Over 50 percent of owners permit their Shiba Inus to live indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Shiba Inu, following are our easy rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to provide for your Shiba Inu.
Building a Dog House for Your Shiba Inu: Size
1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Shiba Inu’s potential adult size. People enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Shiba Inu will also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Shiba Inus is about 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Shiba Inu will need get out a ruler and measure your Shiba Inu. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Shiba Inu when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Shiba Inu should be able to gaze out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Shiba Inu will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Shiba Inu and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Shiba Inu’s shoulders.
How to Build Your Shiba Inu a House: Elevation
2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Shiba Inu’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Shiba Inu can use the heat of its body to heat the area if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Shiba Inu to escape the nasty weather. Your Shiba Inu can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Shiba Inu would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.
Building a Dog House for Your Shiba Inu: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the door and build the roof a bit angled, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.
4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the doorway then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Shiba Inu’s Dog House
5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Shiba Inu a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Shiba Inu’s house. You should clean your Shiba Inu’s house as often as you give your Shiba Inu a bath.
Shiba Inu Dog House: Conclusion
If your Shiba Inu stays outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Shiba Inu will help you begin.
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