Building a Dog House for Your Ratonero Valenciano

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Ratonero Valenciano | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your Ratonero Valenciano

Build a House for Your Ratonero ValencianoOver fifty percent of the population allows their Ratonero Valencianos to live indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Ratonero Valenciano, here are some simple rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to provide for your Ratonero Valenciano.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Ratonero Valenciano: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Ratonero Valenciano’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Ratonero Valenciano will also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Ratonero Valencianos is around 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Ratonero Valenciano will need get a measuring tape and measure your Ratonero Valenciano. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Ratonero Valenciano when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Ratonero Valenciano should be able to look out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Ratonero Valenciano will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Ratonero Valenciano and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Ratonero Valenciano’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Ratonero Valenciano: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from entering the house, and taking your Ratonero Valenciano’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Ratonero Valenciano can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Ratonero Valenciano to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build Your Ratonero Valenciano a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a little bit angled, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Ratonero Valenciano’s Dog House

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

Ratonero Valenciano Dog House: Conclusion

If your Ratonero Valenciano stays outdoors then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Ratonero Valenciano will help you get going.

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

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