Building a House for Your Clumber Spaniel

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Build a House for Your Clumber SpanielOver 50% of owners allows their Clumber Spaniels to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Clumber Spaniel, following are some simple rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to build for your Clumber Spaniel.

Building a Dog House for Your Clumber Spaniel: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Clumber Spaniel’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Clumber Spaniel will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Clumber Spaniels is about 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Clumber Spaniel will need get out a ruler and measure your Clumber Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Clumber Spaniel when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Clumber Spaniel should be able to see out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Clumber Spaniel won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Clumber Spaniel and measure the width of the widest point of the Clumber Spaniel’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Clumber Spaniel a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Clumber Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Clumber Spaniel can use the warmth of its own body to heat up the area if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your Clumber Spaniel to escape the bad 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 Clumber Spaniel would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build Your Clumber Spaniel a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a bit tilted toward the entryway and construct the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the entrance then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Clumber Spaniel’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Clumber Spaniel a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Clumber Spaniel’s home. You should empty the Clumber Spaniel’s house as often as you give your Clumber Spaniel a bath.

Clumber Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your Clumber Spaniel stays outdoors 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 Clumber Spaniel will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Clumber Spaniels.

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