Greater than 50% of people permit their Dogo Argentinos to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Dogo Argentino, following are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to provide for your Dogo Argentino.
Building a House for Your Dogo Argentino: Size
1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Dogo Argentino’s potential mature size. People enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Dogo Argentino will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and Dogo Argentinos is about a third of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Dogo Argentino will need get a ruler and measure your Dogo Argentino. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Dogo Argentino when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Dogo Argentino should be able to see out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Dogo Argentino won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Dogo Argentino and measure the width of the broadest point of the Dogo Argentino’s shoulders.
Building a Dog House for Your Dogo Argentino: Elevation
2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Dogo Argentino’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 dog house so the Dogo Argentino can use the warmth of its own body to warm the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your Dogo Argentino to escape the bad 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 Dogo Argentino would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.
Building a House for Your Dogo Argentino: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the entryway and construct the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.
4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints recommend that the house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the opening then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Dogo Argentino’s House
5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Dogo Argentino a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Dogo Argentino’s house. You should clean out the Dogo Argentino’s house as often as you give your Dogo Argentino a bath.
Dogo Argentino Dog House: Conclusion
If your Dogo Argentino lives outdoors then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Dogo Argentino will help you start.
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