Building a House for Your Finnish Spitz

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Build a House for Your Finnish SpitzGreater than fifty percent of the population allows their Finnish Spitzs to live indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Finnish Spitz, to follow are our simple rules to follow when determining the type of shelter you want to provide for your Finnish Spitz.

Building Your Finnish Spitz a House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Finnish Spitz’s potential mature size. We enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Finnish Spitz will probably also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and Finnish Spitzs is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Finnish Spitz will need get a measuring tape and measure your Finnish Spitz. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Finnish Spitz when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Finnish Spitz should be able to peer out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Finnish Spitz will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Finnish Spitz and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Finnish Spitz’s shoulders.

Building Your Finnish Spitz a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Finnish Spitz’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Finnish Spitz can use the heat of its own body to heat up the space if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Finnish Spitz to escape the inclement weather. Your Finnish Spitz can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Finnish Spitz would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building Your Finnish Spitz a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the entryway and construct the roof a bit angled, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the entrance then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Finnish Spitz’s Dog House

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Finnish Spitz a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Finnish Spitz’s house. You should clean your Finnish Spitz’s house as frequently as you give your Finnish Spitz a bath.

Finnish Spitz Dog House: Conclusion

If your Finnish Spitz lives outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Finnish Spitz will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Finnish Spitzs.

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