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Building a House for Your Alaskan Malamute

Build a House for Your Alaskan MalamuteMore than 50 percent of people permit their Alaskan Malamutes to stay indoors and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Alaskan Malamute, below are some easy rules to follow when determining the type of house you want to provide for your Alaskan Malamute.

Building a Dog House for Your Alaskan Malamute: Size

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

How to Build a Dog House for Your Alaskan Malamute: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from invading the house, and taking your Alaskan Malamute’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Alaskan Malamute can use the heat of its body to warm the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Alaskan Malamute to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Alaskan Malamute can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building a House for Your Alaskan Malamute: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the doorway and construct the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the house entrance faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Alaskan Malamute’s Dog House

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

Alaskan Malamute Dog House: Conclusion

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

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