Building a House for Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, Pets | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Build a House for Your Grand Basset Griffon VendeenMore than fifty percent of owners allows their Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens to live indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, below are our easy rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to provide for your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen.

Building a Dog House for Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens is about 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen will need get a tape measure and measure your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen should be able to peer out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen’s health into consideration, remember how important 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 Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen can use the heat of its own body to heat the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen to escape the bad weather. Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the opening and build the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the house door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen’s House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty out your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen’s home. You should empty your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen’s house as frequently as you give your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen a bath.

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog House: Conclusion

If your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen stays outdoors then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen will help you get going.

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