Building a Dog House for Your Pumi

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Pumi | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your Pumi

Build a House for Your PumiGreater than fifty percent of the population permit their Pumis to stay inside 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 Pumi, following are some simple rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to build for your Pumi.

Building Your Pumi a House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Pumi’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Pumi will probably also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both people and Pumis is around thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Pumi will need get out a tape measure and measure your Pumi. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Pumi when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Pumi should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Pumi won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Pumi and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Pumi a House: Elevation

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

Building a Dog House for Your Pumi: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the opening and construct the roof a bit tilted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Pumi’s House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Pumi a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Pumi’s home. You should clean the Pumi’s house as much as you give your Pumi a bath.

Pumi Dog House: Conclusion

If your Pumi lives outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Pumi will help you get going.

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

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