Building a Dog House for Your Saint-Usuge Spaniel

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Saint-Usuge Spaniel | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your Saint-Usuge Spaniel

Build a House for Your Saint-Usuge SpanielGreater than 50 percent of the population allows their Saint-Usuge Spaniels to live inside and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Saint-Usuge Spaniel, here are our easy rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Saint-Usuge Spaniel.

Building Your Saint-Usuge Spaniel a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Saint-Usuge Spaniel’s potential mature size. We enjoy having approximately two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Saint-Usuge Spaniel will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Saint-Usuge Spaniels is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Saint-Usuge Spaniel will need get out a tape measure and measure your Saint-Usuge Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Saint-Usuge Spaniel when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Saint-Usuge Spaniel should be able to peer out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Saint-Usuge Spaniel won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Saint-Usuge Spaniel and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Saint-Usuge Spaniel a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To dissuade bugs from invading the house, and taking your Saint-Usuge Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Saint-Usuge Spaniel can use the heat of its own body to heat up the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Saint-Usuge Spaniel to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Saint-Usuge Spaniel would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Saint-Usuge Spaniel: Weather Resistant

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

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Saint-Usuge Spaniel’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Saint-Usuge Spaniel a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Saint-Usuge Spaniel’s house. You should clean out your Saint-Usuge Spaniel’s house as often as you give your Saint-Usuge Spaniel a bath.

Saint-Usuge Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your Saint-Usuge Spaniel lives outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Saint-Usuge Spaniel will help you begin.

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