Greater than 50% of owners allows their American Akitas to live inside and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your American Akita, here are our easy rules to follow when determining what type of shelter you want to provide for your American Akita.
How to Build Your American Akita a Dog House: Size
1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your American Akita’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your American Akita will probably also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both humans and American Akitas is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the American Akita will need go get a tape measure and measure your American Akita. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the American Akita when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your American Akita should be able to peer out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the American Akita will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the American Akita and measure the breadth of the widest point of the American Akita’s shoulders.
Building Your American Akita a House: Elevation
2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your American Akita’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the American Akita can use the heat of its body to heat the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your American Akita to escape the nasty weather. Your American Akita can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved American Akita would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.
Building a Dog House for Your American Akita: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the opening and build the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure 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 faces a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the dog house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the entrance then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your American Akita’s Dog House
5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your American Akita a house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your American Akita’s house. You should clean the American Akita’s house as much as you give your American Akita a bath.
American Akita Dog House: Conclusion
If your American Akita lives outdoors then he deserves to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the American Akita will help you begin.
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