Building a House for Your German Spaniel

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Build a House for Your German SpanielOver 50 percent of the population permit their German Spaniels to stay inside and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your German Spaniel, following are some simple rules to follow when considering the type of shelter you want to build for your German Spaniel.

How to Build a House for Your German Spaniel: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your German Spaniel’s potential adult size. We enjoy having approximately two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your German Spaniel will probably also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and German Spaniels is around a third of their standing height. To calculate how much space the German Spaniel will need get out a tape measure and measure your German Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the German Spaniel when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your German Spaniel should be able to gaze out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the German Spaniel won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the German Spaniel and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your German Spaniel: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To discourage pests from entering the house, and taking your German Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the German Spaniel can use the warmth of its body to heat up the area if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will help your German Spaniel to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved German Spaniel would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building a House for Your German Spaniel: Weather Resistant

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

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

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

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your German Spaniel a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your German Spaniel’s house. You should clean out your German Spaniel’s house as often as you give your German Spaniel a bath.

German Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your German Spaniel stays outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the German Spaniel will help you get going.

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

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