Building a House for Your Gordon Setter

Posted by on Mar 25, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Gordon Setter, Pets | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Gordon Setter

Build a House for Your Gordon SetterMore than 50% of the population allows their Gordon Setters to live indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Gordon Setter, to follow are some easy rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to provide for your Gordon Setter.

Building a House for Your Gordon Setter: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Gordon Setter’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Gordon Setter will also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Gordon Setters is around 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Gordon Setter will need go get a ruler and measure your Gordon Setter. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Gordon Setter when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Gordon Setter should be able to look out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Gordon Setter will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Gordon Setter and measure the width of the widest point of the Gordon Setter’s shoulders.

Building Your Gordon Setter a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Gordon Setter’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Gordon Setter can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will help your Gordon Setter to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Gordon Setter would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building Your Gordon Setter a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the entryway and construct the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Gordon Setter’s House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Gordon Setter a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Gordon Setter’s house. You should empty your Gordon Setter’s house as frequently as you give your Gordon Setter a bath.

Gordon Setter Dog House: Conclusion

If your Gordon Setter stays outside then he deserves to have a pleasant place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Gordon Setter will help you get going.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Gordon Setters.

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